I have the Impact with three barrels. I gave the Boss to my son.
He seldom shoots it as he has an Impact as well. I was surprised
at the last October airgun competition that more were shooting the
Impacts over the Crown or Boss. I agree with you in that as
impressive the Impact is as a jack of all trades it can be nudged
out by a more dedicated guns.
A relative just picked up a Crown and brought it to my house. He wanted
to sight it in. Granted it was fresh out of the box but I was not overly
impressed. The grouping was not what I would have expected from what I've
read on them. He boxed it up and sent it Ernest Rowe for his magical touch.
Not back yet.
I have always liked my Impact but did send it off to Ernest for a tune.
Right now I have no interest in the Crown due to the length. I'd bought a
Streamline in a .25 and I just doesn't fit my shooting style well. I'm
sticking with the shorter guns. They just work for me.
Not perfect but they sure hit what I aim at. http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1510628136/FX+Impact