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    DeadEyeDill
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    Alright so I’m in the market for a new air rifle. I’m just having trouble deciding on what I I want.. I’m looking for. 25 that I do know.. now I’m thinkin between 3 that I’m liking.

    1.) Gen 4 vulcan. I’ve owned a .22 gen 1 but know nothing about gen 4s or .25s.

    2.) Fx impact. I’ve hear a lot of good but also bad so not sure about it.

    3.) Fx wildcat MK2 just like the look of them. 

    4.) Fx crown.. wildcard 
     
        Looking for some feed back on each if possible! Thanks.

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    Tominco
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    It helps us help you if you tell us what your primary use for this rifle will be. 
    It looks like you’re after a bullpup design more than a traditional rifle.
    Of the top 3 there, I’d say the wildcat. It’s a simple pick up and shoot design with an easy to load magazine, lower price, and probably no wait time. But, I’m not too familiar with the Vulcan so, keep that in mind. 
    Tom

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    Hynzie
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    well i got 2 of the 3 and despretely want a vulcan the wildcat is super to shoulder but the impact is pissa too ,,and versatile with it caliber changing capabilitys 

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    Oregun
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    I had a tough time deciding on my 1st bullpup as well…  really liked the Vulcan, Cricket, and Wildcat.  

    After a few months of research, I went with the Wildcat in .25 and couldn’t be happier. It’s light, shoulders well and is extremely accurate.  Like Tom, I really like the magazine.  Easy to load, no springs …  heck, I rarely take the mag out of the gun, just feed it pellets!

    Good luck with your decision…  all 4 are winners! 

    –Carl

     

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    Rootmechanic
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    This is a great thread to read.  I too am looking for a PCP.  I’ve got a HW95 right now and want to get a PCP instead.  I’m just not a good springer marksman.  I have a terrible time being accurate offhand.  When you guys mention that you have a certain rifle, can you tell us what you use it for mostly or what it is best used for?   I myself like to plink long distance but need it occasionally to dispatch a pigeon, wood pecker, or rabbit.  This information might also help Deadeyedill.   Thanks for commenting though.

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    intenseaty22
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    If you want a bullpup & will be hunting with it, give the Kalibrgun Cricket .25 with power tune from either GA Airguns or Ernest Rowe a look. 

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    bowwild
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    I really like my Wildcat .25 but if I were in the market for another it would be Cricket .25.

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    DeadEyeDill
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    The main thing I do with all my rifles is sit at a bench and punch paper… I do go out and do a little hunting and varmint work.. so far it looks like the wildcat is favored by most.. I’m not familiar at all with them.. I’m liking the Vulcan just cause of the fact it’s so short! And the impact cause I know I can the hell out of that.. the basic look and function of the wildcat is definitely nice in my book. Now I’ve owned a Vulcan and love it but it was modded by Ernest ALOT so I’m not sure what a stock gun would do.. oh and have no experience with any .25..  I could save money goin for the wildcat though🙄 still wanna know more on why guess pick one over the other!  Much appreciate the response! 

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    DeadEyeDill
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    Like to hear about the cricket as well. Hey actually any suggestion would be awesome! 
     I probably should say long distance is what I like to do most

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    DeadEyeDill
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    Tom, you put a smile on my face just commenting on my thread! But I mostly do long range target shooting and take out the occasional starling and squirrels.  But I’m about trying to get the best accuracy I can. Long range for me 125 yrd max 

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    NMshooter
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    If you are mostly punching paper and considering long range shooting I would recommend a full length rifle. Not that you can’t shoot long range with a bullpup but may be easier with a rifle. Bye the Bye have you seen the new mod videos on the Edgun matador…….oops sorry not on the list! LOL.Something that may not be a deal breaker for the Vulcan is that it is a Hammerforge barrel. They will need to be cleaned more often than a LW or ST barrel. If you think you will be doing more hunting, the Impact may be a better all around gun.
    If you want to cover all your bases get the crown and any of the bull pups, then you are set!!!!!!

    Best of Luck!

    Doc

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    knifemaker
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    Odd reply. Normally, a hammer forged barrel has a smoother surface inthe bore and lands. So less cleaning needed. Not more. 

    Knife

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    heggie
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    I have a 22 Wildcat, 25 Taipan Veteran and 25 Hatsan Gladius short. I use them 95% for hunting. I often shoot from a vehicle which is why I prefer the short Bullpups and they are so nice to carry in the field. The forward cocking lever of the Wildcat and Gladius is definitely a “plus”. I considered getting the 25 Wildcat instead of the Veteran but got the Veteran because it is shorter. I like the safety location on the Veteran better than the Wildcat. The Wildcat and Veteran are crazy accurate with the Gladius very close to them. The Gladius is a little heavy and long for my preference. 25 caliber is a better caliber for what I hunt and the wind conditions that I encounter. The 22 does give me more shots between fills. As mentioned in a previous post, if I was mainly “punching paper” I would look at a conventional rifle. 

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    sonny
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    Although the impact is a bullpup it has the same length barrel as most long rifles (24in). I like the design as the barrel has a few support areas in the block. Another advantage to the impact is shot count because of the large air bottle and it is easy to adjust the regulator. As far as accuracy i think its a toss up.  

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    scottblair
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    I own both the WC in .25, and the Vulcan Gen 4 in .22. they are both amazing bullpups. The Vulcan is slightly lighter and has an incredible 90+ shot count. The WC gets 53. Of course caliber makes a difference too. I also love the safety location on the Vulcan. You really can’t go wrong with either one. I have no experience with the other ones listed.

    Both of mine are customized externally. Added grip checkering, mag  holder’s, walnut cheek rest, white lined butt pad, etc. The internals are stock.

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    wolfie
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    If you are paper punching mainly go with a full length rifle. My Vulcan in .25 is accurate but suffers from my bad hold. Light weight high power equals muzzle movement.

    safe shooting

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    sonny
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    nice looking rifles scotblair, sweet mag holders

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    DeadEyeDill
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    Thanks for all the input!
      I think I’m goin to go with a .25 impact. 
                            
                   REASONS
    1.) Adjustable 
    2.) Shot count 
    3.)my buddy has one so he can help with any problems 
    4.) Versatile 
    5.) If I don’t like it can easily be sold for a different one!

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    NMshooter
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    “knifemaker”Odd reply. Normally, a hammer forged barrel has a smoother surface inthe bore and lands. So less cleaning needed. Not more. 
    Knife

    
I have 3 hammer forged barreled rifles and have to clean them after 200-300 rounds or accuracy goes down. The rifles I have with a LW barrel, I almost never have to clean. I have been told from several knowledgeable people ( Alan Zasadny)  that the Hammer-forged barrel has micro pores on the surface which causes them  to lead up faster. It is suggested that lubing pellets helps to reduce how fast they lead up. I don’t like to lube the pellets. They are a very accurate barrels, but need to be cleaned more often at least in my experience.

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