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FX Panthera Black 500mm FAC

The FX Panthera Black 500mm FAC air rifle has been purpose-built for precision competition shooting and is unlike any rifle FX Airguns have made before. Read more
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FX Panthera Black 500mm Air Rifle


A dedicated, purpose-built air rifle made to win precision rifle competitions

The FX Panthera is unlike any rifle FX Airguns have made before. It is a dedicated slug rifle, purpose-built with precision competition in mind, and complete with airgun innovation that continues the FX Airguns tradition of pushing the boundaries of airgun performance.


A Generational Leap Forwards

The Panthera includes technology that is a generational leap-forward for an airgun. It begins with the new Dynamic Block, a new breech block designed from the ground up for performance slug shooting. The Dynamic Block utilises a compact one-piece valve. This High-Power / Short-Impulse Valve is extremely efficient while allowing an immense and precise flow of air.

The plenum feeding the Panthera is revolutionary and the first of its kind. The Dynamic Plenum is an over-the-barrel plenum which provides a consistent regulated pressurized plenum around the barrel, adding incredible stiffness to the barrel as well as allowing multiple plenum lengths to be employed to match the calibre and power of the rifle.

Precise levels of pressure are maintained by the single AMP MKII Regulator

The results of the Dynamic Breech & Plenum are extraordinary! Testing has yielded constant 10 shot strings with standard deviations in the low 1.0–2.0 range with extreme spreads as low as 3-4. This ability to precisely control air flow paired with the world-class FX Superior STX barrel using premium slugs will yield competition wins, and not just in airgun competitions.


Designed for Competition Shooting

The Panthera stock is designed for competition. It features a 14.75” long Arca rail complete with M-LOK sections and a barricade block nestled next to the breech. Achieve an ideal balance point by adding external M-LOK compatible weights or internal FX Barrel Weights that attach under the shroud

The Panthera further fits the shooter using a fully adjustable buttstock and an adjustable cheekpiece that is also ambidextrous. The Panthera’s air source is a 300cc carbon fiber bottle attached in the rear and is filled via a rear located foster quick disconnect.

The Dynamic block has a larger breech than previous rifles that allows projectiles up to 13mm in length. It uses the Standard Side-Shot Magazine but with a newly designed deeper lid to accommodate longer length slugs. The FX Panthera employs the Quick Tune System, a 20MOA picatinny scope rail, comes standard with a zero-angle grip and has an ambidextrous sidelever cocking handle that is reversible to the left side of the rifle. Dual angled Manometers on the left side of the block show the bottle pressure and the regulated plenum pressure.


World Changing

Truly the precision rifle world will forever be changed with the new FX Panthera. The rifle feels and shoots like a precision 22LR, enjoying straight back recoil, but with precision and accuracy only found with an FX Airgun!


COCKING SYSTEM Reversible Sidelever

21rds in .177

18rds in .22

16rds in .25

13rds in .30


13mm (0.51")

BARREL Superior Heavy STX
TRIGGER Adjustable match trigger
VALVE High Power / Short Impulse

.22 up to 70ft/lbs

.25 up to 80ft/lbs

.30 up to 110ft/lbs

AIR CAPACITY Carbon Fiber 300cc
LENGTH 965mm (38")
WEIGHT 3.5kg (7.65lbs)
CHARGING Rear Located Foster QD

112 Shots in .22

56 shot in .25

37 shots in .30

Gun Condition
Gun Maker
Gun Model
Panthera Black 500mm FAC
Pre-Charged Pneumatic
Gun Type
Airgun FAC
Gun Style
Air Rifle
Ambidextrous Stock
Barrel Length
Gun Stock Type
Tactical Stock


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When buying an FAC gun it’s the user’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct variation on their licence, this will include the type of gun and the designated calibre.

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