FX Wildcat .25 Thoughts

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    CAAirgunner
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    Hi, does anyone have any pics of the FX Wildcat .25 at IWA. I want to see how long the .25 is compared to the .22. Thanks in advance!

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    CAAirgunner
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    Thanks guys for the pics. Yikes! The .25 looks pretty long! That’d be cool if they made a .25 short. I can’t make up my mind for a .22 or .25 for my next pcp. That FX Impact looks pretty nice though.:) The problem is, with the Impact, I would spend all my money on it. If I got the Wildcat, I’d still have enough to buy a 4500 psi compressor. At 115 pounds (I’m 13 by the way, not a midget) I get kinda tired of pumpin’ up my Marauder to 3000psi. What should I do? Also, what’s the easiest hand pump to use? Thanks.

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    RC-NL
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    First time I notice the black impact on the bottom is longer than the silver one. The black one must be a .25 or .30 cal?

    To CAAirgunner:

    Wish I was in the position to buy any of these fx airguns when I was 13! I’d get the wildcat in .22 cal To save some money you could keep your hill mk3 pump wich is a great pump (I’ve got the mk2 and the mk3 should be easier to pump) and just fill the wildcat to a lower pressure. Since it’s regulated and a .22 uses less air than a .25 you would still get a lot of shots per fill. It also has a relatively small air cylinder so that helps too when using a handpump.

    Hope this helps

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    Nomadic Pirate
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    The .22 sure looks very proportionate, …just looks good :)

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    RichardUK
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    If you want to get an idea of how long these Wildcats are, rather than comparing them to each other, it might help to use the scope sitting on top of them for reference. From what I can tell the Wildcat in .25 is much the same length as the Bobcat in .25.

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    “CAAirgunner”Thanks guys for the pics. Yikes! The .25 looks pretty long! That’d be cool if they made a .25 short. I can’t make up my mind for a .22 or .25 for my next pcp. That FX Impact looks pretty nice though.:) The problem is, with the Impact, I would spend all my money on it. If I got the Wildcat, I’d still have enough to buy a 4500 psi compressor. At 115 pounds (I’m 13 by the way, not a midget) I get kinda tired of pumpin’ up my Marauder to 3000psi. What should I do? Also, what’s the easiest hand pump to use? Thanks.

    I really like the power of the 25 cal air guns.  I use my gun for pesting large squirrels, tough game.  That longer bbl. and air capacity let you fill up and go to the field without having to carry a pump or bottle.  I will get a Wildcat in 25 if Crosman does not come out with something similar in the next year or two.

    If you are going to get into pcp guns you will be wanting a Carbon Fiber bottle that you can fill to 4500 psi.  Keep in mind the fill pressure on the FX guns somewhere around 3600 psi, check the FX site for the exact fill pressure.  You do not want to pump up to 3600!  Check your area to find a shop that can fill high pressure air (hpa) to 4500 before you buy.  What you might do is find someone who works at the Fire Dept. and they might fill your tank.  They have huge compressors that go to 6000 psi and the air is clean.  If you go that route you will need a firehouse adapter.  That will allow your 300 DIN valve tank to be filled with the SCBA fittings the Fire Dept. uses.  R&L air guns sells a nice one at a good price.  My 71 cubic foot cf setup with the firehouse adapter was not much under $700.  Carbon fiber tanks have a 15 year life span then must be replaced.  After the first 5 years they have to be tested every year.  You might find a SCBA cf tank on ebay and go that route.  Just keep in mind you will probably have to have it certified before you can get it filled and it is garbage on its 15th birthday.

