FX Wildcat 25 MKII makes new distance record!!

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    Bob_O
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    Just got these two on the ground at a reverse-ranged distance of 106 yds.  Beat the SL 22 by 5 yds.

    Hoping this keeps up through the day. 🙂

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    kabukicrack
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    Quiet, & punishing blows Sir…

    Nice blasting…

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    Droptine26
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    Great shooting Bob! Congrats?

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    Cranky1
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    So far 106yrds with my sl22 on a starling 

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    Bob_O
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    Bob_O
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    “Cranky1”So far 106yrds with my sl22 on a starling 

    
Wow, that’s a great shot!!!  Much smaller target. 

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    MobyMyster
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    Hey Bob is that Hawke I see in the pic the FFP model….?

    If so, wondering how it compares with the Athlon FFP….?

     

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    Cranky1
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    Yeah I had it shooting really good at 100yrds and there was 0 wind. I was hitting a golf ball fairly consistent at 100. Now that I’ve sent it back to fx due to a leak, I’m itching for a second gun and want a 25. 

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    Hookster
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    I’m so happy with my .25 compact I cant even put it into words.  I shoot hanging golf balls with ease at 80 yards at my buds house. These guns have come so far from when I was a kid it’s crazy.  Small gun that drops game like a hammer. Wish I bought higher end PCP when I started. Great shots Bob.

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    Bob_O
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    MM,

    Yes, it’s the FFP model.

    I like it a lot, but I miss the numbers in the reticle.  Overall I’d say its a better scope.

    Going to work on a new video tomorrow.  Lots of nice scope cam with the Hawke.

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    Bob_O
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    Hookster,

    You’re killin’ it with that new gun!!

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    MobyMyster
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    Bob_O 
    Thanks for the reply. 
    I have the Athlon FFP on my 1 week old FX 25 Compact (which I absolutely love) but I only borrowed off my Taipan Veteran.  In any case,  I need another scope so was curious about the Hawke. 
    ATB, 
    MM

     

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    Bob_O
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    MM,

    I wouldn’t hesitate to get another Athlon.  The only things I don’t like about it (maybe it’s just mine) is how stiff the magnification ring is.  And the eyepiece focus ring rotates too easily.  

    Some minor things I noticed right away comparing the two:

    1. The Hawke turrets are huge when compared to the Athlon, but I knew this going into the Hawke.
    2. The Hawke elevation turret doesn’t have marks to tell you how many turns out or in you’ve gone if you dial.
    3. The Hawke is heavier.
    4. The Hawke’s reticle is nice, but it doesn’t have numbers like the Athlon, and the lines are thicker on the inner part of the reticle.

    If I had to give up one of them, it would be hard to say right now.  I’ve only been out with the Hawke one time….I would need more time with it before I could make a
    decision like that.

     

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    Bob_O
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    Oh, I hit a pigeon on a silo at 152 yards.  He flapped and then almost immediately started gliding, but I lost sight of him on the other side of the barn and silo.  The pasture was about 12″ high in grass so I couldn’t locate him.  I wanted badly to confirm that kill.  But I do have the shot on scope cam.

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    Bob_O
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    Quick raw vid. 

    I had 3 mils of elevation dialed in the turret, and was holding 4 1/2 mils on the reticle.  The wind was very slight so I was holding 0.25 mils for that.
    The screen shots show that his wings are fine.  But the tail and the gliding are the signs that he was hit good and probably died on the ground somewhere within 100 yds.

    When a pigeon jumps and flys aggressively, its tail will not fan out.  That primarily happens when they take a hit.  And the near immediate gliding with the tail still fanned out is the sign of a good hit.  I’ve seen this many times. In those cases, I’ve located the bird on the ground dead or have had to finish them off.  

    I’m confident this was a good hit, but I sure would have liked to had recovered him to confirm it.

    First shot is a miss.  

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    Bob_O
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    There’s too much footage from yesterday.   I will have to break things up a bit.   Here’s a segment of just the woodchucks……I hope you enjoy!!  🙂

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    Droptine26
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    Great shooting Bob! Love the videos!

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    MobyMyster
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    Bob_O
    Thanks for the detailed comparison of the two scopes.  Much appreciated.
    Some awesome shooting & clean kills on those two wood chucks – EXCELLENT video as always.
    Thanks again,
    MM

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    Bob_O
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    Thank you guys! 

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