Fx wildcat Help

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    Andy1987r
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    Hi brand new to the forum, seeking some advise. I have recently purchased a fx wildcat, the gun seems very low on power so low it will only fire a pellet around 4-6 inches into the barrel, I’ve checked barrel alignment with transfer port, hammer spring, removed the reg ( seems ok but I do not have a reg tester) hammer is opening the valve an the valve is not stuck. I’d rather avoid sending the gun back. Any suggestions would be great. Many thanks Andrew  

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    Scott_MCT
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    What bar pressure are you filling to?  Let’s start here.

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    Andy1987r
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    Filled to 220 bar 

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    redryder
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    Is the barrel inlet secure and the ‘O’ rings in place and in good condition?

    Item#s D. 1, 2, 3, 4 

    http://www.fxairguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/wild-exploded-drawing-Standard.pdf

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    Scott_MCT
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    Does it make any noise when fired or is it basically silent?

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    Andy1987r
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    Yes it’s just really quiet, it’s releasing air when fired just a tiny amount only enough to send a pellet 4-6 inches into the barrel. 

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    sniperlabyo
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    Have you check the probe TP alignment, bottom of the probe has a TP hole—–not  the barrel TP aligment ???

    was this a new or used WC??

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    Scott_MCT
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    Could be wrong, but if it’s very quiet can’t help but believe the regular is not working at all.

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    Verve
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    It’s either what sniperlabyo said above &/or what FX say to check for low power (link to FX doc below):

    “Check that the measurement from the side of the breechblock to the end part of the feeding pin is between 28,55-28,8 – if its incorrect release the 2 stop screws at the reload sliding bracket, then push the feedingpin in to the correct length and then tighten the screws while holding the feedingpin in the correct position. ”

    Thanks to another forum member for this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8dEWn7j8LZtVXdCSGdCckhMRjR2blpWOWdFdFZQc2RiOXhN/view?usp=sharing

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    sniperlabyo
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    I would count out the reg not working at all if you have pressure above 100b, 

    the reg D-washer springs is designed to fully open when off the reg or no pressure at all–so there is a stright pass through on the reg, Even if you have oring failure.

    As long you didn’t mess with the reg adjustment when you look at it, if you did it’s vary easy to seat the reg full or patronal close, if this happen you will have unknow low pressure behind the VS.

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    Andy1987r
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    Hi I’ve checked the probe tp port also the distance to the feeding pin, all are fine. The rifle is brand new, fx importers here in the uk don’t have the best reputation for service/ repairs, waited 5 moths for this so I’m hoping it’s something I can fix myself. Was thinking myself it’s a reg problem ( I’ve another wildcat that I’ve compared it to everything seems to function the same) only thing I’ve not done is try swapping the regs over being different calibers I know they are set differently anyway. I’ve not tried to adjust the reg only removed it from its seat. 

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    Antj
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    This happened to me before when i removed the barrel from my fx boss. The problem was that the transfer port was blocked partially. Try to realign to see if that fixes your problem. Good luck!

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    SmokingTRG
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    This happened to me. The power reducer screw has not been removed. FX installs these to ship overseas.

    If you take the cheek piece off that covers the magazine, and remove the magazine, there is a 1.5mm allen screw in a hole located under the magazine. It’s about an inch long. Remove this allen screw and throw it away and you will be at full power.

    Importers or dealers are supposed to remove this before they ship to the customer, but, like mine, some fall through the cracks.

    Hope this helps

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    MarkUK
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    ASI are the importers in the UK. I found they’re willing to advise and take you through minor tweaks.
    Send them an email “for the attention of Simon” and he’ll take you through whatever needs to be done without unnecessary returns.

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    Andy1987r
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    Done as smokingTRG suggested, removed the power reducer screw under magazine, all working as it should now. Many thanks for all your suggestions guys you have saved me the hassle of retuning the rifle to the dealer for a 20 second job. Thanks Andy 

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    Nueces
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    I followed this thread with interest,  being a WC owner myself.  FX should revoke your dealer’s contract with them.  Glad you found the fix.  SmokingTRG is a hero.

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    TKA87
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    Wildcats Rule!!!! This gun is awesome.         

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    Nueces
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    I’m so into this gun ( WC) I can’t think of any other gun I want.   Impact, yeah,  like maybe in a year if they can convince me they are reliable.  And I get over feeling the gun is out of my league.

    I’ve been searching and searching and for the life of me I can’t come up with another air gun I even want.   And I need a second gun.  Gotta have something if one needs work.

    Maybe I’ll order another Wildcat.  In that hot looking laminate. Yeah,  that’s the ticket.  

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    hsnmz
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    @tka87 con you pls post a pic of the valve housing. It’s the nut on the block above the airtube. is there a hole in the valve housing ?

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    MarkUK
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    I cannot see a hole on my sub-12fpe Wildcat, though there is one in the middle of the top of the nut on my 47fpe .25 Wildcat. That nut – about 1/2″ wide – just below and in front of the words “smooth twist” would be pretty tough to photograph closely.

    Also @tka87, I see you have a UTG bipod attached to an FX tube clamp. I have this setup, but am a bit concerned that it places a strain on the tube as there is a levering force under the end of the forend of the stock. Note how the angle between the bipod adaptor and the clamp base  is >90 degrees.

    I’m waiting for an extra adapter (same type) which I shall cut in half and put under the FX clamp to lower the front and take the strain off the forend.

    Also waiting for some MKII JSB king heavies, which I’ve finally spotted in Europe (Krale Shietsport NL), so a nice stable platform will be just in time to test MKI vs MKII groups.

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