Handy WildCat Mod

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    Crusher
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    Adjusting the reg and hammer spring is a tedious job. Especially taking the stock off to do both. So to make things a little easier, I made this little mod to the stock. It took about 15 seconds.

    Now I can adjust the spring on the fly. I can also see the mark I put on the nut to tell if it is moving around or not.
    One note, when you grind the stock, inside it is charcoal gray, not dark like the rest of the stock. So I just colored it in with a black felt tip marker. Works like a charm.

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    jking
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    Nice Crusher, I have been thinking about doing the same. What did you use to grind it out with? I guess you can always true it up with a dowel rod and some sand paper if the grinding isn’t even.
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    BeemanR7
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    Crackin’ good idea, Crusher. I don’t understand why FX doesn’t do this at the factory.

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    Crusher
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    Thanks BeemanR7. I thought the same thing.

    jking, I used the sanding wheel in my dremel tool. It is just a round, rough sandpaper. And it sanded very smoothly. You gotta watch out though. Even with the tool on speed 1, it removes a lot of material in just a couple of seconds. So I used a very light touch. Don’t want a repeat of cutting out the slot for my side gauge (reg pressure).

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    dirtbikerick
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    Very nice crusher, now we need to come up a donnyfl style speed dialer, I was thinking about getting another adjuster and tigging a knurled knob made out of something cool, drill and tap a set screw on the left side of the receiver, then drill a hole in the stock for set screw access. 

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    Kitplanenut
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    What if you made an adjuster nut that had a shoulder that butted against the receiver and had a threaded rod that passed through the nut pushing a washer pushing the hammer spring. Then the hammer spring could be adjusted at will. I’ve seen this mod on other guns. Do you think it would be worth the trouble, because when the perfect tune is achieved you will lock it down and leave it. sylvan

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    Hynzie
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    Great work crusher. … Bling bling hello crusher this is FX calling. Good JOB     PAT

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    bigbobbybeef
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    What does adjusting the hammer spring do ?

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    jtnm
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    great work looks good and handy. I’ve been tempted to do that to mine. Now that I see your great work I’m doing mine. Normally if tweeking HS, I leave back screw out then loosen front while over the chrono. This will be much more easy. 

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    Matt247365
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    Nicely done, Crusher. Thought about doing that a time or two. Glad to see someone had the nuts to actually DO it :)

    Matt

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    Crusher
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    bigbobbybeef, Turning the HS in or out increases/decreases the amount of hammer spring pre-load.  In most cases, adjusting the spring clockwise will increase the fps. But only to a point. Go too far and the fps comes down again.

    Thanks for the kind words fellas. I appreciate it.

    And just FYI, I called about a replacement stock. Can you believe $267 ????  Yikes. I could get a walnut stock made for less than that.

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    Tomiboy
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    “Kitplanenut”What if you made an adjuster nut that had a shoulder that butted against the receiver and had a threaded rod that passed through the nut pushing a washer pushing the hammer spring. Then the hammer spring could be adjusted at will. I’ve seen this mod on other guns. Do you think it would be worth the trouble, because when the perfect tune is achieved you will lock it down and leave it. sylvan

    
Great idea! You could turn it down a bit and shoot lighter pellets for plinking or turn it up for the heavies for hunting

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    Crusher
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    Kind of what I was thinking Tomiboy :)

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