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Hunting/truck gun of choice

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    Ghostranger169
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    Madeintheuk,

    I currently own a couple of FX guns. I used to own a Wildcat. Nice bullpup. Good accuracy. Fun to shoot. Not a great truck gun tho(not many shots/fill, not built to take a lot of rough handling, a little cumbersome in the vehicle). I sold it and bought the Lelya(short, study, consistent accuracy, no POI shift issues, high shot count, etc..). 

    That being said, it seems like you REALLY want the Wildcat, so I will be the 1st to wholehearted recommend that you get a Wildcat MK3.

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    madeintheuk
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    Even with all your guys input, I’m slowly talking myself into the wildcat. Lol. Or do I just spend an extra $300 and get a maverick instead? Am I digging myself into an fd hole?

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    madeintheuk
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    Ghostranger169

    Madeintheuk,

    I currently own a couple of FX guns. I used to own a Wildcat. Nice bullpup. Good accuracy. Fun to shoot. Not a great truck gun tho(not many shots/fill, not built to take a lot of rough handling, a little cumbersome in the vehicle). I sold it and bought the Lelya(short, study, consistent accuracy, no POI shift issues, high shot count, etc..). 

    That being said, it seems like you REALLY want the Wildcat, so I will be the 1st to wholehearted recommend that you get a Wildcat MK3.

    I know I feel like I’m ignoring all the fantastic advice here. I do really like the lelya, but I’m worried about the weight, and lower power compared to its rivals. I will be using it to take some longer shots, and for that, it would be nice if I could tune it for slugs. Of course, that’s only once in a while, but that slug fever is hitting me hard lately. 

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    Ghostranger169
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    It's all good. Lelya is a great pesting/hunting gun using .22 JSB Hades out to 75 yards. Most slugs are hard to use with the magazines unless you switch out the O-ring. But none of that matters if you don't "like" it. The point is: spend YOUR money on what makes YOU happy:)

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    Blackpaw
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    I did for a bit think about a Wildcat and Maverick. But if you want durability bang around gun, go with a Leyla or a Taipan or Kalibgrun not an FX

    but agree your money your decision. Look at the Argus 45 W too. 

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    Zebra13
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    How about the Cricket Tactical Compact?  26.8 inches long, 7.5 pounds, and 130(!) shots.  

    Justin

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    madeintheuk
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    Zebra13

    How about the Cricket Tactical Compact?  26.8 inches long, 7.5 pounds, and 130(!) shots.  

    Justin

    I was looking at that, but I can’t find anywhere that’s currently selling them. Odd!

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    Blackpaw
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    @madeintheuk, honestly of all the guns mentioned at the “lower price” tier 1 range, is the Taipan Veteran Compact.  My 25 cal version is absolutely amazing!  Though trivial, one of the few reasons I want the Leyla over another TVC is diversity in gun collection.  

    The Taipan is a bloody work horse and if you watch the classifieds you can get one for probably $1000-$1200 used and new $1300 to $1400.  The lovely thing about the Taipan Vet Compact are two fold, with the DonnyFL you can adjust the hammer spring with the crank of a knob and with a DonnyFL or similar LDC you have a gun that is as quiet as a mouse fart at 30 ft/lbs.  Plus the icing on the cake is one of the best triggers out there, it made my former FX MKII’s trigger, IMHO, look sloppy and numb feeling, I think the Wildcat has the same trigger. 

    Here are the results of my friend using my borrowed 25 cal Taipan Vet Compact on a turkey at 30 yards.  Yes, he is an amazing shot, but without the right tool he couldn’t have gotten the precision results.  He was so convinced afterwards of Taipan he went out the next week and bought 25 cal Taipan Vet Long for his 40 acres squirrel problem.  Few would argue that compared to FX few guns would outlast or shoot a Taipan.

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    madeintheuk

    Zebra13

    How about the Cricket Tactical Compact?  26.8 inches long, 7.5 pounds, and 130(!) shots.  

    Justin

    I was looking at that, but I can’t find anywhere that’s currently selling them. Odd!

    Give Charlie Frear a call.  I talked to him last week and he had some on order, and expected them to arrive fairly soon.

    Justin

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    Bigragu
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    Andy,you got fast balls,change ups,and curves coming at you with all the great advice these guys are giving you, but I going to throw you a knuckle/curve combo, and tell you to hang on to that great wildcat you already have, and put the money towards this dream gun your wanting into an Alkin compressor instead! 

    I know, the knuckle curve is hard to hit, but in the end, you’ll thank me.

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    madeintheuk
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    Bigragu

    Andy,you got fast balls,change ups,and curves coming at you with all the great advice these guys are giving you, but I going to throw you a knuckle/curve combo, and tell you to hang on to that great wildcat you already have, and put the money towards this dream gun your wanting into an Alkin compressor instead! 

    I know, the knuckle curve is hard to hit, but in the end, you’ll thank me.

    You always make good points, but in this area, I’m very nervous about pulling the trigger on a compressor. There’s so many out there, and unless you’re spending bug bucks, they’re all about the same in longevity and build. I don’t really “need” a compressors, because I can fill my tanks at my volunteer fire department for free, and it’s 5 mins from my house. However, it is something I still look into on occasion. That being said, I think the Alkin is a little overkill for me to start with. I’m not the buy once cry once type, and I don’t see using it so much that I would need to spend that kind of money. 
    that being said, we need to talk soon about you going through my wildcat. With these new huma parts available, and not knowing the service history of it, I’d like to get it gone through, and some upgrades put on if I am to keep it, and maybe even drop some dough on a night vision scope to use it for ratting and such at night. 

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    HARLEY01
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    Minus the shot count…you just described what you already have

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