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    Jim81
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    My impact sits in the safe and the wildcat is getting used. If I had gotten the wildcat initially I would never have gotten a Impact. The larger magazine for the Impact is nice but the Wildcat magazine is 10 time easier to load. The one single addition to the Wildcat I would recommend is a Donny Fl moderator. It makes it seriously quieter and it screws right on and only makes it slightly longer. When I pest shoot birds I can hear the loud thump as the pellet strikes the bird. Didn't hear that before the moderator. Also when I am showing it to farmers and demonstrate that I won't bother their livestock from the noise of a shot they are impressed and have no reservation about giving me permission. 

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    spysir
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    But your not a new member just changed your login name and started over right?  Same email.

     

    John

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    VincentB4
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    Which model Donny Fl moderator do you use?

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    AnimalHitman
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    My WC .25 MKI is 34" long; that's with two muzzle baffles.

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    AnimalHitman
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    Jim81, I feel ya re the Impact vs. the WC. I used to own an Impact .30. I thought the extra power would serve me well. What I didn't know when I bought the Impact was that good hunting rounds are not available for the .30 cal. like there are for the .25. It doesn't matter how much muzzle energy you have if the round merely passes through the animal and dumps its energy into the ground! I'm bagging a lot more game with my WC .25 shooting H&N Sport Baracuda Hunter Extremes than I did with my Impact .30 shooting JSB domed.

    Plus, I love the simplicity of the WC. There are so many bells & whistles on the Impact, most of which I never used. The trigger on the WC is a dream to adjust. I damn near had a conniption trying to adjust the trigger on the Impact to where I wanted it. I finally just gave up. The securing screw on the swappable barrel system constantly needed re-tightening, and there were leaking issues with the swappable bottle design. I am so much more happy with my WC!

    I am glad though that I experimented with several rifles and platforms before finally settling on the WC. I did learn a heck of a lot about airguns and ballistics.

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    spysir
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    " Hi, new to the forum. I enjoy hunting small game with my WC 25. I look forward to chatting with other avid airgun hunters! "

     

      It is just so odd ( as you are new ) that someone else who "was" a member (  marcella69 )  has the same email )(  marcomarcella4 ).

    You never know could be some scam that you dont want to be involved in?

    Wouldnt want anyone else using my email even tho I dont think they can.

     

    John

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    AnimalHitman
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    I just ordered a DonnyFL SUMO for my WC .25 MKI. I have been shooting her with only two factory baffles. I thought it was quiet enough, but sometimes I notice game flinch when I fire, which ruins the shot. I thought it was just because I botched the shot, but now it makes sense. Since an AG is subsonic, an animal can hear the shot before the pellet gets to it. So, ultra-quiet is essential to derive the best performance from an AG while hunting.

    I've never used an after-market moderator before, but I've heard nothing but good things about DonnyFL. And my contact with him here on the forum and through his website has been nothing but positive. His line of products is amazing. They are CNC machined from high-quality materials, and by all accounts, the quality of his workmanship is stellar. His moderators are also aesthetically pleasing. But, what probably stands out the most in customers' minds is the level of customer service. It's not uncommon for Donny to respond to inquiries in a few minutes, even in the middle of the night! He obviously has a tremendous work ethic and really cares about keeping customers happy.

    I am really looking forward to screwing my new DonnyFL moderator on my Wildcat! I'm hoping it makes a real difference in the number of bunnies in my freezer 🙂 I'll let you know how she goes…

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    wendellv
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    i been waiting for my wc mk2,forever it seems like…those swedes need to get off their ass,yall making me want it more…I WANT IT NOW…ARGGGGG

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    Monkyshine
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    Patience patience you wouldn't want Frederick to rush your gun wendellv. It will be in your hands soon and hopefully another happy airgunner. I felt that way with my Crown but I'm back on the Bobcat and Wildcat. 

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    SMH77
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    Welcome to the forums-love to hear from all the enthusiasts and new members.  I’m a RAW guy myself, but my son got his hands on my buddies WC Mk I (before he sold it) and has had his heart set on getting one.  Well, his order came in to the dealer (SPAW) last week and should be in my son’s hands this week-he’s super excited about it too!  I got him a Hawke 6-24 x 56 FFP scope (Dvor.com for $385 when they had a crzy sale on it), and he is just thrilled about it being on its way (Mk II, .25 cal).

    Anyway, hopefully we’ll have some photos of his gun to post soon too.  Went with the black synthetic stock on his too-may do a custom dip feom UA later.

    Sean

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    AnimalHitman
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    SMH:

    I've been through many AGs of different makes, models, and calibers; and the WC .25 MKI with the synthetic stock is the best one I've found for small game. I absolutely love my little baby! And as soon as I receive my DonnyFL SUMO moderator for her that I ordered yesterday, I'll love her even more 🙂

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    SMH77
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    AnimalHitman

    SMH:

    I've been through many AGs of different makes, models, and calibers; and the WC .25 MKI is the best one I've found for small game. I absolutely love my little baby! And as soon as I receive my DonnyFL SUMO moderator for her that I ordered yesterday, I'll love her even more 🙂

    Funny you mention the DonnyFL: his is coming with one also, even though its not needed where we live.

