FX Wildcat .25 or Condor SS .25

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    Airgunner66
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    I am going to buy one of these in the next couple weeks. I want good range / shot distance, but must be good enough for humane kills on coyote. What are the average shot counts for both?
    From what I have seen so far from both of these guns the only possible deal breakers are the shorter barrel length on the Condor SS and the higher price of the FX Wildcat.
    I would appreciate any (experienced users / hunters) info, advice on these two airguns. Thank you

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    steppenwulf
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    well I have the  WC in 25 and had a condor a few years ago. the WC is a lot more gun out of the box. the condor has potential and if you like to tinker it might be the way to go. but just comparing the stock guns imo the WC wins hands down. (trigger, regulated, mag vs single shot, resale value, ergonomics). I eventually moded my condor so it was pretty decent and finally realized with what I had invested I could have purchased a better stock gun. cant help with shot count I rarely shoot more than 3-4 mags with the WC at one sitting, don’t remember the condor.

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    Airgunner66
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    Thanks steppenwulf, You brought up some very good points about the Wildcat, I forgot or did not think of.
    I am definitely leaning towards the FX.

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    rwsmike
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    Yup get the FX all day over condor :)

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    linsfreak
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    My honest opinion………NEITHER!  Sorry bud!

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    linsfreak
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    Crickets…Vulcan own both and they are straight up killers. I owned that rubber feeling rifle(wildcat) and truly turned me away.

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    Airgunner66
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    Thanks for your input. I don’t like the bullpup designs that have the charging handle at the rear to where I would have to scratch my ear to cock the gun. Also the extra $200 to $400 to me is not justifiable, especially with only an 18″ barrel. I have done more research and talked to other experienced airgunners such as you are and think I will go with the FX Wildcat. Thanks for your help, it is appreciated.

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    Airgunner66
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    I am leaning seriously towards the FX. I have heard from Condor owners that have the first version (not the SS). They installed an R&L shroud kit and they say it is quieter than the SS and has the 24″ barrel which has awesome accuracy, distance and power due to the longer barrel.
    I wish I had an airgun shop even remotely close that had the Condor and FX to hold and see in person. Decisions, decisions…..lol
    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.

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    rockymtbiker
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    I think Steppenwulf summed it up perfectly.  I would just add one point; you’re going after mid-size game which will be a challenge for any .25.  The somewhat crude but simple and straightforward design of the SS makes it extremely easy for even a novice like myself to modify and wring out every ft-lb of power (my .22 SS, as I’ve noted in a previous post, is generating 63 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, more than either the FX or SS .25 in stock configuration).  I’m in the process of installing a .30 caliber big bore kit in my SS which I’m confident will allow me to make 90 ft-lbs..  This highlights yet another advantage of the Condor, that the platform give you the flexibility to have any caliber you want from .177 to .50.  All this versatility in a package that, with the addition of a carbon fiber tank, only weighs 6 lbs with scope and sling installed.

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    Airgunner66
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    I agree. You make a very valid point as I was starting to research the .30 or 9mm/.357 mods. Was also thinking that for a Marauder also.
    I like the fact that the Condor is about 2-3 pounds lighter and has a little more of a shot count.
    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.

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    Prouzy
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    I cannot comment on the Wildcat, but here is 2 cents on Condor.  Im more of a fan of traditional style rifles, so I was not intent on either. Having had .177-.45 i was looking for soemthing different, essentially to convert to .257. Im not sure what others are doing to make it a good shooter becuase it is not for them out of the box but I was impressed. Anyway, even if upgrading, not all needs to be done at once.  I would think you could get more power from e Condor over the Wildcat, if hou needed it.  I actually wanted it, as well as the ability to change to .257. Seems with a valve and tophat change, shooting mambas or Ratsniper slugs shoot get you 70+ fpe. If focusing on yotes and want a repeater, consider a .25 Sumatra. Sorry, not really the original post and Ive been there when brand was important but if function is actually a higher priority…………….you can get a Condor and a Sumatra for the cost of a Wildcat but fit and finish will be different 🙂

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    Airgunner66
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    I can agree with what you said. I did look at the Sumatra and others like it. They are and can be powerhouses for sure, but are louder than I care for.
    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.

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    Prouzy
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    “Airgunner66”I can agree with what you said. I did look at the Sumatra and others like it. They are and can be powerhouses for sure, but are louder than I care for.
    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.

    
You got that right! Ive put LDC (extra long) on what I thought to be my loudest, and quieted down to unrecognizable level.  Then when I got my unshrouded Condor, it became the loudest.  I wanted longer barrel and the option of removing it for the sake of length.  After I bought my .30 I did not want a gun that long unless it was all barrel.  My next three did not have a shroud, but want to quiet things down to do some night shooting. Got an after market LDC that reduces the report to a level where the only thing you hear is the hammer and pellet hitting target. In fact, after first shot when just test firing, I thought I had no air in the gun 🙂

    What you are going through is part of the fun! Nonetheless, you have some good options. 

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    rwsmike
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    I actually had a condor ss 25 & it was good but not fx ,cricket good

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    asteras92
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    Hey Airgunner66. A question just out of curiosity. your profile picture has a range finder osprey reticle. are you using this scope?

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    Airgunner66
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    asteras92, Sorry for the delayed response. I do have a couple UTG scopes with that reticle. But when I finally make up my mind on what I will get for my yote hunting(I have two weeks to do so) I will be putting on a Hawke Vantage SF 4-16×44 ½ Mil Dot or a Hawke Endurance SF 5-15×50 10× ½ Mil Dot.

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    .25 wildcat is a great shooter and very accurate.

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    briansmith
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    So AG66
     What did you get and how is it going with it?  Brian Smith

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    Siscakidd
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    Was gonna get the cricket when I decided to go to a higher quality gun,had a .25 M rod,but then saw the wildcat .25 and just had to have it,and do not regret my decision one bit,it will shoot one  ragged hole groups at 50 yds,drops good size woodchucks in there tracks and it will shoot more than just the JSB pellets well,mag loading is very easy with one hand not looking,and the forward cocking lever is smooth and crisp,and it handles like a dream in the field,I know that the cricket and Vulcan are good shooters as well,just not a fan of there looks,have always preferred a more tactical looking gun,,just my two cents

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    gorgata
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    the thing I can see coming up more then anything is clean kill on a coyote with a 25 cal I have  now I have killed a coyote with my marauder shooting the 43g eun jins
    ​but idk how well a longer distant shots goanna work on the wildcat if the gun doesn’t like the heavy grain pellets

    ​I mean dont get my wrong fx wildcat my own is on he way but need t really be looking at .30 cal or 357 in my opinion depending on how far your looking to shoot them
    ​I only shot my coyote after tuning my gun for max power and some mods  
     

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