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FX Monsoon (Semi Auto) PCP Rifle – Full Review  

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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-10 12:08:28  

Hey Guys! This is one of my favorite air rifles. The FX Monsoon is a high quality semi-auto PCP rifle that is a classic! This video is a full review of the Monsoon.  Will FX revisit a semi auto someday? I hope so. Check out the Monsoon here and you may decide you need one in your collection. They are regularly available used in the Airgun Classifieds. Thanks for watching! -Nate 

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gy954
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2019-08-10 16:12:17  

Nice review. I looked into the Monsoon and the Revo a couple of years ago. After much research, I concluded that some examples worked well, but others seemed to have one problem after another.  Given what appeared to be erratic quality control, I decided to pass on both.  I am still waiting for a good semi-auto air rifle.


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-10 17:12:25  

What is this Revo you speak of? ....oh....the FX Revolution..... one trick is you have to oil them. If you shoot it dry for 2-3 years you can’t expect all those parts to stay friction free....you have to oil them regularly. Maybe that caused some of the problems. 

Go for a Steyr Hunting 5 Auto...only a few hundred more than a new Monsoon at $2100. You wouldn’t be dissapointed with that one. 

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Kingfisher1961
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2019-08-10 18:22:56  

I bought the Hatsan Bullmaster after owning both the Monsoon and the Revo.  

So far, aside frome the heavy trigger pull, the Hatsan is a superior cycling rifle....and just as accurate as the FX rifles! 

It's a killer in .25!  I'm not concerned with the shot consistency being a little bit off compared to the FX Monsoon. For what I use it for, I only need a few clips. On a full tank I get over 50  full power shots.  More than sufficient for small game.  

It will put a full clip in a one inch hole during rapid fire.  Very cool for a 600 dollar used rifle.

 


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Rob in NC
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2019-08-10 20:09:25  

Had a Monsoon... LOVED it... for about 2 days till I shot it.  Jams, cycling issues, etc.   Sent back to dealer and it was returned some time later.  Within 2 weeks, same issues with not cycling and such. Returned for refund.

Next venture into semi auto was a Bullmaster.  Heavy... reliable for a while and lots of shot on a fill... and ACCURATE and POWERFUL.  Aside from the weight and it looking like a military fuel spout... (donkey dXXk for those who are unaware), it was ok. Trigger was horrid, but didnt deter from accuracy.  Ended up selling it due to finicky cycling after a while.

Next up... the Evanix Air Speed. So far as been spot on cycling. No issues... ended up with a random accuracy issue, which is well known and the dealer has send me a new bolt probe, spring and such that is supposed to remedy, but I've yet to install. All in all, far as reliability and trigger (even accuracy despite the random flyer) the Evanix is king so far.

Always wanted a Revo, but my experience with the Monsoon, kept me from it. 

For now, keeping my eye on the SK-19 and hoping it pans out and and will give that one a go.

Still... great vid, as always! Keep up the good work... perhaps will see an AirMax Pistol review in the near future... 😉

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

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mildot 52
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2019-08-11 10:05:14  
Posted by: @rob-in-nc

Had a Monsoon... LOVED it... for about 2 days till I shot it.  Jams, cycling issues, etc.   Sent back to dealer and it was returned some time later.  Within 2 weeks, same issues with not cycling and such. Returned for refund.

Next venture into semi auto was a Bullmaster.  Heavy... reliable for a while and lots of shot on a fill... and ACCURATE and POWERFUL.  Aside from the weight and it looking like a military fuel spout... (donkey dXXk for those who are unaware), it was ok. Trigger was horrid, but didnt deter from accuracy.  Ended up selling it due to finicky cycling after a while.

Next up... the Evanix Air Speed. So far as been spot on cycling. No issues... ended up with a random accuracy issue, which is well known and the dealer has send me a new bolt probe, spring and such that is supposed to remedy, but I've yet to install. All in all, far as reliability and trigger (even accuracy despite the random flyer) the Evanix is king so far.

Always wanted a Revo, but my experience with the Monsoon, kept me from it. 

For now, keeping my eye on the SK-19 and hoping it pans out and and will give that one a go.

Still... great vid, as always! Keep up the good work... perhaps will see an AirMax Pistol review in the near future... 😉

If I made and sold airguns and had to deal with people like you I would hang myself


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Rob in NC
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2019-08-11 13:34:35  

@mildot-52

Really?  I'd say the pages upon pages of BOI that I have and my reputation here as an easy going person would seem to clash with your assessment.  Regardless, each to his own.  🙂

Edited after I gave it a bit more thought

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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-11 16:55:30  

Rob in NC, it just so happens the Air Max pistol is my next review. I just finished editing it. Check Airgun Talk this Saturday morning and the review will be on there. That air max is one hell of a pistol. It out shot my AP16....putting them in 1/2 inch groups (or better) at 35 yards, 

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Rob in NC
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2019-08-11 16:59:28  

@air-gun-channel

Nice!    Cant wait to see it, Sir!    Hopefully, I didnt cause you to hang yourself in dealing with me.....hahaha!

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

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2019-08-11 18:45:26  

I'll stick with my ol" Career 707 with gold gaudy bling. I can cycle it as fast as any semi and have NEVER had a single problem with it in 15 years, Stupid accurate with any pellet except pointed.

