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    OldFalc
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    First, I hope all on the forum are in good health and spirits!
    I am waiting for my very first high-end pcp which is the FX Wildcat in .22 caliber. My questions are numerous but one topic dominates: noise/report. Is it quieter than a paintball gun or Daisy bb gun? Should I invest in airgunsmithing for additional baffles to be installed?
    Any suggestions for scope mounts for these scopes I have on hand: Leopold VX-1 and Bushnell Legend?
    Also, Ted’s comparison video between the Wildcat and Bobcat finally got me to make a purchase of the Wildcat that very same day!
    ​Thank you in advance and please accept my apologies for not returning a reply promptly.
    OldFalc

     

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    ezerhoden14
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    Congrats on the new Wildcat. I don’t have one so I can’t comment on loudness, however any good adjustable scope mount is what most recommend. Keep us informed and send pics when you get it!

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    Gunnertrones
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    Hi!
    Do not be concerned.   The .22 is quiet. My advise to you, is to wait for the rifle and see (hear) for your self.  And it is short, and light. Why not keep it that way?

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    OldFalc
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    Thank you guys for the replies and peace of mind! Hopefully i will be able to see a Bobcat in the enar future as well. Thank you again and it is nice here at the forum!
    Sincerely,
    OldFalc

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    danhor7
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    We’re on the same ride here OldFalc.  I also ordered a .22 Wildcat which is going to be my first PCP and Ted’s review definitely played a large part in tipping me to make the purchase.  With no prior PCP experience, I’m going with a hand pump and will be charging the rifle by hand as I have no idea where to fill a scuba tank.  I’m mostly interested in plinking myself.  Very excited about my purchase and hoping to see it in the next few weeks.

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    hawken54
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    I’m with you guys, Waiting on mine also. I have all the dressings but no gun to put them on. Scope, mounts, extra mags, mag holder, atlas rail and install kit, bipod, all sitting in a nice new little case, just waiting. I hate waiting. Hope its worth it.

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    OldFalc
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    My source of air is the Hills pump and should the Wildcat sold to me be a freat gun the compresssor will be in the works. Thanks again to all who responded and I wil post my results after the gun gets to me!

     

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    DuncanHynes
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    OP’s question of sound, I found the Huggett better than the shrouds by far. It just screws on, no need for smithwork. I only use SportsMatch mounts but any would work. I just like the heavy steel than those aluminum rings that can warp.

    There is a chap that makes and sells 3D printed magazine holders as seen in my photo. Highly recommend getting one. He sells them on Ebay and here on the forum. I just finished moding my stock for a pictanny rail for my bipod. All said it is very easy to shoulder with a much better design than the Bobcat (lever above trigger). Enjoy!

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    LDM
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    DunkanHynes – Can you tell us where you got the Huggett and how much it cost. I’m also curious what scope that is on your Wildcat.

    OldFalc – sorry for butting into your post:)

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    DuncanHynes
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    I got all you see except the bottom SIII monster scope from Jim and Nancy, husband and wife team that run Precision Airguns Supplies in Michigan. The Huggett is $225 ish, well worth it, cheaper than a good scope but does a very important job. No smithwork is needed it just screws on.

    The optics on the Wildcat are made in South Korea, MTC Genesis 5-20x power with illuminated reticle. It was $450 or something. VERY clear and I find it much more forgiving throughout the entire power range than my Sightron SIII in regards to eye relief. It has a nice wide field of view too. Some have said the reticle is not well suited without a learning curve for FieldTarget matches but hunting and anything else, I can’t see a better fit for the Wildcat. It isnt a monster or too long or heavy and just seems a great match. The only scope I saw in the price that is as clear is my Bushnell Elite 3200 6-24x power that I am selling. It doesnt have a side focus though or illuminated reticle.
    The bottome rifle is a Daystate Wolverine also in .22 topped with a Sightron SIII 10-50x power sidewheel equipped and fitted with a Huggett. The Huggett internally is different for the Wildcat than on the Wolverine. The Daystate has a custom laminated stock made by Gary Cane in England…8 month waiting period, over 10 months total time for turnaround but makes for a nice experience.

    It is almost better that FX is making these new bullpups slow, so that they get things right. Overall I would say that if you are only to have one PCP rifle that has great accuracy and is quiet (this varies by opinion) and is lightweight, easy to shoot…the Wildcat now is a great platform. As far as longevity, we know FX is reputable so that is all I can say in that sense as I havent owned the Wildcat long.
    I go by just Duncan on here, and ask away any questions.

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    rancho
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    Any updates or comments after several months?  I have a deposit on one of the Cats too and am shopping scopes.  I am also interested in the laminate and walnut versions.

