FIRST HUMA REGULATED .25 WILDCAT MKII COMPACT

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    CHUCK
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    Last Saturday a friend brought me a brand new FX Wildcat MKII Compact to check out…he knows how much I love my .25 Wildcat Original and wanted to get my thoughts on this new one. I asked his permission to install a Huma Regulator and give her a good tune up to see how she would respond and he agreed to let me do as I pleased. I thought about tuning her for more power to shoot the 34 grain JSB Heavy's, but finally decided on simply tuning her to factory spec's and higher shot count. I watched Ted Holdover's recent video review of this gun and agree with his point that most people that buy this gun – including him – will shoot the JSB 25.4 Exact Kings with it instead of the 34's. So with that as a direction I decided to use Ted's specs as my guide, which are pictured here below:

    As you can see Ted's gun is tuned to shoot the JSB Exact Kings at 890 ft/s to achieve 45 ft lbs energy for a total shot count of 26 shots. I was able to tune my test gun to shoot the 25.4 Kings at an average velocity of 897 ft/s to achieve the 45 fpe factory spec, but I was able to achieve a total shot count of 42 shots. That is a total of 16 more shots…or 2 full magazines more shots for a total of 5 full magazines per fill! She was purring like a little kitty by the time I was finished.  Below are some pictures of the new MKII Compact…

     

    As you can see I mounted an Aztec Emerald 5.5-25×50 scope and also my Bushnell 4X Accelerate Prism Sight for testing. At just 17 ounces the Bushnell point and shoot sight would be my first choice to keep an already light rifle as light as possible. My other possible choices would be the Aztec 3-18×50, or the Midas 2.5-15×50 because I prefer an illuminated reticle. The Chairgun program shows that with a 1" killzone this gun has a point blank range of 18-56 yards…which means the point of impact will be no more than 1/2" above or below the point of aim out to almost 60 yards. With that kind of a trajectory a light point and shoot scope with a wide field of view would be ideal for this gun, because with a point blank range like this you won't need to mess around with the scope…just point and shoot!

    A couple other observations: This is a very light, well balanced, and maneuverable little gun. It is 4 1/2" shorter than my Original Wildcat .25 that has the Huggett Belita, which is pretty close to the size of the Compact's factory moderator. At 45 fpe the factory moderator does a really good job of keeping this little kitty quiet. I would recommend this new Wildcat Compact MKII .25 as a fantastic gun for any youth, teenager, or adult alike. Even the hand grip is considerably smaller than the one on my Original Wildcat…good for youths or others with small hands, but was plenty good enough even for my big meat hooks! 

    I shot several magazines at 25 & 40 yards standing offhand and was able to easily put all my shots on a Quarter…she just shoulders and points easy as eating a slice of hot apple pie. I can easily envision lots of guys using this as a carry under the seat truck gun with a lightning quick point-n-shoot optic on her, or as a dedicated woods and field carry gun for squirrels, rabbits, and other small game. She points so naturally and easily that I would have no hesitation using her for hunting rabbits that you kick up walking along fence lines or old brush piles…it would even be fun to use for hunting pheasants as you walk through the stubble of a harvested cornfield or for hunting doves sitting on a wire! 

    I guess the best way for me to summarize my feelings about this new Wildcat Compact MKII .25 would be to simply say it is the epitome of what I consider a FUN GUN! I have to say I was just heartbroken last night when my friend Joel came to pick her up and take her home to Palm Beach Airguns. If I had it to do all over again I believe this Compact version of the Wildcat would be my choice, and I do believe most of you guys will agree with me and Ted on that. And thanks Joel for the pure fun I had with her!

    All the best, Chuck

     

     

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    JoeKool
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    Good job Chuck!  I’ve learned so much from your past posts about FX and Huma Regulators  let me be the first to thank you!  Major source of knowledge for me!!!

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    DHart
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    This doesn't help my Wildcat gas at all!  

    Chuck… you installed a Huma regulator aftermarket?  How did the Huma logo get painted onto the back of the receiver?

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    CHUCK
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    Thanks JoeKool…but the pleasure was all mine. I am a little low tonight because I know there is no way on God's green Earth my little Karen would understand me getting another Wildcat…she would insist I sell my old one first. I wish I was rich enough that it wouldn't matter, but I know this for sure…this Compact would be the one I would use all the time and my old one would sit under the bed collecting dust.

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    CHUCK
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    DHart, I have Little Leprechauns to do that stuff for me…😉

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    CHUCK

    DHart, I have Little Leprechauns to do that stuff for me…😉

    Ah ha.  Might you be turning Huma conversions into a little bit o' business?

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    CHUCK

    Thanks JoeKool…but the pleasure was all mine. I am a little low tonight because I know there is no way on God's green Earth my little Karen would understand me getting another Wildcat…she would insist I sell my old one first. I wish I was rich enough that it wouldn't matter, but I know this for sure…this Compact would be the one I would use all the time and my old one would sit under the bed collecting dust.

