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    Oops. Wrong one. Here it is

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    Iceman
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    Hi FastEddie, I can only see a Bobcat Wildcat comparison review, I don’t think he has done a dedicated Wildcat review ?
    The last thing Ted posted that was Wildcat related was unboxing the 2 Wildcats he received !!
    No Matter, I have got myself a Wildcat and I really cannot fault it, I was just interested in Teds opinion on targets & hunting.
    There have been a few reviews from others and good ones at that.
     

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    Your right ,it would be nice to see a full review of just the wilcat. I also have one in .25 and I love it.

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    MrAirgun
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    I think the people having a bit of a moan (think it’s fair to say that) need to have a think about what this video really does for you!

    Rather than wondering if Ted gets a special gun, and you’ve had your pants down by FX with your shotgun grouping at 50yds…

    Look at the video of what the gun should be doing.  If it’s not as good, you’ve now got proof that it should be.

    If you’ve got an Impact that you bought new and it’s sub standard, contact FX and get it sorted.  It’s as simple as that really.

    Thank you for the video Ted, I’m looking forward to 2016 videos!

     

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    Iceman
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    Check out what just popped up people :)

    Pretty good review !!

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    Great review. On my .25 under the serial number it reads 220 bar, the airtube reads 230 bar, but in this review he filled it to 250 bar.

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    zebra
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    “sgtskinny”I doubt the professional reviewers received a “special” gun, but I’d be willing to bet they at least got one that test fired “well” off the rack. Had they received one straight out of the box that shot like the one I got, the reviews would have been much different. After 2 weeks in the shop getting all of the barrel supports and pellet probe carrier aligned, and a new barrel, mine now shoots as advertised, “1/2″ groups at 50 yds. are typical”. Not everyone has the resources or knowledge to “fix” one of these new PCP’s, and they shouldn’t have to considering the cost. The good news is, if you do get a “bad” one out of the box, it can be corrected, one way or another.

    As the tech advances in these guns I think we should start to make a distinction between “tuning” and “adjusting”, because simply making a change to built in adjusting device to affect velocity really isn’t tuning, its just a purpose built mechanism designed to acquire the best possible performance from a given pellet and gun/barrel combination. Tuning is doing some type of substantial work; correcting mechanical character flaws or design issues, changing and modifying springs, and components to improve the performance of a weapon are some of the things that fall into the category of “tuning”. The Impact’s external user adjustments allow for a wide range of velocity manipulation, wide enough to accommodate about any available projectile weight in 4 calibers, and an arrow launcher, but I don’t think 1 click on the power wheel and 1/4 turn on the hammer spring qualify as “tuning”.

    The Impact is a remarkably accurate gun by the way, when it functions as intended.

    
This is what I was talking about with you receiving one that didn’t perform so well and someone else receiving the “most accurate gun ever”.

    Nobody is claiming that FX built Ted a special gun but, as I said, if was FX, I would go out of my way to make sure he got the best example and not the one with accuracy and quality issues. 

    It is good that yours could be fixed but I agree that you shouldn’t have to, especially with a $1900 gun. Whenever I have had to send out a gun as soon as it arrives, I usually loose my enthusiasm and excitement for it. 

    What I heard in the review is that the Impact has 3 ways to easily adjust the power and efficiency. Making sure that the gun puts out the right amount of air for the pellet can definitely affect accuracy but the reg, hammer spring and valve can be adjusted on other guns (just not as easily). I am sure Ted is capable of making those adjustments on his other guns, or sending it to someone who can do it for him. 

    I’m not bashing the Impact. I really like FX guns and admire the company for it’s design and innovation skills. Where I was going with all this, is that I would like to know if the Impact is noticeably more accurate than a Wildcat, given that all FX guns use the same barrel (or at least that is what Ted said). I intend to buy one or the other at some point.

    Perhaps it is the more sophisticated trigger on the Impact that makes up the difference. 

     

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    sgtskinny
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    Z,
    I’ve had both guns in .25 cal., Impact and Wildcat, for over a month. Having shot both guns a good bit, I believe the Impact is marginally more accurate. Keep in mind there’s no love lost between myself and the Impact because I absolutely lost my enthusiasm and excitement for it, so its not a matter psychological or financial influence that has me leaning toward the Impact just because I spent more money on it.  Its not remarkably more accurate, its very close, in fact its quite possible that someone else with samples of both guns could find the Wildcat to be slightly more accurate. Theoretically they both should perform equally, but each gun is an individual with its own character flaws, a universal truth associated with mass produced anything. Accuracy is huge discriminator for me, if something wont group well off sandbags and a bench, I don’t need it.  Both guns shoot very well, now that I have them I don’t want to get rid of either, but had I got the Wildcat first, I probably wouldn’t have the Impact.
    If you don’t plan on purchasing at least one additional caliber kit for the Impact, I would lean toward the Wildcat. While it doesn’t have 3 external user adjustments like the Impact (which all basically influence velocity), the hammer spring can be easily adjusted on the Wildcat to acquire desired velocity. Out of the box with no adjustment, the Wildcat Trigger was nicer. Good luck with the decision.

