FX Wildcat took a fall

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    chuck44l
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    My Wildcat got knocked off of a table today and fell about 3′ before hitting the cement floor, There is no visible damage other then damage to one of the scope covers however after that it was shooting considerably high and right so I re zeroed the scope and now it won’t shoot a decent group, In the past it would shoot hole in hole at 35 to 40 yards and now it is an inch to 1 1/2 at the same yardage. Any suggestions? Sick in Kansas!

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    Yote
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    Do you have a suppressor pellet clipping.Worse bent barrel 

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    likkitysplyt
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    Try putting another scope on it and see if it goes back to putting out good groups. 

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    lavahunter
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    I’d say the scope got damaged. Try a different scope. 

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    Rich7777
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    I’m no expert so take this with a grain of salt. 
    I would try to eliminate a couple easy things first.
    Pull the barrel and make sure the seals on the barrel are ok.
    Clean it while you have it out.
    Re-install the barrel. Essentially, remove fouling and re-seat the barrel.  
    Check your pellets for damage / deformations
    If that doesn’t solve it, swap the scope out. After the hit, it’s possible the scope isn’t holding zero?

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    Peskadot671
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    Yep. I would suggest removing the shroud, barrel and suppressor if you have one. Shoot with or without the suppressor. Check if there is any clipping marks on the suppressor/LDC. Check the screws on your scope rings if they’re still tight. Reset your scope to optical center and shoot a few groups at a large target. If it holds zero and you’re happy with the group size, re-sight it in. Remove the barrel and check if it is bent. You can roll it on a flat surface. If you have a chronograph, check your shot strings again to see if they’re consistent with the last shot strings. Just a few suggestions. What scope do you have on it BTW?

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    BigTinBoat
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    If it’s not your shroud being clipped, I would loosen the bolts that hold your barrel support/rail in place. Sounds like your barrel/cylinder alignment got knocked out. Once loose make sure it’s all straight and then re-tighten everything.

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    MaxKookage
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    I’m no expert either. So I would suggest, whatever these other dudes suggest.

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    chuck44l
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    “Yote”Do you have a suppressor pellet clipping.Worse bent barrel 

    
I have checked and see no signs of pellet clipping.

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    chuck44l
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    “lavahunter”I’d say the scope got damaged. Try a different scope. 

    
Great idea however this is the only scope that I have at the time.
     

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    chuck44l
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    “Rich7777”I’m no expert so take this with a grain of salt. 
    I would try to eliminate a couple easy things first.
    Pull the barrel and make sure the seals on the barrel are ok.
    Clean it while you have it out.
    Re-install the barrel. Essentially, remove fouling and re-seat the barrel.  
    Check your pellets for damage / deformations
    If that doesn’t solve it, swap the scope out. After the hit, it’s possible the scope isn’t holding zero?

    
I have had the barrel off and didn’t see any problems, I also looked down the barrel and it looked very clean as I did clean it a hundred or two shots before it took the fall today. I am also still shooting on the same tins of pellets that has been previously grouping very well.

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    chuck44l
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    “Peskadot671”Yep. I would suggest removing the shroud, barrel and suppressor if you have one. Shoot with or without the suppressor. Check if there is any clipping marks on the suppressor/LDC. Check the screws on your scope rings if they’re still tight. Reset your scope to optical center and shoot a few groups at a large target. If it holds zero and you’re happy with the group size, re-sight it in. Remove the barrel and check if it is bent. You can roll it on a flat surface. If you have a chronograph, check your shot strings again to see if they’re consistent with the last shot strings. Just a few suggestions. What scope do you have on it BTW?

    The scope is a Discovery 4.5 x 18 x 44 FFP  You know the one that little Chinese dude beat the hell out of and it kept its zero lol! 
I will try the optical center and roll the barrel. A chronograph purchase looks to be in my future. Thanks.

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    chuck44l
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    “BigTinBoat”If it’s not your shroud being clipped, I would loosen the bolts that hold your barrel support/rail in place. Sounds like your barrel/cylinder alignment got knocked out. Once loose make sure it’s all straight and then re-tighten everything.

    
I will give this a try. Thanks for the idea.

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    Crusher
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    When you loosen the 4 bolts to align everything, be sure to take a caliper and measure your pellet probe depth as well. It should be somewhere near 28.64mm

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    Slayerious
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    “chuck44l”

    A chronograph purchase looks to be in my future. Thanks.

    
Have you looked at lmbr R2 chrono? I have  lately been considering to buy it.

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    chuck44l
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    “chuck44l”

    “BigTinBoat”If it’s not your shroud being clipped, I would loosen the bolts that hold your barrel support/rail in place. Sounds like your barrel/cylinder alignment got knocked out. Once loose make sure it’s all straight and then re-tighten everything.

    
I will give this a try. Thanks for the idea.

    
Does anybody know where I can find a YouTube video on this?

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    cootertwo
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    Pellet probe depth… if it’s off, it will make a huge difference in performance. And it gets off, if the 2 grub screws on the cocking arm aren’t tight enough.

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    BigTinBoat
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    “chuck44l”
Does anybody know where I can find a YouTube video on this?

    
Here’s a complete disassembly

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    Harmless
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     I feel your pain, hope shes better soon!

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