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    AnimalHitman
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    Well, people swear by DonnyFLs! I just want to be a more effective hunter.

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    Groundhog
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    I wouldn't trade mine for anything , the perfect critter gitter . Actually been considering selling my Crown and getting a mk2 in .22 to go with my .25 mk1 .

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    AnimalHitman
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    I completely agree, Groundhog. I consider my WC .25 MKI the perfect critter-gitter, as well! I'm expecting my DONNYFL SUMO tomorrow. Then she'll be the extra-critter-gitter! BTW, I like your camo wrap. I might have to get myself some of that 🙂

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    AnimalHitman
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    I got my SUMO today. (It's beautiful :-).) Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong adapter. I need a shroud extender to clear the cylinder, which I ordered; should be here in a couple days.

    In the meantime, my honey's still shootin' purdy. This is a five shot group at 100 yards off a Primos Trigger Stick tripod, standing up (no flyers). There was even a little crosswind. (There's two pellets, one hole, in the middle :-).) Boy, that Chairgun's da sheet!

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    AnimalHitman
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    Different strokes for different folks. This vid by the Ace of Accuracy himself swerved me to the WC:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL670BDXtgM

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    AnimalHitman
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    My SUMO adapter (the right one this time!) just got here :-). I just want to be clear; Donny did not send me the wrong one; I ordered the wrong one. He was great about the return. Again, as per usual, the delivery time was only a few days, all the way from Florida to San Diego! The fit and finish is fantastic, of course. Everything attached perfectly and fires true. (And boy, does she look sexy!) I just squeezed off a few (no pellets) inside with both the factory mod and the SUMO to gauge the noise difference. OMG! There is at least a 60% to 70% reduction in noise. (And it's pretty quiet with the factory mod.) With the factory mod, there is a bit of a bark. With the SUMO, it's merely a pfffft! (Sorta like what I imagine a mouse fart would sound like :-).) I can't get a valid reading with my dB meter. It's reading about the same with and without the SUMO (48dB), but I can tell with my ear that there is a substantial reduction in noise. I never really have been able to get a good reading of my airguns with my dB meter. My understanding is that specialized equipment is needed to get a reliable dB reading; that the process is complex.

    And another bonus; my WC still fits comfortably in my backpack. The SUMO does add seven ounces and 5.5", but it's all good :-). Just a general question: Is the noise greater if a pellet is shot? (at the muzzle)

     

     

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    Boomer
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    I ordered a Shogun last week to try to get it as quiet as possible. Verrry nice!

    Then I ordered a WC MKII in .25 a few days ago in the regular size (I didn't want only 25 shots, like the compact). It's on the way… 

     

    I didn't want to wait another 3 weeks for a hydro dip. Anyone done one on a synthetic stock yet? I've sprayed cabinets with my spray gun set ups. Just interested in how to go about it /clear coat over it. 

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    AnimalHitman
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    Well, Wildcat fans, I just ran a full bottle shot string after installing my DonnyFL SUMO moderator! Interesting results. I shot from 230 bar down to 147 bar before she went off regulator. The average muzzle fps remained virtually the same from my last shot string without the SUMO (878.0 fps from 879.2 fps), which will not materially affect the ballistics. I am still going to generate another Chairgun range card and field test it.

    I bought my WC .25 MKI from AOA new in September 2017. I ran a shot string right out of the box. I got an average muzzle fps of 889.3 fps (spread of 8.7 fps); SD of 1.81, and avg muzzle energy of 49.37 ft-lbf with a regulated shot count of 41. I was thrilled! Best numbers I ever got, including PBs. I shot a couple tins through her, then ran another shot string. The numbers I got weren't as good, but that's to be expected due to the hammer spring "seasoning." I got an avg muzzle fps of 879.2 fps (spread of 13.1 fps); an SD of 2.92, and avg muzzle energy of 48.26 ft-lbf with a regulated shot count of 42. Still very good. (My Chairgun numbers using this data were confirmed valid via field zeroing and ranging.)

    Then I noticed a disturbing trend. I ran a few more tins, and then ran my current shot string with the SUMO. I expected a little degradation in the numbers, because a couple tins really wasn't enough to fully break-in the hammer spring. But, although the averages were consistent with my immediately previous string, the variances skyrocketed! I got a avg muzzle fps of 878.0 fps, as previously mentioned (spread of a whopping 31.8 fps!); SD of 6.96 (ouch!); a good avg muzzle energy of 48.13 ft-lbf with a substantially higher regulated shot count of 47. I noticed that there was a series of inordinate relatively low muzzle fps at the beginning of the shot string, which was not present in my other shot strings. I really don't know what to make of these findings.

    Attached please find Excel worksheets of all three shot strings. I certainly welcome any analysis of the data 🙂

     

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