The FX Hybrid Slug has been a fundamental leap forward in airgun projectile
design. A projectile shape that combines the high ballistic coefficient of
slugs, accuracy of pellets, and a light weight provided by the deep recessed
hollow point provided by the Hybrid’s patented design. Now FX offers the
.30 Caliber Hybrid.
.30 Caliber has always been a fantastic hunting caliber. Providing more
knock-down power while also inherently having a higher ballistic coefficient
so the projectile could shoot at farther distances while still retaining its
power. The .30 Hybrid is no different!
The .30 Cal Hybrid has the length and shape of a slug weighing north of 65
grains, but yet thanks to it’s deep hollowed out core, weighs just 44.5 grains.
The result is a fantastic ballistic coefficient at 0.102. This allows for shooters
to take game humanely at great distances while still retaining the energy of
the projectile. For instance, a 44.5 grain Hybrid shot at 980 fps has 95 ft lbs
of muzzle energy. At 100 yards the projectile still maintains 67 ft lbs of
energy (compared to a similar sized pellet that would only retain 45 ft lbs at
100 yards). This high BC also makes the FX Hybrid less susceptible to wind
drift. All things needed to humanely take game a longer distance.
At 44.5 grains, shooters will find that a vast amount of .30 caliber rifles will
shoot the hybrid well. Optimal accuracy will be found between 960-1020fps,
but will still shoot well at slower speeds depending on the manufacturers
barrel and twist rate.
To better tailor their barrels to shooting both Hybrids and standard pellets,
FX has further advanced and adjusted the specifications of their .30 Caliber
Superior Standard STX liner. All rifles now being produced will come with a
Superior Standard STX liner featuring a 1:26 Twist Rate. This liner will shoot
both standard pellets and FX Hybrid slugs exceptionally well (as well as other
light weight slugs). The older Superior Liners shipped with previous .30
Caliber FX rifles are now called the FX .30 Cal Superior Slow Twist Liner.
These feature a slower 1:37 Twist rate ideally suited for long distance pellet
shooting (particularly in windy conditions). Both liners serve their individual
purposes and will be offered through FX dealers.
The .30 Cal FX Hybrid Slug is available immediately at all USA based FX
Dealers and will be available shortly at worldwide FX Dealers.