Height Dimension for FX Wildcat – Please help.

Forums PCP Airguns Height Dimension for FX Wildcat – Please help.

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    eatwhatikill
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    Hi,

    I am new to the site. I have been shooting with my trusty RWS 34 for the last 3 years but I recently decided to get into the PCP world.

    Anyway I just ordered my first PCP: FX Wildcat .22. AOA is expecting the next shipment first week of April. I cannot wait!!!

    Would any Wildcat owners please help me by confirming the height of the bullpup (from the bottom of the butt stock to the top of the 11mm rail? I know that the total length is 29.9″ but on the FX and AOA website, the height of the gun is not mentioned.

    I would really appreciate your help! Thank you so much! Happy shooting!

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    Welcome. I just measured mine. Its 8 1/8 inches tall . That’s from the bottom of the pistolgrip to the top of the dovetail rail. From the bottom of the buttstock is 1/4 inch smaller.

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    eatwhatikill
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    Thank you so much FastEddie!!! I really appreciate your help!  How are you enjoying your Wildcat?!

    I am trying to see if this hardcase would fit with the gun outfitted with my scope and FX no limits ring mounts.

    http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Weather-Tactical-Case-36-Inch/dp/B00E221A88

    Also I am wondering if anyone’s using the FX 3-stage pump? If so, how’s the quality? Thanks again!
     

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    I’m lovin my wildcat. Its a .25. I have that exact case on my Amazon wish list, which I’m going to purchase soon. I also have fx no limit scope mounts with a Hawke sidewinder tactical 30 8.5-25×42. The price of that case went up $10 since yesterday. So from the bottom of the pistolgrip to the top of my vertical turret is 11 1/2 inches. Which leaves 1 1/2 inches. I believe the pull and pluck foam has a 2 inch border , so ill have to cut into it. No big deal. As far as the hand pump, I can’t help you out. I have an omega 75 cf tank I get filled at my local paintball store. Those pumps are good for filling say up to 3000, but anything more is very difficult. The wildcat fills to 3300 so I didn’t get a pump. Maybe you should look at getting a tank because of the wildcats high fill pressure to get the most shots per fill. I fill to 3300 down to 2000 , then refill. I get 48 shots (6 magazines). You will get more in the .22. Find out the fill pressure of the .22 and the psi rating of the pump. Good luck. Welcome to AGN. Your gonna love the wildcat. I shoot 1/2 inch groups at 65 yards if the conditions are good.

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    Kitplanenut
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    I have two of those cases. One with a 22 wildcat with FX no limit mounts and a Vortex 6×24. The other has a 25 Wildcat same mounts with a Hawke Sidwindwe 8x32x56.  They both fit fine. 

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    Slightly large but slightly less money for the otherwise same case I believe posted in the “other pasrt and …” section on the main page:
    http://airgunnation.dev/topic/plano-hardell-all-weather-case-42-59/
     When you do get your case please give us an update with pictures , really help the rest of us decide .

    John

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    I have my 25 in the 36Inch plano as well I just took the time to order replacement foam for a pelican case and cut it down to fit as I do not like pluck foam

    ​friking making a budget pelican case basically for just under 100$ CANT BEAT THAT

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    eatwhatikill
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    Thanks FastEddie. It’s good to hear that you are loving your Wildcat. Nice results on the shooting!

    I just got a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50mm scope with the higher turrets for the Wildcat. Like you, I ordered the FX no limit mounts, so my Wildcat will be the same height as yours. 3/4″ on top and bottom is not much padding. Oh well. I wish Plano would make the height of the case 15-17″, having the extra 1-2″ would be nice.

    The FX hand pump is rated up to 250 bars. I am on the fence with either getting the hand pump or tank. I don’t mind getting a work out but I can see the limitations of using it, especially if I am hunting in the field. The 75 cf tank that you suggested is probably the best for all scenarios. It’s compact enough to throw into the back of my vehicle. I will look into that more.
     

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    eatwhatikill
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    Thanks Kitplanenut! Good to know.

    Ok spysir. I should be getting my Wildcat beginning April from AOA. I will post a picture when I put everything together.

    Gorgata: that’s a good idea. I might order replacement foam if the pluck foam doesn’t work. Thanks.

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    danhor7
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    Just got my Plano Case yesterday. I think instead of tearing out the squares by hand I’m going to draw the profile in cad and cut the foam in a waterjet.

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    eatwhatikill
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    Hi danhor7,
    That’s sweet! Thanks for sharing this.
    I ordered the case, and it arrived today.
    Really impressed with the construction of the case. Now I just gotta wait for my AG to arrived from AOA!
     

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    Here’s the waterjet action.


    Turned out pretty good, but I’ll probably re cut it out of a higher quality foam that doesn’t have the pre punched gridwork intended for the pick and pull method.

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    That came out awesome! 2 questions : is that the plano 36″ case?
    And where would you get replacement foam for the case?

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    eatwhatikill
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    That’s sweet, Danhor7!!!
    FastEddie: that’s the Plano 36″ case. I just got mine from amazon. I am thinking Pelican would probably sell replacement foam.

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    eatwhatikill
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    Here’s the link to Pelican’s website for replacement foam:

    http://www.pelican-case.com/replacement-foam.html

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    eatwhatikill
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    Sorry they are all pick and pluck foam. I keep searching.

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    “eatwhatikill”That’s sweet, Danhor7!!!
    FastEddie: that’s the Plano 36″ case. I just got mine from amazon. I am thinking Pelican would probably sell replacement foam.

    
Thanks Sam,

    I think now I’m going to cut this out of Stainless Steel and glue the foam to the back of it since the foam no longer has any structure to it.

    It’ll hold a variety of pellet tins for me too. :)
     

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    eatwhatikill
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    Looks good Dan!

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    danhor7
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    Here’s how it looks with the “foam reinforcement” plate

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    Looks great…. Good job.
    How did you dry out the foam before you put in back in the case.  I’m guessing, any little bit of moisture will cause rust.
     

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