FX Wildcat Cases review

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    Tominco
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    So, due to a mixup at AoA, I ended up with both Wildcat cases for a few days. I’ll be sending the wrong one back on Monday. 
    I ordered the .25 case for $109 when they called and said my Wildcat was ready to ship. They shipped me the .22 case (by mistake) with my Wildcat which made the box look like I had ordered a Bazooka! Long story short, the .25 does not fit into the .22 case, it sticks out like 3″. AoA got me the right one sent out right away. 
    Here’s some pics of the .22 case (smaller, thinner, and textured), and the .25 (larger, thicker, and ribbed). 
    (Due to dust particles in my garage this is the only pic I took with the flash on.) You can see the ribs on the .25 case in this pic pretty well. Top side has “FX Airguns” Printed on it.

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    You can just make out the “texture” on the .22 case in this pic. They’re little circles.

    .22 lock system. Slide the locks to open.

    .25 lock system.  

    You have to push the center and pull the top to make it unlock. I haven’t had a system like this so I was pulling a few times before I got it to open. It seems pretty solid to me! It wouldn’t open until I put some light pressure on the center. 

    .22 handle

    .25 handle. There are two spots on it for padlocks and two places for name/address tags to slide into. The tags slide in from the center so they shouldn’t slide out without opening the case. 

    .22 is ~3.5 inches thick (88.9mm)

    .25 is ~5 inches thick (127mm)

    .22 a little over 32″ wide (812.8mm) and 11.5″ tall (292.1mm)

    .25 right around 35.5″ wide (901.7mm) and 12.75″ tall (323.85mm)

    Here’s my .25 in the case. There’s a little room left ~.5″ in front of the barrel and ~1″ above the elevation knob on the scope.  

    My scope is a 4-14×44 rings are medium with the dovetail to picatinny adaptors. It sits ~3″ above the dovetail rail (~77mm)

    My opinion – I was a bit let down at the thickness of the plastic on the .22 case. BUT, I’m comparing it to nice thick heavy duty PB cases and I don’t know if the .22 case is the same price as the .25 or not. So, take that with a grain of salt! I still think it will do a nice job protecting the rifle and stand up well to standard abuse. Personally, I like the way it looks too. Nice and sleek!
    The .25 feels just a little thicker and I like it! I think the ribs are going to take the brunt of scratches from any sliding around that may occur and that should keep the rest of the case looking nice. I heard rumor that the foam was cut out for the Wildcat and was expecting that when I opened the case. This has pros and cons. While the cut out foam does have a much cleaner look, I think that if it was cut out then there wouldn’t be much padding left to protect the rifle and the cut outs might not fit everyone’s setup. With the “egg carton foam” in there, it holds the rifle nice and snug. It shouldn’t bang agains the sides or top & bottom unless it takes a really hard it. For my money, I’d get the .25 size case regardless of which WC I ordered due to the sturdier feel, locking mechanisms, padlock spots, and name tag features even though it takes up more space and is heavier. But, that’s just my opinion! 
    I hope this review helps people in their decisions. If there’s any other info I can provide, please feel free to ask! But, remember, I’ve only got the .22 size until Monday when UPS picks it up. 
    accuracy + if it helps!
    Thanks! and happy shooting! :D
    Tom

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    keysersoze
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    They charged you 109 for that case? Omg that is the same case caesar guerini and Fabarms gives you with their shotguns. All I can say is wow.

    Your write up was well done. I enjoyed it. Thanks for the hard work.

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    Jama
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    Thanks for the post. Very helpful as I wait for my WC. 

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    arod2000
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    Omg that is the same case caesar guerini and Fabarms gives you with their shotguns. All I can say is wow.


    Yep. I bought the .25 case with my Wildcat. I have a Benelli shotgun that came with a case that’s just plastic molded (no foam) and I like it better. 

    My .25 case is nice enough and I’m believing FX was smart to offer this as an add on item vs. getting it with the gun and the gun price being a tad higher. I’m not upset that I bought it, it is unique and does have the name on it. But I was expecting a tad nicer, more custom and specific to the gun. It’s definitely nicer than a $40 Plano brand case – nicer thickness of plastic, nicer edge detail where the two sides meet when the case is closed. It’s nothing like my SKB cases but it’s also half the cost of the SKB cases. 

    I did expect more at first but after really thinking about it this case is where I’d expect it to be for the price. Nicer than the cheapest cases and not as nice as the expensive ones. Further to that extent, It’s probably not fair for me to compare this to a case I got with my Benelli. That’s a huge company and all of the FX models produced in a year probably don’t add up to the lowest run model of all Benelli models produced in a given year. 

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    manabeknives
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    Great review on the cases Tom
    Looks like your.25 cal just barely fits into it’s own case
    I like the additional ribbing on the .25 case and wished they had that on the .22 as well.
    Thanks for the report Tom
    Hope all is getting on track
    Mike

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    pulps
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    Will the rifle fit in the case if you flipped it around so that it is upright when the case is being carried?  Looks like a tight fight and wouldn’t fit with something like the Hawke SW.

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    arod2000
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    “pulps”Will the rifle fit in the case if you flipped it around so that it is upright when the case is being carried?  Looks like a tight fight and wouldn’t fit with something like the Hawke SW.


    I have a Hawke SW on mine and it fits fine, but yes it’s a tight fit. Haven’t tried flipped over, doesn’t look like it would

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    paulemery
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    hi gus can any 1 help me,im after as silencer adapter for my wildcat,thanks,paul.

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    Tominco
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    “paulemery”hi gus can any 1 help me,im after as silencer adapter for my wildcat,thanks,paul.

    
You’re off topic. You’d get many more responses by starting a new thread. You can call AoA for a start.
    Tom 

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    born2winz
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    great post thanks for your info !!! cant wait to get my WC .25 cal
    thanks Tominco!

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    DuncanHynes
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    Pelican Storm Mi3100 has interior 36.5″ wide, 14″ tall and 6″ deep. Will fit a .22 and a .25 with less room based on your measuring. I got one and for 200 has inline wheels, and solid foam inside. I have a hot wire cutter, will be perfect. Thanks for reviewing.

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    Fuji
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    Great review! Just aquired a WC in .25 myself with Hawke Airmax 8-32×50 & no-limit mount. I normally keep the side wheel, and was wondering would the 25 case still my setup? Or would I have to angle the gun clockwise slightly?

    Thanks!

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    Verve
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    Case on the left is very very similar to the one for Daystate Pulsar. Same push N pull fasteners as well. Using it for the WC with the foam cut out to shape.

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    Tominco
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    I think it will fit. You might end up angling it as a precaution. 

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    Fuji
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    Great thanks Tom & Verve!

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