New Wildcat for me!!!

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    Gundog
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    I just ordered a new Wildcat .25 with some pellets. I found a dealer that had some in stock so it will be here middle of next week. I need to get air now. I am trying to decide between a Shoebox compressor and getting a tank. I am leaning towards the compressor and possibly buying a tank later. I am not sure if anyone in my area can fill tanks to 4500 PSI. I am in the Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR area if anyone has a source in the area let me know?

    I kept looking at different models and the Wildcat just kept coming to the top of the list price Vs features. This will be my first PCP air gun.

    I have several target scopes I will put on for now before I get something special for this gun I have a 4-16 Weaver target scope and a Bausch and Laumb 4-12 for the time being. I need to figure this air thing out first.

    Mike

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    KYAirgunner
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    Congratulations on your Wildcat Gundog! About the compressor, if you get it that’s awesome but I highly suggest you get a tank with it because my Benjamin Discovery from 1000 to 2000 psi takes it six min to fill up. But if you don’t mind waiting for it to fill up that’s cool just sayin. I’m talking about the shoebox max by the way.
    Leo : )

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    TonyT
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    I would urge you to consider a tank and find a filling station. Try looking for paintball or diver shops. Sports Authority stores in the Phoenix area also fill tanks. It is a heck of a lot more convenient to have the tank rather than the compressor.

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    Gundog
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    I don’t mind it taking some time to fill. What is the fill pressure for the Wildcat can someone tell me  I know I read it somewhere but now I can’t find it I thought I remember 3200 PSI. If anyone can tell me how long it would take to refill the tank on the gun from the Reg PSI to max with a Shoe Box AC.

    I did find a paint ball shop 30 minutes from me that said they fill to 4000PSI but to fill a big tank it would take them 1 1/2 days to fill 80 CU Ft.

    Thanks Mike

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    TonyT
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    “Gundog”I don’t mind it taking some time to fill. What is the fill pressure for the Wildcat can someone tell me  I know I read it somewhere but now I can’t find it I thought I remember 3200 PSI. If anyone can tell me how long it would take to refill the tank on the gun from the Reg PSI to max with a Shoe Box AC.

    I did find a paint ball shop 30 minutes from me that said they fill to 4000PSI but to fill a big tank it would take them 1 1/2 days to fill 80 CU Ft.

    Thanks Mike

    It might take some time to fill from empty to 4500 psi but you have to remember that you will only be refilling it from  ca. 3000 psi to 4500. That process only takes ten to fifteen minutes. Your tank will never go back down to zero shooting PCP’s.

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    Fbom8
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    Max fill for the wildcat is 230bar(3335.9psi), hope you enjoy your wildcat.i love mine , my opinion go with the tank. If you get tired of going to get filled invest in a compressor down the road.
    ENJOY AND SHOOT STRAIGHT

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    30cal
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    I got a Shoebox Max 4500 before I got a tank. It worked ok but You can’t really take the compressor with you out to the range or travel with it. I mainly shoot off my back porch so with the compressor in the house it was ok. It takes about 9 minutes to fill a Marauder from 2000 to 3000. It took me all of a month to decide to get a tank. Now I’m very happy in my air independance! The combo of Shoebox max $700. And Tiger shark tank $700. Is about the price of most larger compressors or less.

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    Awesome man. I have only a hand pump for my .25 WC now and I had only a hand pump for my previous PCP….but now I’m wanting a tank because I’m filling the gun and shooting the gun much more often. to take it from 150 BAR to 230 BAR takes about 150-200 pumps. I’m fit but that’s getting old! 

    Curious who had the WC’s in stock??

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    Gundog
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    “arod2000”Awesome man. I have only a hand pump for my .25 WC now and I had only a hand pump for my previous PCP….but now I’m wanting a tank because I’m filling the gun and shooting the gun much more often. to take it from 150 BAR to 230 BAR takes about 150-200 pumps. I’m fit but that’s getting old! 

    Curious who had the WC’s in stock??

     

    
Straight Shooters in MN. and I think they have a few more. They did not have any extra Mags so I am looking for one of those if anyone knows who has any in stock let me know.

    Mike

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    ShootinBlind
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    Hi All,

    I have a question that I’d like some help with.  I have a new WC .22 caliber.  I’m thinking of getting a Neil Clague moderator.  And I want to make sure I have the thread dimensions correct, particularly the thread pitch, which I think is 27 but I’m not sure.