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    1kshooter
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    I was under the understanding …and I apologize if I am wrong here that the guns Ted uses for his reviews are sometimes lent to him and sometimes his own guns but he also states that he purchases a lot of his FX guns from AOA and I would amuse that he is getting the same guns as you and I would have been able to buy?? 
    I am not saying that some of the issues you are all having with brand new guns are unacceptable and to be honest i would be pissed if I spent that kind of money and bought a lemon as well that’s why we investigate various sources before we buy right??? …or at least I did and also with the warranty with not only the maker but also the seller of said air rifles
    I just dont think that his guns in the reviews he does are hand picked for him …granted they might be the nicest that they have in stock at say AOA for example at time of ordering but I cant even say that for fact!
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    AirgunBill
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    I enjoyed the new FX Wildcat review from AOA. I really think FX hit most all the marks with this bullpup, the looks, size, weight, oal, cocking lever forward, nice durable stock texture and shot count. Being a left hand shoot I hope they can add a little rollover cheek piece section behind the magazine for the leftys. Also maybe a power wheel would be nice if it did not add too much more to the cost. I definitely got a Wildcat  in .25 caliber in my future.

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    Ok, so I am reading all this speculation. Why don’t just ask Ted?  Ted, can you please chime in? Do you know if the rifles are picked for you or randomly sent to you?  I really do not care if they are given to him for testing, or for review, or to keep it. There is no wrong answer for that as long as his reviews are honest and are based on his real experience with the rifle.  I personally would feel more comfortable if he would disclose his relationship with the companies he tests rifles for, but I do not make a decision based on one review, no matter how “expert” that person is.  In my case most people are more of an expert than I am anyway, that’s why I consider peer reviews of the same gun always more valuable.

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    MrAirgun
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    Jeez guys, come on..  Of coarse they would make sure he’s going to have a ‘good’ one.

    That’s not to say it’s anything special as such, but they’re going to make sure the gun is working as well as it ‘should’ be.

    The question you should be asking is not whether Ted gets some miracle gun but..

    Is my gun as good as it could be?

    I said it the other day, anyone with an impact has the proof right there that their own gun should be that good.  If it’s not, get it sorted.

    The way I look at it, it’s done you a favour.  

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    1kshooter
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    could not agree more MrAirgun, and besides with the advertising that Ted does for the various brads of rifles he showcases in his amazing videos …I would expect those companies to be giving him guns and all kinds of free shit! 
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    Hi AirgunBill. I own a .25 Wildcat and with a little modification the rear cheekpiece can be put on for lefty shooters.

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    zebra
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    “sgtskinny”Z,
    I’ve had both guns in .25 cal., Impact and Wildcat, for over a month. Having shot both guns a good bit, I believe the Impact is marginally more accurate. Keep in mind there’s no love lost between myself and the Impact because I absolutely lost my enthusiasm and excitement for it, so its not a matter psychological or financial influence that has me leaning toward the Impact just because I spent more money on it.  Its not remarkably more accurate, its very close, in fact its quite possible that someone else with samples of both guns could find the Wildcat to be slightly more accurate. Theoretically they both should perform equally, but each gun is an individual with its own character flaws, a universal truth associated with mass produced anything. Accuracy is huge discriminator for me, if something wont group well off sandbags and a bench, I don’t need it.  Both guns shoot very well, now that I have them I don’t want to get rid of either, but had I got the Wildcat first, I probably wouldn’t have the Impact.
    If you don’t plan on purchasing at least one additional caliber kit for the Impact, I would lean toward the Wildcat. While it doesn’t have 3 external user adjustments like the Impact (which all basically influence velocity), the hammer spring can be easily adjusted on the Wildcat to acquire desired velocity. Out of the box with no adjustment, the Wildcat Trigger was nicer. Good luck with the decision.

    
Thanks, that answered my question. 

    I was leaning towards the Wildcat anyway. I wanted something lighter and I prefer how it looks. Plus, I have no interest in switching calibers beyond a mild curiosity to try out the .30 barrel. I use 25 cal for everything these days. 

    It seems like there is little point in using anyone else’s experience or reviews to gauge how accurate an air gun is. There is just too much variation between units. Six sigma completely bypassed the air gun industry. 

    For those who who think that Ted bought his gun from AOA just like you, watch his review again. He states “I pleaded with FX to give me this moderator instead (of the stock one)”. This means he was in direct communication with FX and that they sent across an Impact just for him, with the knowledge that he would review it. What that means, judge for yourselves. My money would be on Ted getting a more accurate Impact with less problems than the one I would get based on the luck I’ve had with high end air guns….

     

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    Monkyshine
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    How about Airarms Sa video. He does nice job. Still not letting go of my Bobcat.25 though.

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