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    Kitplanenut
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    I have a Wildcat in 22 and one in 25 cal. What a GREAT gun. you are going to love them. Mine amaze me every time I shoot them. I just received from AOA a couple of the stackable FX moderators. The gun is not loud by any means. I just wanted to give them a try. I’ll post what I find out in a few days. Scopes in my opinion are a personal preference. I would defiantly recommend getting a reticle that gives you at least 4 mil of holdover and a couple of hold under. When you get your gun you are going to start shooting from 20 to 100+ yards. And the gun will do it no problem if your scope will. I always buy a scope with more power then needed. I have the hawke 8X32X56 on most of my guns and a lot of the time shoot them on 12 power. Be sure and get a scope that will parallax down to at least 20 yards. Hope your gun shows soon

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    DuncanHynes
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    It is a fine weapon, my go-to for hunting critters for me due to the balance and power and little worry of scuff marks on synthetic stock. Mated mine with a MTC Genesis; not too top heavy and has illuminated reticle. Only thing I find odd is I cant be sure how to load clip with one empty so I just fire one into the grass and don’t activate lever. So that leaves me with 7 ready to go. 900fps+ with 18gr JSBs. Definatly get the custom mag holder from the marketplace here/ebay and the Huggett and I installed a rail.

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    clgraham82
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    “DuncanHynes”

    
Man that hugget looks good on the Wildcat…hmm!?!

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    DuncanHynes
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    In short, it’s BA. ;) I got it more so due to its effectiveness. Really keeps it wicked quiet for backyard patrols. Enjoy your guns!

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    rancho
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    This will be my first PCP.  I’ve always had springers with a FWB 124 that I got in the late 70s and still own, along with an AA prosport-all in .177.  I’m getting the .22 Wildcat. I noticed you got the top rail and am curious as to why?  Was the extra height needed for scope clearance?  The Huggett looks great!

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    OldFalc
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    Dear ALL,
    May this post find everyone in good health, spirit and finances!!
    My last post on my anticipation on my first FX gun delivery ended with what much fellow air gunners posted. It is quiet and operated flawlessly. My only complaints: NOT enough magazines and what hard case to get that is good enough for this baby!
    My thanks to all who posted after- I was surprised that there were more post replies that was way over the time of my initial posting.
    Anyway, thanks to all! I wished I could afford a Hugget but the gun as is meets my needs. Right now I am awaiting my mags (ordered last month and on waiting list) and sorting out my Bobcat MK2 which I dropped but is shooting great!!!!!
    FX rifles are awesome and will be a fan though I will wait till the “teething” issues are dealt with before (definitely) buying a Impact.
    Take care and again Mahalo!!!!!
    ​OldFalc

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    Dartagnan
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    “rancho”This will be my first PCP.  I’ve always had springers with a FWB 124 that I got in the late 70s and still own, along with an AA prosport-all in .177.  I’m getting the .22 Wildcat. I noticed you got the top rail and am curious as to why?  Was the extra height needed for scope clearance?  The Huggett looks great!

    
First, OldFalc congratulations on Wildcat. the Wildcat has certainly been a joy to shoot.  Already it has saved me countless hours and money on tuning, pellet selection, and grief since the only issues has been leaks which was already anticipated before arriving to my door.  A Huggett was also considered to tame the Wildcat 25 roar but I did not want to ship it out just for a Huggett fitting.  Which is understandable if you want a be certain the new moderator will not have POI issues.  I have recently attached a Neil Clague moderator and was quite satisfied of the overall results.  Like yourself, an Impact is at the top of my very short list along with another NC moderator.  Maybe when the Impact ship with just a fixed shroud system. Anyway, enjoy your Wildcat.  Mahalo!! 

    rancho – you will find the extra height is necessary to properly see through the scope. Most purchase a higher scope mount after trying the shorts. Depends on the person. 

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    DuncanHynes
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    The rail is standard. Just part of the gun. The rings of course are not, I guess in that pic it is hard to see or tell. The ring height on this bullpup design is really not for scope clearance but just comfort as the cheek rests higher than a standard rifle.

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    DuncanHynes
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    Someone asked about a case for a Wildcat; photo of mine in a Pelican M3100. Can’t ask for a better fit (havent cut foam yet). Great case, made in USA. I am lucky to be very close to a local Pelican dealer, as I trust them more than any other.

    Edit: Boyt cases are good too. Model H36 Takedown Rifle/shotgun case almost identical with 1 more inch width. The Boyts have very nice metal twist draw-down clasps. Pelican M3100 is actually watertight/buoyant, Boyt is not.

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