Be careful making judgements on a quality company like FX. If you paint them with a broad brush stroke you potentially eliminate some great, classic pcp's. Yes, the groundbreaking Independence with on board pump has had problems. Yes, there have been problems with early Royale 400's. I dealt with one in a synthetic stock. I haven't spent much time with the Independence but shot Scot Heath's. I'm not talking about the Royale 500 series since I've never owned or shot one of these.
I don't willy nilly recommend guns like others. You don't see me post here very often. When I post about a gun it's not speculation. Most often I've owned it or at the very least I've shot it a lot. I've owned 3 tarantula's and 2 cyclones. Two of the tarantula's had factory stocks (grade 3-4 walnut with checkering) the third has a custom thumbhole. Still own the gun. All were silly accurate out to 50 yards. I had a cyclone with a synthetic that was accurate but sold it because I'm not a synthetic stock guy. The walnut stocked cyclone was bought from chrismel that posts here occasionally. He's owned 50-60 guns and he bought it back from me. The cyclones have great shot counts, very accurate out to 50 yards and feel like a carbine although they're marketed as a rifle.
I still own the AAS410 rifle in the above picture and will never sell it. Although it's long, gets a poor shot count relative to the tube size the thumbhole stock with adjustable buttpad fits me and I was able to adjust the trigger (with fiber washers inserted) to my liking. The Lothar Walther barrel shines on my gun.