    Can someone who knows give me the correct thread dimensions for the WC .22.  Yes, I know, it’s not THAT LOUD.

    But I’d like to make it quieter, and Neil makes some nice pieces at a reasonable price.

    PS:  The Squirrels around here are not appreciating the WC.

    Thanks, Rob

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    ShootinBlind
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    Hi All,

    I have a question that I’d like some help with.  I have a new WC .22 caliber.  I’m thinking of getting a Neil Clague moderator.  And I want to make sure I have the thread dimensions correct, particularly the thread pitch, which I think is 27 but I’m not sure.

    Can someone who knows give me the correct thread dimensions for the WC .22.  Yes, I know, it’s not THAT LOUD.

    But I’d like to make it quieter, and Neil makes some nice pieces at a reasonable price.

    PS:  The Squirrels around here are not appreciating the WC.

    And if there are any hints about hold for the bullpup design, say away!

    Thanks, Rob

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    Gundog
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    After reading all the advice I think I am going to buy the Luxfer 106 tank from R&L that seems to be the best for the money and if my calculations are correct 29 fills per tank. I used the tank calculator and I hope my figures are right. The Wildcat has a 240 CC tank regulated to 1800 PSI and a max fill of 3300 PSI. If any of the numbers I used are incorrect please let me know I have not been able to find a spec sheet for the Wildcat that gives all that info in one place.

    Thanks Mike

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    “Gundog”After reading all the advice I think I am going to buy the Luxfer 106 tank from R&L that seems to be the best for the money and if my calculations are correct 29 fills per tank. I used the tank calculator and I hope my figures are right. The Wildcat has a 240 CC tank regulated to 1800 PSI and a max fill of 3300 PSI. If any of the numbers I used are incorrect please let me know I have not been able to find a spec sheet for the Wildcat that gives all that info in one place.

    Thanks Mike

    Slight correction: The air cylinder on the .22 Wildcat is 230cc, not 240cc. On the .25 Wildcat, it’s 300cc. Here’s the link to the Official Wildcat Specs: http://airgunnation.dev/topic/fx-wildcat-official-specs-here/?view=all#post-5491.

    One other observation I have noticed on my .25 Wildcat is that the POI degrades significantly below 140 bar.  I now top off at 150 bar which seems to be working much better.

    Scott

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    Gundog
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    Thanks for the info Scott How many shots are you getting until it get to 140 bar? Are you filling to 230 bar?

    Thanks Mike

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    travels4fun
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    I haven’t actually counted but my guess is 7 magazines (56 shots) starting at 230 bar.

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    Siscakidd
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    “travels4fun”I haven’t actually counted but my guess is 7 magazines (56 shots) starting at 230 bar.

    
That sounds about right,50-60 shots per 230 bar fill down to 140 bar,and then the poi drop off,is exactly what I have found as well. 

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    Gundog
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    My new Wildcat showed up this morning it looks very nice. The craftsmanship looks very good it has about 100 Bar in the tank. My new Luxfer tank and Reg showed up this afternoon. The plan was to go down and get the tank charged at the pant ball store but the regulator and tank do not seem to be compatible they will not thread together the 2 pieces seem to have different thread pitches. I checked them with a thread pitch gauge and they seem to be the same thread per inch 14 but they may have different angles I am not sure why it won’t fit together? I check them with a thread pitch gauge and I get the same 14 threads per inch but the 2 parts don’t like each other and no they are not cross threaded. My level of disappointment is high right now I planned to shoot this thing all weekend. Te second issue I have is the scope rings I planned to use won’t work so I need to either machine the slot off of the ones I have or go buy another set.

    Mike

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    Gundog
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    I think I just figured out the problem there is no valve for the tank I have a tank and a regulator but no valve to screw into the tank it just dawned on me looking at it WTF.

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    linsfreak
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    Ouch!!!!!! That sucks.

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    Gundog
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    They are sending me the valve it should be here Monday. It sucks but it happens and they were very apologetic for the mistake. I own a small business and this stuff happens I know I have had to send stuff out that was not in an order in the past. This gives me time to get a set of new scope rings and get the scope mounted.

    I feel stupid now trying to thread the Regulator into the bottle this is my first PCP setup and I was just trying to put the pieces together they sent. When I sat back and looked at it I thought how will they fill this thing then I remembered the video I saw on the tank setup and it dawned on me that I needed the valve. I was excited about getting the stuff and getting it ready to go fill the tank.

    Mike

     

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