Did FX recently change/upgrade the cheek rests on the Wildcat

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    Bigragu
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    i realize the MK2’s are the latest offerings in the Wildcat line. I was just on FX’s site looking at the Wildcats, and I see the cheek rests start from the rear and now go all the way to the base of the scope rail back side. Is that a recent change? I’ve always wondered why on my MK2 30 caliber why the cheek rest is only like 6” long. It always looked to me like it should have extended out to cover the barrel and onto the scope rail like the pic on the top, taken from their website. Mine is on my gun rest vise, and you can see it’s just a short thingy. I know there’s a guy in the UK that makes cool 3D printed cheek rests that extend all the way forward,  but the only thing that bugged me about those is trivial, really, is that it covers the wildcat emblem on the left side of the rifle.

    If this extended cheek rest was a recent FX upgrade, I’d like to know so I can get mine replaced.

    thanks, all

     

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    JCD
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    I've had several WC's, cheekpiece from the end of the action to the scope rail on all. If they choose to do something different on the .30… I don't know.

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    Matt247365
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    I had an MK1 .22 bought new in 2017.

    Here's a pic.

    Matt

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    Mike_Lenardon
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    I have a first gen purchased right before they introduced the 2ns gen. And it has the short cheek piece.

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    Bigragu
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    With your responses, it bugs me with the inconsistency towards production and assembly of parts. I don’t understand that concept, cause that’s not how I would do things when I worked. Didn’t FX at wonder if someone would one day ask why a Wildcat would look different compared to another? I’ve already gotten over the fact that some wildcat owners have the adjustment hole for the AMP regulator above the stock line, thus simplifying adjustment by not having to remove the stock. Well, mine and a few others are hidden under the stock. Inconsistency. Now the cheek piece. What gives, man?

     

    Mike and Matt, sounds like you both have first gens, but both of you have different cheek pieces. My MK2, when compared o the MK2 out of FX’s site, have different cheek pieces!!

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    Bigragu
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    Looks like FX USA’ s phone is gonna be ringing off the hook come Tuesday.

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    JoeKool
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    Yes…  It’s the same, just shorter, been like that for about 6 to 8 months on the MKII’s!

    Check mine out?  A 6 to 8 month old Wildcat MKII.  FX airguns undergo rolling development, meaning they make small changes to their airguns at times without big announcements.  I like it, personally.

     

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    blord
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    This is my .22 Wildcat mk1 build in 2016.  It has the cheekpiece all the way to the rail.

     

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    Bigragu
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    Matt and BLord- are those full length cheek rests one solid piece, or two halves butted together? I contacted FX Sweden and they gave me the part number for the full length piece, to ask over at FXUSA. I emailed them but still no reply back.

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    blord
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    My cheekpiece is two part. See the exploded view of Wildcat mkI. Make sure you order the right part. The screwholes may be at a different location.

    WIldcat mkI exploded view

    https://www.krale.shop/media/blfa_files/FX_Wildcat_exploded_view_EN-min.pdf

    Or see the video,

    Wildcat mkII exploded view, the picture has a full length piece and the assembly had a piece that covers the action only.

    https://fxairguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Wildcat-MkII-kpl.pdf

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