FX Impact and WildCat bipod mounting [PHOTOS]

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    Ted
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    The bulk of my inbox for the past two weeks has been questions re: which bipods I plan to use on my Wildcat and Impact (both on order), as well as how I intend to mount them.  For the Wildcat I am using a swivel stud + Harris Bipod (6-9″),  The swivel stud will likely be a 3/4″, along with a white spacer. The white spacers behave like a ‘shock abosorber’, giving insurance from a potential strip.  The wildcat is tiny and light.  I hope to keep it that way.  A rail and an Atlas (or similar) bipod would create too much bulk for my liking.  Furthermore, the forestock of the WildCat has a curve to it – lending itself to a very nice fit with the Harris bipod (designed for a curved stock surface)

    As for the Impact, I intend to simply slip my Atlas bipod on the small piece of Picatinny rail in front of the bottle.  In this sense, I will have a bipod AND a front rest (for those times when I need to shoot off a rusty fence, and don’t want to scar the carbon bottle).  

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    Ben10
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    Hi Ted,

    Is the wildcat in the last picture the .25 version? 

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    “Ben10”Hi Ted,

    Is the wildcat in the last picture the .25 version? 

    
No, that is a .22 (with a prototype moderator).  I don’t think the finished product will have that added piece on the muzzle.  
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    AoA’s official Wildcat photos look like this (much more accurate coloring than my grainy iPhone photos):

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    Chnysng
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    Hi, ted: hello, I’m your fans from China, glad to see your post

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    Beagle02
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    Ted have you look at carbon fiber bi-pods for their light weight.

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    pheelgood
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    I was thinking this?
    ?644

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    P.Shooter71
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    Can I ask you what type of scope and power are you going to be installing on your WILDCAT?thx

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    Ted
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    “P.Shooter71”Can I ask you what type of scope and power are you going to be installing on your WILDCAT?thx

    
I am currently shopping around for scopes in the $300-500, 5x – 20x range.  I do not want an objective larger than 42mm, given the small stature of the gun.  Edgun gave me one of their new 10x scopes to try out.  tt is a 10×42, and would certainly do the job just fine.  But, I’m also looking at the SWFA line.  I wasn’t really interested in their original standard mildot scope but I’m digging their .1MRAD tactical reticle.  http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42M-Tactical-Riflescope-P53713.aspx

    I also have a MTC Mamba lite 3-12×42 and 4-16×42 that would both be a nice fit for the gun.  You’ll likely see a Sidewinder 30 on it when I use it in video, due to the Sidewinder lending itself so well to scope-cam filming.  But, I may very well have a smaller, lighter scope on the gun for personal use.  Or – maybe I’ll figure out my new scope-cam device that I have been working on by the time my gun arrives.  It will work perfectly with any scope, so I will no longer be chained to the Sidewinder for videos and reviews.  

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    P.Shooter71
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    Thx  so much !!

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    “Ted”

    “Ben10”Hi Ted,

    Is the wildcat in the last picture the .25 version? 

    
No, that is a .22 (with a prototype moderator).  I don’t think the finished product will have that added piece on the muzzle.  
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    AoA’s official Wildcat photos look like this (much more accurate coloring than my grainy iPhone photos):

    
It looks bigger than I thought it would when in the hand. I guess the moderator is doing some of that but still looks longer. 

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    “Ted”

    “P.Shooter71”Can I ask you what type of scope and power are you going to be installing on your WILDCAT?thx

    
I am currently shopping around for scopes in the $300-500, 5x – 20x range.  I do not want an objective larger than 42mm, given the small stature of the gun.  Edgun gave me one of their new 10x scopes to try out.  tt is a 10×42, and would certainly do the job just fine.  But, I’m also looking at the SWFA line.  I wasn’t really interested in their original standard mildot scope but I’m digging their .1MRAD tactical reticle.  http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42M-Tactical-Riflescope-P53713.aspx

    I also have a MTC Mamba lite 3-12×42 and 4-16×42 that would both be a nice fit for the gun.  You’ll likely see a Sidewinder 30 on it when I use it in video, due to the Sidewinder lending itself so well to scope-cam filming.  But, I may very well have a smaller, lighter scope on the gun for personal use.  Or – maybe I’ll figure out my new scope-cam device that I have been working on by the time my gun arrives.  It will work perfectly with any scope, so I will no longer be chained to the Sidewinder for videos and reviews.  

    I own an SWFA SS 3-15×42 & it is my favorite scope.
 But that model is closer to $700. I’ve often contemplated purchasing the 10×42 fixed.

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It looks bigger than I thought it would when in the hand. I guess the moderator is doing some of that but still looks longer. 

