Question for Axleson(FX), on the new Wildcat and Impact barrel problems

Forums Dealer & Manufacturer Feedback Question for Axleson(FX), on the new Wildcat and Impact barrel problems

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    steeve
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    It is apparent that there are several other Impact and Wildcat buyers beside myself, that are having problems with the barrels on these guns. I have seen photos of barrels with what looks like tooling marks in the rifling, as well as deposits that don’t go away with use.  Second, I have a new Impact .30 barrel that I just sent back to AOA, that seems to be bent or bored off center, because I can’t get enough adjustment out of the scope turrets to get it on target.  Also the groups are poor @ 30 yards with a 3/4″ spread and @ 100 yards with 4″ spread.  Other shooters are having similar problems.  I know that your older designs are very accurate with few problems reported on the forums.  I want to know why the new models are having the barrel problems.  Did you make new tooling?  are the mandrills for pressing the rifling poorly machined or out of spec?  or are you so busy now, that you can no longer spend the time straightening and checking the barrels?  
      I am also seeing problems with the regulator holder seals, that seal against the air tube bores on new or near new guns; I personally disassembled a friends new (leaking) .25 Wildcat and found that the air tube was not even bored straight, causing the boring bar to “miss” near the inner end of the hole.  That is hard to get wrong unless the tube is bent or chucked crooked in the lathe. As a machinist, you must know that causes an oval shaped bore that is going to be difficult to seal;  I hear from customers that you are recommending turning the Reg holder grooves for larger O-rings.  Shouldn’t these parts be machined correctly to begin with?  Maybe you need to fire or re-train some of your staff.  We Air Gunners are spending a lot of hard earned money for these guns, expecting them to live up to your long standing reputation.  Please give us a honest answers to our questions….What are you doing if anything to correct the problems and when can we expect to see the quality of these guns to improve.  Your great (past) reputation is rapidly going down the toilet.

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    Paio
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    FX please answer. I also bought a Impact and a Wildcat and I am really concern with all the posts in this forum. Would you please jump here and provide us a honesty evaluation of the problem?

    Sorry Steve. I read your post 17 hours ago and so far no answer! I have sent them a couple emails on other issues and not even an automatic reply. I am start to questioning myself on why I have sold my other guns and moved to FX. This is very uncomfortable.

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    KenSkylight
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    I think you will get no answer, I sent FX the images and they never respond to me. 
    People write me and send me pictures over same barrel problems by other guns as the Wildcat or Impact!
    No wonder, all smooth twist barrels of FX guns make in the same process and have the same quality control! 

    What would happen if Ted or other pcp youtuber get such a poor barrel that i or other people get?
    The gun review i would like to see I think the FX fame would collapse overnight! 

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    steeve
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    Of course the review guns are “selected” at the very least.  More specifically, they are specially deburred, polished, cleaned and assembled, then carefully tested with a number of barrels, before being issued with the best one for reviews.  Wouldn’t you do the same if you were introducing a new product?   I would not expect to receive a gun as good as the “review” guns; I don’t expect a gun that costs 4 times what My Marauder costs, to shoot 4 time better either, but I do expect it to shoot somewhat better…..not worse.  I will wait and see if AOA can/will fix the problem, before offing the gun.  I don’t think I can get my money back, but I should get store credit or a new barrel.  I am glad I decided to buy this gun new, with a warrantee, instead of buying used like I usually do.  A Daystate .303 Hi-lite may be in my future. 
      Mr Axleson, I really like the Impact design and would hate to settle for something less exciting….How about a new, tested, replacement barrel, to turn this gun into something I can brag about. ??

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    KenSkylight
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    This is true what you gays say but my other PCPs (CK, Vulcan, Edguns,…) are so accurate as in their reviews! 
    I pay the same money for example Ted but my Impackt is much less accurate…
    That is frustrating! -.-

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    steeve
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    I disagree;  If every barrel was “carefully tested” , why would some of us be getting sub standard barrels. I have seen the videos and heard the claims, but the results suggest otherwise.. This thread is posted in a section that is intended to be directed to the dealers.  I want to hear what FX has to say.

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    steeve
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    The easiest way to get an accurate gun is to become an influencial youtuber doing pcp reviews.”
    I don’t know about “Easy”, I can’t even get YouTube vids on my computer.  And I am sure there is nothing easy about producing a good review video either.  Those guys are definitely earning their “gifts”.  I would do it if I had a clue. 

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