    I’m devorced and very….  very happy! 😃. Lol

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    CHUCK
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    Well Dhart, up till now I have freely shared everything I have learned about installing regulators and tuning airguns. So far I have just been having a heck of a lot of fun, but you are making me stop and think maybe I should start saying yes to all the guys that PM me wanting to know if I will install a reg and tune a gun for them. I am semi-retired now and have too much time on my hands so this could be a way to make a couple bucks and have fun while doing it. I am past playing golf and recently gave away my whole set of clubs…and I have three fishing boats that haven't left the yard in ages…I recently put my Streamline .25 up for sale on the classifieds here and maybe if it sells I could use the money to get one of these Compacts. I just fell in love with that sweet little kitty…I think that would be an appropriate name for her…the .25 WildKitty! or maybe Puss-n-Boots? 😜

    Best regards D…and thanks for the good idea! Chuck

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    Of course you should. You are good at what you are doing. So why not? 🙂

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    Well Dhart, up till now I have freely shared everything I have learned about installing regulators and tuning airguns. So far I have just been having a heck of a lot of fun, but you are making me stop and think maybe I should start saying yes to all the guys that PM me wanting to know if I will install a reg and tune a gun for them. I am semi-retired now and have too much time on my hands so this could be a way to make a couple bucks and have fun while doing it. I am past playing golf and recently gave away my whole set of clubs…and I have three fishing boats that haven't left the yard in ages…I recently put my Streamline .25 up for sale on the classifieds here and maybe if it sells I could use the money to get one of these Compacts. I just fell in love with that sweet little kitty…I think that would be an appropriate name for her…the .25 WildKitty! or maybe Puss-n-Boots? 😜

    Best regards D…and thanks for the good idea! Chuck

     

    Chuck… I've been quietly finding and appreciating your many wonderful contributions on this forum.  And I thank you for your generous sharing of your experiences and information.

    I'm surprised to hear that you're letting your Streamline go as I know how enamored with it you have been.  Are you letting it go to enable acquisition of a Wildcat MkII?  Or letting it go because it no longer pleases you as it once did?

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    Dhart, I am letting her go to fund another project…here is a picture of the gun I have been thinking about. I have spoken to the company and they have assured me that they will let me get one of these fairly soon so I want to be ready. http://www.evanix.com/semiauto.html Take a look at the Air Speed with the Walnut Thumbhole Stock!

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    CHUCK
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    But whatever you do don't let any of the Impact guys see the Air Max 480…I had a .22 semi-auto when I was a teenager and I can honestly say there is nothing more fun than a semi-automatic! Can you imagine a semi-auto Wildcat or Impact? Well I can but FX doesn't seem to like the idea so I am turning my spot light on Evanix Semi-Auto bro.

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    Coldair
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    So basically by just installing a HUMA regulator into the Wildcat, it increased the overall shot count as compared to the factory FX reg?

    Would the same apply to a MK1 22 caliber Wildcat?

     

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    Chuck I have a Huma on the way for my Compact, any suggestions for reg setting? I will be sticking with the 25gr JSB Kings as well. Currently getting 890FPS out of 4 mags. 

    I am also getting an STX Barrel for it when I can locate the Yeti who has them. It appears the two are about as numerous in the USA. Another hurry up and wait promise from FX. At least they picked the perfect name for the Dreamline because that's about all you can do with that gun. Dream on all you die hard FX fans. 

    Thanks for all the Wildcat tips and tricks you provide. 

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    How did the Huma logo get painted onto the back of the receiver?

    The Huma marking on the receiver is from a nice little decal they include with their regulators.

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    Chuck

    I am thinking about ordering a HUMA regulator. I would like to know what to have the regulator set at for this type of set up?

    Thanks 

    Moooner625

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    CHUCK
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    Hi Coldair, yes in most cases the Huma reg increases shot count because it is a little more efficient than most others, and yes it would apply to a .22 caliber as well.

    Hi Hookster, I have the reg set at 130 Bar & hammer spring nut set 6 1/2 turns in. I did not change the hammer weight, nor did I adjust the trigger. The trigger has a little more first stage than I prefer but didn't bother me enough for me to adjust it. I personally would not spend a penny on another barrel for this gun…the plywood at 50 yards looks like someone drilled holes in it with a 1/2" drill bit. I will show you a funny picture of a pellet on pellet accuracy pellet ball…the funny part is that the last shot is where she fell off the reg and the pellet did not have enough energy to flatten out, its just kind of cradled in with the others. And you are most welcome if any info from me has helped you further up the road…

    Hi Bob_O, you are correct! Every Huma comes with a little sticker and sometimes several in the package. I just happened to have an old Huma reg in my odds and ends cigar box and slapped it in the new rifle with some new oversize o-rings – 23.47mm x 2.62mm NBR 70. The funny thing is that every time you shoot it there is the odor of cigars in the air…

    Hi Mooner, set it to 130 Bar and tune your hammer spring nut and done! Good Luck!

    All the best, Chuck

    oops almost forgot the pictures of the pellet ball…

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    Bob_O

    How did the Huma logo get painted onto the back of the receiver?

    The Huma marking on the receiver is from a nice little decal they include with their regulators.

     

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    correct nice little sticker 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Bob_O

    How did the Huma logo get painted onto the back of the receiver?

    The Huma marking on the receiver is from a nice little decal they include with their regulators.

    Thanks… good to know how that actually happened!

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    My Little Leprechaun friends are the ones that attached the sticker for me though… their hands are much steadier than mine. One funny thing though, they make me pay them in gold coins… they don't take PayPal!😎

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