[Available Now] Magazine holder for Wildcat Available

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    jpbrewer
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    UPDATE: The black (final) version of the holder is available now. Please see my ad in the Classified Section. I have also posted an installation video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Ixk9RnzmEHw . Thanks everyone for your interest and patience!

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    Like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting my Wildcat.

    As you may have noticed, unlike the Bobcat, the Wildcat does not have a “hole” to store extra magazines in the buttstock (I bought two extra).  I have a 3D printer (and am fairly proficient with AutoCAD) and was thinking about getting inspired to create an add-on piece that could be attached to the Wildcat to hold a couple extra mags.

    My initial thoughts were for a a magnetic or clip in device attached to the scope rail just ahead of the bolt. Obviously it could not interfere with the scope mounting.

    Perhaps this is a stupid idea, but does anyone else think this is a good idea or have any suggestions (particularly on a location)?

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    Tominco
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    What screams out at me, for this idea, is those slots just underneath the scope rail. Or, use the scope rail itself for a mounting anchor point. Then go off to one side, drop down at a 90º angle (or so, whatever it ends up being) and attach the mag right there on the side of the rifle. Actually, with mounting this way you could have a mag on both sides! 
    Mounting idea? – You could cut plastic material in the shape of one of the slots. Then, have a hole in the middle for an (expansion) screw. The screw goes in, expands the plastic in the slot. Bada bing! You’re locked in place. 
    Some sticky back neoprene or felt would help alleviate any scratching issues and add “grip” if needed. 
    If you used the scope rail as a mounting anchor point, then this design could work for other rifles as well! ;)  

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    jpbrewer
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    You are envisioning the same location as me and a similar mounting method – although I was thinking more of a plastic sandwich affixing the unit to the scope rail.

    I was thinking that the magazines would be face attached — that is, parallel to the vertical plane and aligned (left to right across the magazine) along the bore axis.  So the magazine would be perpendicular to the barrel.  Small, strong magnets could latch on to the steel ball bearing on that side of the magazine and hold the magazine securely in place.  The whole magazine would be recessed into the holder with slots for your thumb and index finger to pluck it out.

    Other creative thoughts or ideas?

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    Tominco
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    Link to useful photos – http://airgunnation.dev/topic/fx-wildcat/page/5/?view=all#post-10696 Thanks to Bitfrost for these photos.

    Another idea: same basic concept, just attach it around the barrel shroud at its base.

    I like the magnet idea but, it would have to be very strong (rare earth) in order to feel confident that a good bump wouldn’t jar it loose. A simple way to do this (if you’re using magnets) would be to hot glue or silicone the magnet to the side of the front tube clamp under the scope rail (where it’s flat). Add a little sticky felt or neoprene around the magnet for some scratch protection. 
    I’m really looking forward to getting my WC in the next few days so I can get some real hands-on. I’ve been wondering if the mag can be loaded while shooting, like the Cricket is able to. If so, The question might be how to have more pellets on board and not necessarily more mags, and I see 4 easy spots for foam pellet holders without thinking too hard on it. 

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    Siscakidd
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    How about a press in holder for the smaller opening in the stock like the bobcat?

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    Lawrence
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    Only use 2 magazines when hunting…one in the gun and one in my pocket.

    I’ve hunted for many years and never needed 2 magazines worth of pellets to get my limit (when I was able to limit).

    First thing I did when I got my cricket was to dump that rattle-trap, 4 magazine holder, from the stock.

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    jpbrewer
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    Siscakid, that is exactly why I asked for suggestions. Never thought about that hole. 

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    Siscakidd
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    Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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    jpbrewer
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    IT’S READY! I just posted a video with my design. I will produce these if we have enough interest.  Let me know your interest/thoughts below!

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    Michael
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    Wow, great job JP (both the design, implementation, and video)!

     

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    pheelgood
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    “jpbrewer”IT’S READY! I just posted a video with my design. I will produce these if we have enough interest.  Let me know your interest/thoughts below!

    Awesome Design, was looking at something similar, but you beat me to the punch!

    Can you share your STL file?  I can make these as well to help out folks or toss a few on the SWAG thread!
    What do you think of something like this to hold the two sides together?
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    dodge3500
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    Man that is a sweet design!! I’m actually leaning towards a WC for my PCP gun purchase in October .I’ll hit you up for one if you go through with it once I buy me a WC.:)
    Again sweet.

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    “jpbrewer”IT’S READY! I just posted a video with my design. I will produce these if we have enough interest.  Let me know your interest/thoughts below!


    Wow. You ARE proficient with CAD and 3D printing. Very nice man. My interest is – Sold! I’ll take one for my WC. Will be great to have when out hunting. My input on the design – watching the video I thought the nut/bolt that hold it together stood out as not being OEM. There’s a flat allen head bolt going up into the stock in that area. I believe it has the letters FKE on it and I believe it holds the receiver to the stock but I could be wrong, haven’t taken it apart. Would it be possible to use that “hidden” bolt to secure your device in place? Would make the part look more OEM quality. If not that exact bolt and threads, can you use the same bolt and similar style nut to secure the two sides together? I’d bet if you contacted FX they may be willing to sell you some of their bolts that would be a good match. If they wouldn’t then they’d be dumb because you’re doing awesome stuff providing aftermarket parts for this gun! 

    Thank you Sir. I’d like to be your first customer please. 

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    pheelgood
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    Oops, my bad.. Didn’t know you wanted to sell them.. Please disregard my earlier post.

    Mike

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    Fbom8
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    Fantastic design, count me in! Are the 22 and 25 cal mags the same size?

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    Gundog
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    That looks like a nice design and it looks like it functions well. The parts look very simple to make using subtractive machining instead of additive machining. I CNC route a lot of plastic parts and machining with a router would take minutes instead of hours. Unless I am missing some part of the design it could be produced faster. You did a good job on the prototype but manufacturing them with a printer is too slow IMHO.

    Mike

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    Siscakidd
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    That came out great,nice work.just what I was imagining in my mind,I will buy one for sure. 

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    jpbrewer
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    Sounds like there is enough interest to buy the materials and make a go of it. I will give a further update early next week.

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    linsfreak
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    Congrats! That is simply amazing, and I’m sure you will sell many.

    Well done

    Fitz

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    Tominco
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    Well done! looks nice and secure! I think it will look very nice in black. Would it be possible to add a little sticky-back felt to it where it touches the rifle stock? That would protect the stock from any possible scratches, assist in a nice snug fit, and help hide the daylight from showing through. 
    I’d buy one! :) 

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