Do a review on this ol' timer. I really like your videos. Well done and very entertaining.

DonC


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-11 21:25:49  

Don C:

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Your wish is my command! -Nate 

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pluric
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2019-08-11 22:32:47  

I had a Monsoon as well. I found the cycling issue could be resolved with an extra wind on the magazine spring. It couldn't keep up with the rapid shooting.  The small magazine was the deal killer for me. Didn't have the self control not to rapid fire. My semi of choice now is a Huben.  Can load on the fly and I like the Pup style better for what I use it for.


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pluric
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2019-08-11 22:37:43  
Posted by: @mildot-52
Posted by: @rob-in-nc

Had a Monsoon... LOVED it... for about 2 days till I shot it.  Jams, cycling issues, etc.   Sent back to dealer and it was returned some time later.  Within 2 weeks, same issues with not cycling and such. Returned for refund.

Next venture into semi auto was a Bullmaster.  Heavy... reliable for a while and lots of shot on a fill... and ACCURATE and POWERFUL.  Aside from the weight and it looking like a military fuel spout... (donkey dXXk for those who are unaware), it was ok. Trigger was horrid, but didnt deter from accuracy.  Ended up selling it due to finicky cycling after a while.

Next up... the Evanix Air Speed. So far as been spot on cycling. No issues... ended up with a random accuracy issue, which is well known and the dealer has send me a new bolt probe, spring and such that is supposed to remedy, but I've yet to install. All in all, far as reliability and trigger (even accuracy despite the random flyer) the Evanix is king so far.

Always wanted a Revo, but my experience with the Monsoon, kept me from it. 

For now, keeping my eye on the SK-19 and hoping it pans out and and will give that one a go.

Still... great vid, as always! Keep up the good work... perhaps will see an AirMax Pistol review in the near future... 😉

If I made and sold airguns and had to deal with people like you I would hang myself

??? Wrong guy to troll. Gave an honest opinion and based on his personal results not internet hearsay. Either way, no way to respond. 


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mildot 52
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2019-08-12 07:41:41  

@pluric

I could care less what you think and how would you like to deal with customers like that and why do you believe all he says


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pluric
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2019-08-12 07:57:40  
Posted by: @mildot-52

@pluric

I could care less what you think and how would you like to deal with customers like that and why do you believe all he says

No reason not to believe him. He is a long term poster and from what I've read has great credibility, That's not really the point. This site has lost some excellent members over a couple trolls that show up with "I don't care" attitudes and run good people off. 

Having a keyboard doesn't mean you should use it to be a dick. From what I see that's what Twitter is for. 😉 😆 


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Rob in NC
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2019-08-12 08:17:52  

Deal with customers 'like that'?  I have well over 100 airguns and to date, the only one I have returned was the Monsoon.  When I sold the Bullmaster, I was up front with the person I sold it to of the issues. 

Why believe all I say?  hahaha... I've written articles, I've posted hundreds of pics, I attend airgun shows and bring in things for folks to see and shoot.  Sorry, but anyone who would question my credibility here obviously doesnt have a clue.

I suppose the beta male, low testosterone way of  thinking is that one should accept a gun that doesnt function properly and not request it be made right.  That's not me.

I've been with this forum since the James Kitching days and to date have never had cross words with anyone that I'm aware of so congrats!!

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience usually comes from bad judgment.


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-12 08:45:27  

Hey, I know Rob in NC is about the most laid back “customer” around. He sent me his gun stock to hydro dip...and I’ve had it for 6 months! (Doing a custom paint job on it instead)...he has never complained once... Airgunners don’t get any cooler than that! -Nate 

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Hooligan
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2019-08-12 15:17:20  

Guys I know the forum is slow these days but why go down the rabbit hole with this troll! Ignore him and he'll find a new place to feed. 

This thread can only be high-jacked if you give him the time of day.

Personally I would like to hear more about the semi's out there. Don't own a monsoon, but do have a Steyr that has been fun and trouble free, however I do find myself shooting my single shot Edgun more often.

Rob in NC and Pluric thanks for all your posts and in helping to keep this forum alive! Nate, you have come a long ways with your videos and reviews, keep it up.

Cheers gentlemen.


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-12 23:46:03  

Thanks Hooligan! I have the Steyr H5 Auto as well. I have never shot it yet but looking forward to shooting it. I'm very curious how it will compare to the Monsoon and others I have shot. 

One gun I am looking forward to reviewing is the Kral Ekinoks Semi Auto ($700)

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Also, this gun is really accurate. The Galatian Semi Auto. They had a few come through HatsanUSA .com in the wood stock version. I missed them...I would have killed for one of those. 

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caninesinaction
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2019-08-13 19:06:15  

@hooligan

I will echo your thanks to Rob and Pluric. Both have been a rock in providing great and thought provoking input. Agree also, Airgun Channel has come a long way in providing quality evals. Hope you keep it up because it add alot to the forum. 


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DaBick
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2019-08-15 17:19:23  

Had one for 3 years no problems. AZ said much better design than Revo 

Mine had no reg

Did they add this in later guns?

AB/Drew


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Airgun-Channel
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2019-08-16 00:16:47  

Hey guys. I thought Utah Airguns told me the Monsoon was regulated. I must have remembered wrong. I don’t think it is. I must have got my wires crossed....my mistake on that. -Nate 

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