Dreamline Tactical vs wildcat

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    ban-the-spoon
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    Looking at either Dreamline Tactical or wildcat mk11.

    Im looking to reach out to 100 yards but mostly shooting 65 yards squirrels and birds.

    Price     dreamline less money.

    Ease of use     ?

    mobility.       I think Wildcat would be easier to transport.

    I would like a bomb proof gun thats accurate.

    The Impact is too much gun for me.

    Thanks 

    Brendan

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    sonny
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    Wildcat is a proven piece of hardware and a great bullpup.comes in all common calibers and can be adjusted to shoot laser accurate. I know people who own them and have seen their results with my own eyes.  .25cal  34gr JSB's 900fps pellet on pellet @50 yards. shotgun shells @100yards. Talk to palm beach airguns I believe he has a tuner for them.

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    ban-the-spoon
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    Thanks I know The wildcat is great but how do they differ?

    Also my purchase will be in 25. cal.

     Maybe Ill have to wait till enough people break in their Dreamline.

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    RobR
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    Dreamline gives you ease of adjustability but the Wildcat has a more solid build to it. Both great guns.

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    sonny
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    The thing I have learned about these air guns is once you find the pellet you want to shoot and tune it for that pellet you shouldn't need to adjust it any more unless your a tinker junky or you require it adjustable for certain situations like indoor to outdoor use. If the later is the case I'd probably go with the dreamline. 

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    ban-the-spoon
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    So if I want to just shoot go with the Wildcat

    If I want adjust-ability go with the Dreamline. 

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    biohazardman
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    The Dreamline gives you many configurations kind of the like the AR15 or Lego of airguns.  It can be morphed into many different guns long and short, full sized stocks in several wood or synthetic units, Bullpup, or the Tactical folding stock or not ect.  It also has an externally adjustable regulator, hammer spring, and transfer port like the Impact and Crown as well as the angled high capacity magazine. The Wildcat not so much.  Still the Wildcat has different calibers and stocks available.

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    bigbobbybeef
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    I have a 22 wildcat and its a sweet gun head shots on squirrels at 50 yards is easy but its pellet picky it likes 18.13 JSB that is the most accurate it shoots the same hole wollowed out at 32 yards and i have it shooting 30.56 FPE it rocks hard the only thing i dont care for is the fill probe its ok i prefer the connector on my crown i am probably gonna sell it after the first of the year and order me a Dream Tac Compact.

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    ban-the-spoon
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    What else makes you want a Dreamline Tac Compact besides the fill.

    and why the compact and not the regular Dreamline Tac  ?

     

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    bigbobbybeef
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    the compact is a lot shorter and i dont like a long barrel with no support i get about 40 shots with my wildcat but with the compact you can unscrew the small bottle and screw in a 480cc  bottle lot more shot before filling

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    Roachcreek
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    Proven? Taking all the negative threads written here, by posters that know, with all the regulator problems, soft fire control issues,hammers, and simply problems with no fixes that I read about here, and remembering my Tarantula and two Royals, what exactly has been proven?  Price perhaps, complexity beyond many pcp fans capabilities to fix?

     

    Roachcreek

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    Bigragu
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    The wildcat is an awesome gun! I just picked up a second one, so now I have both a 30 and a 25, both MK2’s. It is an awesome gun, but yes, very finicky. Hopefully you are mechanically inclined and have the desire to work on your own guns. If not, there’s folks out there to assist. By finicky, I mean it’s not an easy gun to tear into and troubleshoot. But once you conquer it, it is spot on every time, all day, everyday. Set it and forget it.

    Having owned only a Marauder and a hatsan bully, I felt the wildcat needed more “attention” than those others. It felt “needy”. But after the frustration went away, and I learned all there is about this gun(big thanks to CHUCK)it rules over my PCP herd. So very accurate, compact, light, and quiet if you invest in a right/correct moderator. Changing an o ring on these can be intimidating, but it can be won over.

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    ban-the-spoon
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    Great info thanks.

    I have no problem tearing it down  and expect to do it to the dreamline as well.

    I guess that their both great guns and just a matter of taste. Both guns will suit my needs.

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    Redick
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    Same rifle just has bottle and regulator gauge

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    Dairyboy
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    bigbobbybeef

    but with the compact you can unscrew the small bottle and screw in a 480cc  bottle lot more shot before filling

    I'm not 100% sure that's true. I think you would need to remove the shroud first. The airtube is smaller OD and the bottles OD might be too big to fit on the compact version that have the shroud. 

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    ban-the-spoon

    What else makes you want a Dreamline Tac Compact besides the fill.

    and why the compact and not the regular Dreamline Tac  ?

     

    Just to clarify are you considering the Dream Tac or the Dream Tac Compact. The former has a longer barrel, larger air cylinder and will give you more power and shots per fill. The Tact Compact while short and very cool only gets about 25 shots per fill and has less power output. Of course down the road you can buy the extra component to change its configuration. Bill

    Oh and the other thing the Dreamlines magazine in .22 cal. for example holds 18 pellets while the Wildcat only 8, if you do a lot of pesting and in general you will appreciate the extra capacity.

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    bigbobbybeef
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    Airgunbill you wouldn't have less power output with the compact the accessories is what changes not the basic dreamline body ? You would have less shots because of the 230cc air tank.

     

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    ban-the-spoon
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    Yup

    Dreamline tac I think that's the plan

    1. Cheaper

    2. shot count per fill

    3. Larger magazine 

    4. Adjustability 

    accuracy I think is a wash. Distance Is also a wash.

    Thanks all for the help.

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    bigbobbybeef
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    Me ether dairy boy i sent fx an email about a barrel i wanted to buy and they replied a day later i am gonna ask them if you have to take the shroud off to screw in a bottle i think the alum bottle on my crown is a smaller diameter than the carbon fiber? 

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    bigbobbybeef

    Airgunbill you wouldn't have less power output with the compact the accessories is what changes not the basic dreamline body ? You would have less shots because of the 230cc air tank.

     

    Of course that is what I thought I said in my post. I think the Tact Compact only has about a 70cc air cylinder plus a 380mm barrel. The Dream Tact a 220cc cylinder, 500mm barrel and about 60 shots per fill in .22 caliber. That is unless you are planning to upgrade to a bottle on either and the Tact Compact still could not match the power out put with the longer barrel on the Tact. Bill

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