    Another option to get hpa is a small shoe box compressor.  They start at $650 and require that they be boost feed from a home air compressor with at least 85 psi.  If you go this route I would encourage you to install a moisture filter in the system.  Maybe between the home compressor and the shoe box compressor?  I would call the manufacturer for advice.  I like using dry breathing (clean filtered) quality air to prevent moisture from accumulating inside the gun and causing corrosion problems.  On another site I saw some Discovery pcps filled with hand pumps with some nasty corrosion on the inside.  http://shoeboxcompressor.com/?gclid=CJSNtaGlwsUCFZY0aQodrFcAuw

    Nitrogen is a 6000 psi alternative.  Some would tell you to buy a regulator etc and just rent the tank.  You can go that route, but look into the cost of just buying a tank from the gas supplier.  That way you can just exchange it for a full tank and be on your way.  Buy a tank and cry once, rent and cry every year.

    You could fill directly from the nitrogen tank or use it to charge a small carbon fiber tank, one paint ball sized.  Be sure to get a pony bottle that can be filled to 4500 if you decide to use one.  The paint ball tanks are almost all 3000 psi fill which will not work for a 3600 psi fill pressure gun.

    That’s the thing about pcp guns.  The cost of the gun and scope is part of the deal.  Charging the gun is an added cost.

    Hope that helped.

     

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    “RC-NL”First time I notice the black impact on the bottom is longer than the silver one. The black one must be a .25 or .30 cal?

    To CAAirgunner:

    Wish I was in the position to buy any of these fx airguns when I was 13! I’d get the wildcat in .22 cal To save some money you could keep your hill mk3 pump wich is a great pump (I’ve got the mk2 and the mk3 should be easier to pump) and just fill the wildcat to a lower pressure. Since it’s regulated and a .22 uses less air than a .25 you would still get a lot of shots per fill. It also has a relatively small air cylinder so that helps too when using a handpump.

    Hope this helps

     

    
I think that’s a good idea. I’ll either buy the FX Wildcat .22 or the Airguntech Vulcan .25 I still have some time to decide while I save money. And, now about getting a gun like this at age thirteen: I’m not from a wealthy family, so I have to pay for it myself. The reason I can buy one of these guns is because my father and I have rights to commercially fish for salmon on the Klamath River in northern California. And since I help my father, he gives me a share of the money.

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    ahobie17
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    if money is an issue you might want to consider 22 ammo is a lot cheaper than 25. So if you plan to shoot a lot that might be something to consider. 25 ammo is gonna get into your pocket more.

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    CAAirgunner
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    Thanks Dan25! I never thought of the fire dept!

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    steppenwulf
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    yes some fire depts. are a good source of air, BUT you need grade E (scuba air). not all fire depts. pump grade E. this puts you at risk of getting water into your tank and gun

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    P.Shooter71
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    Has anyone heard about how long before they start shipping from AOA??

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    nelo64
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    Came across this foreign site featuring a very interesting picture of what at first blush appears to be a .22 cal FX Wildcat.  Look a little closer and you will see something very, very interesting.  Check out the site, one of the images is a super high res, excellent quality, image where the markings on the breech are clearly visible.

    http://www.borselars.no/luftrifle-fx-wildcat.html

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    nelo64
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    One of those images is 8858×4724 pixels.  In there you will see that what appears to be a .22 cal is indeed a .25 cal (6.35mm).  Also of note is the serial number, 39702.  That’s a lot of Wildcats!  Perhaps they are listening and preparing a shortened version of the Wildcat?

     

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    scubajeeper
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    Maybe it’s just me, but that is one sexy airgun! That’s my thoughts😊
     

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    BitFrost
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    Just got a call from my retailer saying that they are shipping the .25 to me now!

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    Siscakidd
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    Are you in the US? Who is your retailer? Details please

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    BitFrost
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    Norway, neighboring country to Sweden. Retailer is http://www.borselars.no. Sadly I wont be shooting it at first because they made a booboo with not getting the fillkit for me..

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    Siscakidd
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    Oh. Sorry to hear about the fill kit…. More waiting to shoot it

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    BitFrost
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    It’s hurts, right in the triggerfinger. But at least Ill have the time to mount a bipod, sling and give her a good clean:)
    Photos will be posted unless someone beats me to it.

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