Written on: 23/09/2011 by wezdavo
I have owned many airguns over the years and this has to be one of the best. I bought it second hand for £250, mounted a simmons 4-12 x 50 a/o and fitted a quickfill adaptor from Uttings. After trying about ten brands of pellets i decided on air arms field 5.5, which group hole on hole at 30 yards. I have even hit 2 inch spinners at 75 yards from a rest with about 8 inchs holdover!! The build quality is good, blueing is exceptional. The bolt action is smooth and presice. The trigger is ok,... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2009 by RRogerRabbit (8 reviews written)
Sadly I sold my FN19 Lighthunter some time ago and it was the worst thing I've ever done!
- looks great
- Magazines are resonably priced (£11)
- decent shot capacity
- not at all pellet fussy, though H&N Exact and Barracuda Match gave the best results
- reasonably priced for a rifle of this quality
- Slightly noisy when shot, magazines also rattle a bit... not a big complaint though given how cheap the magazines are. As for the... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2009
Common with all Falcon FN19 rifles:
I see alot of you are struggling with the bolt action and pellets.
Bolt action, basically there are two minor issues with the bolt action, which is down to owner setup and usage.
1, Sometimes people let a shot off with the bolt arm lifted, this causes a blow back, and usually hammers the bolt back onto the allen/O ring screw making the slot end "Burr up". This then causes a grating effect on the bolt action, and can premeturely damage the allen/o ring... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2008 by vek (1 review written)
Just bought a second hand falcon fn19 raptor mk2 skelton. i like the gun with it seems well balanced and looks the part i paid 250 for the gun with silencer and 3x9x50 tasco scopes gun bag and hand pump which seems to work ok The only thing i can say at the moment is it is still on the 12 foot pounds power how can i get the power up on this? (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2007 by Laserb2 (1 review written)
I have just purchased a second hand Falcon. I am feeling back pressure coming from the barrel port end. Could anyone please tell me if there should be a rubber O ring on the pellet locator which would fit nice and snug into the barrel as there isn't one on mine. Any help and comments would be much appreciated. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2007 by dreadheadmarksman (13 reviews written)
I always wanted one of these since i bought my 1st air rifle mag about 7 years ago now i finally saved up and bought one here's what i think
ACTION FIT AND FINISH:
this rifle handles really well it snaps up to the eye straight away its not too heavy and its not too light either however when i bought it new from falcon the cocking bolt was crunchy and horrible this only took 2 seconds to fix (plus a few hundred pellets to wear the gun in a little) but was still annoying
the trigger felt... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2007 by Top Gun
I'll go give it 100% it the best and the best air rifle i have got yet i would give it 100/100 if it went that far the power and accuracy behind the shoot you take is unbelievable! (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2005 by corkosmylos (1 review written)
I work in an outdoor supplies shop in Sussex (The Outdoorsman) and have tried many different rifles. I used my shop discount to buy the
Falcon FN19 Raptor because A) it was cheap for what you get and B) it came very highly recommended.
When I got my rifle I was so struck by the gorgeous look of it, I dumped my girlfriend and have now set a date with my Raptor.
It comes with a Walther barrel and I have installed the FAC hammer-spring, bored out the ports and the chamber as been polished.... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2004 by Hot Shot S200 (5 reviews written)
I have an FN19 raptor, this gun is fantastic to look at and shoots well but is very pellet fussy, liking only pointed pellets, this is not good as I prefer Air Arms Field. I need advice on best pellet type for this gun can you help.
I just hope that I have not bought a bad one. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by jon trafford
The Falcon FN19 Raptor Mk2 Skelton is a great quality gun at a great price. It has a capacity of an 8 shot magazine, it is extremely accurate over 35 to 40 yards, it has an easy fill system with the quick fill silencer. The bad things about the gun is the shot capacity is not that high, the trigger is a bit sticky and crunchy and when you are walking around you seem to catch the bolt on your pocket and load two pellets. Apart from that the gun is great. Jon Trafford (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2004 by Deker (1 review written)
Build quality and engineering are not the best in the world but this reflects in the price, being far from the most expensive tool available. Falcon are always happy to talk and helpful. The gun is very accurate and easy to use in the field, it is light but seems well balanced. (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2003 by jools (1 review written)
i have had this Falcon FN19 a little over 2 months now and i have to say that as an intro to PCP's i couldnt have had better.this is my first rifle and has given me a keen interest in hunting probably due to its accuracy [i hit clusters the size of postage stamps at 50 yds]and its killability.
i got the gun secondhand with scope,bipod,sling,hand-pump,for £300 and its worth every penny.it took minutes to zero at 25 yds but i soon realized that 35 yds was a better zero distance for the gun and... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2003 by Jamie (4 reviews written)
Ive been toying with the idea of buying a Falcon FN19 Raptor Mk2 Skelton for a while now, but after reading all the reviews here it has kinda put me off buying one now. Why you might ask?... Well for a start I own the 8" version which is an absolutely beautiful piece of kit. The gun only measures just under 70cm from butt to tip, and with the additional long silencer from falcon it measures approx 87cm. Its basically the same as the 19" version, same breach, magazine, bolt action etc,... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2003 by neil (mr.pibb) moore.