    
I am not a big dude, and the angle of that photo also makes it appear a bit larger than it actually is.  Look at the gun in the hands of Giles from the AirgunGearShow.  He’s gotta be around 6’4″.  :)

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    Ben10
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    Ah right I see. Looking forward to seeing it side by side with other guns for comparison :) 

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    RC-NL
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    Just wondering, having owned both a Harris and a Atlas bipod is there that much difference in bulk?
    They weigh about the same and the Atlas does not have those big springs sticking out. The BT15 rail has a “relieved base to accommodate curved surfaces”
    So mounting that small rail on the Wildcat should not be a problem. I Have a Atlas bipod  and I like the fact you can quickly remove the bipod from the rifle.

    btw I have also been looking at the ss 10×42 scope. It comes higly recommended by Tiborasaurusrex (what a name:) Check out his youtube channel (sniper 101) if you ever feel bored and like to learn a lot about long distance shooting. Recently I bought a second hand 10×42 falcon menace scope  wich is similar to the ss 10×42 size and features wise. Nice compact scope to have on a bullpup.
     

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    Yep !! loads of different curved picatinny rails to fit to a curved stock. That’s why I’ll choose an atlas over a harris (and the difference between these two is only of 30 grams.) So considering how reliable, sexy and “easy to use” the atlas is…my choice is made. ^^
    Still, I cannot choose which rail I can buy !! I’ve been looking at the accushot ones, but we can’t really see whether they are curved or not. As I said, there are many other rails available on the internet, but I don’t have a single clue about there quality.
    Does anyone have any advice ?? =)
    (Plus, the wildcat stock doesn’t seem THAT curved.. am I wrong?)

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    “Ted”

    “P.Shooter71”Can I ask you what type of scope and power are you going to be installing on your WILDCAT?thx

    
I am currently shopping around for scopes in the $300-500, 5x – 20x range.  I do not want an objective larger than 42mm, given the small stature of the gun.  Edgun gave me one of their new 10x scopes to try out.  tt is a 10×42, and would certainly do the job just fine.  But, I’m also looking at the SWFA line.  I wasn’t really interested in their original standard mildot scope but I’m digging their .1MRAD tactical reticle.  http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42M-Tactical-Riflescope-P53713.aspx

    I also have a MTC Mamba lite 3-12×42 and 4-16×42 that would both be a nice fit for the gun.  You’ll likely see a Sidewinder 30 on it when I use it in video, due to the Sidewinder lending itself so well to scope-cam filming.  But, I may very well have a smaller, lighter scope on the gun for personal use.  Or – maybe I’ll figure out my new scope-cam device that I have been working on by the time my gun arrives.  It will work perfectly with any scope, so I will no longer be chained to the Sidewinder for videos and reviews.  

    
Wow, that’s a MIL-MIL scope! Just seen that there’s also a SWFA-SS that’s 3-15×42 that’s first focal plane and parralaxes down to 6m! So now you can just take a reading straight off the reticle and just dial it in – doesn’t get any easier than that!

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    “Ted”The bulk of my inbox for the past two weeks has been questions re: which bipods I plan to use on my Wildcat and Impact (both on order), as well as how I intend to mount them.  For the Wildcat I am using a swivel stud + Harris Bipod (6-9″),  The swivel stud will likely be a 3/4″, along with a white spacer. The white spacers behave like a ‘shock abosorber’, giving insurance from a potential strip.  The wildcat is tiny and light.  I hope to keep it that way.  A rail and an Atlas (or similar) bipod would create too much bulk for my liking.  Furthermore, the forestock of the WildCat has a curve to it – lending itself to a very nice fit with the Harris bipod (designed for a curved stock surface)

    As for the Impact, I intend to simply slip my Atlas bipod on the small piece of Picatinny rail in front of the bottle.  In this sense, I will have a bipod AND a front rest (for those times when I need to shoot off a rusty fence, and don’t want to scar the carbon bottle).  

    
The FX Impact definitely has the cool factor – but will it hold zero between being taken down and being put back together? Only time will tell.

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    Bluestone
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    Ted, which of these two bullpups do you prefer ?

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    “RichardUK”
The FX Impact definitely has the cool factor – but will it hold zero between being taken down and being put back together? Only time will tell.

    
When I saw Fredrik Axelsson take it apart and put it together at IWA, I just sat there with a [email protected]$$ look on my face.  He asked, jokingly, what I was being so smug about.  I said, that is a great trick, but I will NEVER take it apart once I get it zeroed because I don’t want to have to monkey with re-sighting the gun in every time.  Fred said it WILL return to zero.  I said, I will believe it when I see it.  Fred then showed me how the barrel secures differently to the breech than any other FX gun.  I admit, that seemed much more hopeful than the traditional (screw-in) method.  And he showed me the quick-release scope mounts, and they also looked to do their job well.

    The goal of the whole system it to eliminate user variability.  Meaning that the scope and barrel attach with a ‘set’ amount of force – the same every time.  

    BUT – there are SO MANY tiny things you can not see that can affect POI.  Tiny discrepancies invisible to the naked eye that can translate into several inches at 100 yards.  

    I told Fredrik that if the POI shifts less than 1cm at 50 yards, I will declare it a success.  If the POI doesn’t shift at all, I will declare it a miracle.  :) 

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    “Bluestone”Ted, which of these two bullpups do you prefer ?

    
It is hard to ignore the massive shot-count and modularism (spell check tells me that is not a word) of the Impact.  And, as a self-professed “tinkerer”, it is kind of a dream gun.  If this was 2009, and you were speaking to the “newbie Ted”, he would opt for the WildCat for it’s simplicity, ergonomics, and price-point.  

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