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Wildcat Review Update: June 21, 2015

I have had the .25 Wildcat for 16 days now and am happy to report there have been no issues or problems with the build quality of the unit I received. There are some new observations and findings that I have identified which I will share with you below.

ADDITION OF A NEW ATLAS BIPOD:
As I mentioned in my last update, I wasn’t having much success using the Wildcat with a shooting rest. Not being one to let obstacles get in my way, I decided now was the time to invest in a good bipod that could be shared between my Wildcat and Air Wolf. The Atlas was the best option as they sell a model that comes with a quick release picatinny mount. I purchased two mounting kits comprised of a 3.35″ picatinny rail and an individual faster set. Since I have zero faith in my ability to mount the rail to the stock, I opted to leave it in the hands of the professionals so I dropped the stock off with Kip over at Airguns of Arizona so he could install the rail to the stock. The cost breakdown for everything was as follows:

  • $269 – Atlas BT10-LW17 V8 Bipod
  • $20 – Atlas BT15 3.35″ Picatinny Rail
  • $5 – Atlas BT517 Fastener Set
  • $60 – Rail Installation at AOA

I left my gun with Kip lat Tuesday and picked it up Thursday evening. As expected, Kip did a top notch job mounting the rail to the Wildcat’s stock. I couldn’t be more pleased. Here are some pictures:

Atlas BT15 Picatinny Rail (mounted)

Bipod Attached – Note ADM 170S Quick Release Lever

Wildcat on Atlas Bipod

COCKING AND MAGAZINE INDEXING ISSUES – POSSIBLE ROOT CAUSE AND FIX
I found out, through trial and error, that over tightening the second stage (screw C in picture below) can cause the cocking to stop working. To restore normal cocking, loosen the second stage set screw slightly until the gun cocks properly again. I found the second stage set screw also has a direct influence on the indexing of the magazine. how the magazine indexes so if anyone encounters cocking issues or has a magazine that isn’t indexing properly, your first course of action would be to try adjusting the second stage set screw to see if that fixes your problems. Here is a breakdown of the various set screws and some words of advice:

A – Trigger Stop
B – SEAR RETURN SPRING – DO NOT TOUCH!!
C – Second Stage
D – First StageCAUTION:

  • The first rule of Screw B is: You do not touch Screw B. The second rule of Screw B is: You do not touch Screw B. Leave screw B alone. Don’t touch it.
  • Do not to over tighten set screw C as it will prevent the gun from cocking and the magazine from indexing properly
  • Do not to over tighten set screw D as it will prevent the safety catch from engaging

WILDCAT TRIGGER TOO CLOSE TO THE GRIP
Well, I don’t know about the rest of you but I find the Wildcat’s trigger to be too close to the grip which has made it near impossible to keep the gun steady and stable when firing a shot. I have never had this problem on the other guns. In the winter, I typically wear size L gloves so if you wear a size L or larger glove, you may want to try out the Wildcat in person before you purchase the gun sight unseen. I’d be curious to hear from other owners on their findings with the trigger location.

That’s it for now. Catch you all later.