FX Wildcat .25

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    keysersoze
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    Please offer a shorter version of this gun in .25.  I understand shot count and all but really in my opinion the .22 is the right size for a bullpup.

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    SteveS.
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    Well there is the Vulcan! A gentle man just posted a review. Check it out! Best Steve  sorry didn’t realize it was your post. LOL

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    Here are my changes/additions to the .25 cal Wildcat specs that would make the air rifle ideal for my intended use:

    1) Barrel length: 21.6 inches
    2) Overall length: 33.0 inches
    3) Air tube with male foster fitting
    4) Picatinny sight rail
    5) Adjustable cheek piece riser or cheek piece inserts of different heights
    6) Front and rear sling swivel studs
    7) Two spare magazines holder in stock

    FX Wildcat MK2? :)

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    CAAirgunner
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    I’m saying the same thing! The .25 FX Wildcat is too long! FX should offer long and standard models of the FX in both .25 and .22, kind of like Edgun. I bet the .25 standards would sell like hotcakes. I know I would buy one! Please FX?

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    Pellethunter
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    I agree I still bought the .25 that’s coming all be it 35″ but would love to buy another shorter version would be awsome 

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    Bobmart
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    I agree with the shorter .25 WC. AGN Splatsteel posted on another thread that he would like to see the .25 Wildcat with a barrel length of 21.6″ and an OAL of 33.0″. I think that would make the .25 WC barrel just slightly longer than its 300cc airtube, like the .22 WC is with its 230cc airtube, 19.7″ barrel and OAL of 29.9″. IMHO a 2″ OAL reduction with the .25 WC would be welcomed by bullpup enthusiasts.

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    keysersoze
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    My EDgun .25 is 28 inches my Vulcan is less than 26 inches.    Why buy a bullpup?  Bullpups make terrible bench guns. The whole reason for a bullpup is for concealment and portability. The Russians who perfected the bullpup made their guns because it is very popular to shoot crows from a car window. A 33-36 inch gun is a carbine not a bullpup. 

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    arod2000
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    Ok, I’ll be the first to go on record supporting the longer barrel on the .25! I like it. I like that it’s not a traditional bullpup, but I also wouldn’t call it a carbine either. I really like that it’s probably going to be very good for long distance shooting. I can’t wait to get mine, yes in .25. Was told I’m on the cusp of getting one from the first shipment but more likely fall to the second shipment. 

    Bullpups aren’t appealing to the mass market just because they’re different. I’m talking about the BIG mass market, people who shoot burners and not PCPs. I think FX is paying attention and wanting to reach new consumers. The .25 looking more traditional has more appeal to the mass market in my lonesome opinion ;) 

    I’m really looking forward to seeing reviews specifically about distance shooting with the .25

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    keysersoze
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    One of the biggest fallacies in the airgun world is the idea that longer barrel equals more accuracy or longer range. I believe this idea is a crossover from firearms where power burn time, pressure and twist rate play a part in speed and bullet stabilisation. Often guns like the 6.5 Grendel don’t reach full potential with less than 24 inch barrel. This is not the case with a PCP and in many cases most shooters will be more accurate with the shorter barrel. I think FX built the Wildcat 25 that big for shot count. The Russian bullpup makers get it. They are the ones to chase at this point.

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    scubajeeper
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    There’s no doubt they needed the longer tube on the .25 to get the shot count they wanted, and with the longer tube you need a longer barrel to make it look right. I agree with those that like the looks of the gun, it is a little long for a bullpup but I think it bridges the gap quite well.

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    arod2000
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    Keysersoze – with a name like that I’m not sure I believe you :) 
    i didn’t know that about airguns and barrel length. I’m  wanting to learn more. Do you have personal experience with barrel length and distance shooting? Or a link to more reading. You’ve piqued my interest. 

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    travels4fun
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    The longer barrel on the ,25 WC appeals to the carbine lover in me. I have always found the carbine the best of both worlds; Short enough to carry and maneuver yet long enough to meet my bench needs (fits better in my MTM Predator Rest), I wish I was in line for a.25 WC but I missed that boat unfortunately,

     

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    KYAirgunner
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    I personally like the .25 Wildcat how it is if it’s necessary for them to make it that long for the higher shot count I will go along with that. For what I’m looking at it for I don’t really want a shot count bellow fifty shots. And ya I can see where you would want it to be shorter ( more maneuverable) but for me I prefer how it is now. I know it takes a little bit of the point of it being a bull-pup but I think I might like the fact of having a little more meat on the gun. Guess I will find out whenever I get one, if I get one. Just my thoughts. :)

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    keysersoze
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    I think my point was somewhat lost in this thread. What I would like to see is what Ed does a short and a long so the shooter can choose shot count or maneuverability.

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    KYAirgunner
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    Oh, oops misread it, I will agree with you on making a shorter one and keeping the long one. :D

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    CAAirgunner
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    If FX would make the FX Wildcat in long and short models, that would be awesome. Some people think the WC .25 is too long, and like the .22 compactness. But they still want a .25. What I’m saying is, some people would like a compact .25 or maybe a longer .22. If FX could make both long and shorts WC’s, they’d sell a lot more. Maybe they could even make a kit to change the length of your WC, like what Ted was talking about with the Bobcat on Youtube.

    MOD EDIT – Your post has been merged with this thread since they are both on the same topic.

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