I love my falcon raptor mk2 .177
the walnut skeleton stock is awsome.I have a small build frame so it fits me perfect,very easy to shoulder and aim for a long time if needed. With h&n barracuda match pellets the accuracy could not be better. The power is at 17 foot pounds,with the scope sighted at 25 yards, i can hit the target at 50 with only a half inch holdover.
I cant wait for the new t-bird to come out. If you dont have a falcon, then buy two!
Written on: 11/06/2003 by James.
I absolutely love my Falcon FN19 Raptor, i go shooting with it at least once a week. It's very light weight and easy to handle. the bolt action works very smoothly and the only time i have had any trouble with loading it was when i was using bad pellets, i even got 1/2 inch group at 35 yards with it they other week so i no it's very accurate, and also it's got to be one of the best looking air rifles around. The only thing that i can find that would even slightly put me off buying another... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2003 by Mort.
I really like this Falcon rifle it feels good and and solid and looks great, I use it regularly for hunting, I thought the size of the pneumatic chamber would be too small but i have found it to be a decent size and holds about 60 full power shots. I use dynamic pcp2 pellets and it chronys right on 12 ft/lbs. After buying this rifle and using it for a few months I have alot of confidence in the ability of this rifle and would reccommend it to anyone. Also it can be a pain reloading the... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2003 by Garry Jordan.
Purchased (imported) in May 2002 in .22 Cal FAC,the gun has continued to impress each time I take it out. It is very accurate and leaves me with great confidence in every shot I take. It takes 16 shots (2 mags) to reduce the cylinder pressure from 3000 psi to 2000 psi, after which the accuracy starts to fall off. For my type of shooting, this is fine - I'm never far from base camp and the filling tank. The gun shoots 16 gr. JSB pellets at 840 fps (approx 25 ft lbs), which is plenty of... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2002 by shadow killer.
If you wipe the gun finish with a silicon cloth before and after you use the gun and this will help to protect the gun when rampaging through fields and woods on those important hunting trips. happy hunting ps; could anybody measure the lb/ft on their falcon and e-mail the results. cheers (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2002 by Gazo.
The Falcon FN19 Raptor Mk2 Skelton is a first class hunting gun - lightweight so it can be carried for hours without a problem. This gun is very pointable and I have taken out vermin at 40 yards with ease.
This gun will give you pellet on pellet holes at 25 yards with the use of a rest.
Very Easy to use with a good magazine that will give you 8 shots in .22.
The only problem I find with this gun is when it is removed from the stock for cleaning etc, it`s fiddly lining the gun back up to the... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2002 by Alex.
I have bought a Falcon Raptor skeleton 0.177 FAC version air rifle. Overall impression of the gun is good. It has the power and accuracy I was expecting. However handling the bolt loading mechanism feels terrible. All internal surfaces are very rough and the bolt isn't actually sliding very well. The bolt slot surface is so rough it actually grinds the brass bolt I have ordered as an accessory. Leaving permanent marks on the bolt handle.
I highly recommend to check out a particular sample in... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2002 by Melkor.
You'll notice from the bad points I listed that it's pretty hard to find anything wrong with the Falcon FN19 Raptor Mk2 Skelton air rifle. Just convenience and cosmetic things (which are easily fixed). My rifle is in .22 caliber and is an export (to the USA) model. It will fire a 21 gr Beeman Kodiak pellet at 890 ft/sec. I can smash clay pidgeons at 100 yards (although I keep it on constant fill for that). I used to shoot for the State of Connecticut Highpower Rifle team and let me tell you... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2002 by BigFishTom.
I purchased the Raptor Lighthunter air rifle. As mentioned by others it is a sexy looking piece of kit, but that isn't everything. To be honest the salesman @ uttings did a good job on me (and being a salesman myself I am easily suckered) and I didn't need anything like this. I am new to air rifles and completely ignored all sensible advice about looking around and went straight out and purchased the Lighthunter, logun lamp and Simmons Super Nightview sights!!! "Crazy Fool" you shout. Hell... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2002 by SiRiuS-C.
I have a .22 Falcon Raptor MK2 "FN19RS".
These things leave Birmingham in England set at approx 10.5 Foot LBS using an 185bar fill and Bisley Magnum Pellets.
My rifle was chrono'd and was on average 10.8 FT LBS.
I decided to increase the power to as near as 12FT LBS (English Max, Bah its the Law!) and I couldn't get much past 11.4. Performing this tweak had knock on effects: The cocking bolt needing adjusting as did the spindle that holds the 8 shot multi mag in place.
Although this was a... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2001 by Nigel.
The .177 Falcon F19 Raptor Mk2 air rifle, with walnut skelton stock, is a fine looking weapon.
Unfortunatly for me, my particular gun came to me with the action incorrectly mounted in the stock (it was twisted to one side) and the barrel was actualy bent to the left due to the front barrel support being fitted off-center. This gave shot gun like accuracy.
Both these faults were easily corrected in about 2 minutes once I had noticed them!
Assembly quality aside, the components of the gun are... (read more)
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