The NEW FX Wildcat MKIII

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    In an unprecedented move from an airgun manufacturer, we are proud to both announce AND have available for immediate purchase, the new FX Wildcat MKIII.

    The FX Wildcat is part of airgun royalty and considered the perfect bullpup; a rifle that was compact before compact became a buzzword in airguns. A perfectly balanced and ergonomically designed bullpup that defined the generation of bullpups that have followed in the footsteps of the original Wildcat. Now – with massive upgrades to better suit the modern airgunner, we are proud to introduce the FX Wildcat MKIII.

    The improvements start inside the Wildcat’s main block. Using cutting edge engineering, FX has really pushed the boundaries of what can be accomplished with modern precision CNC machines. FX Airguns increased the plenum size and air flow of the Wildcat while also increasing the valving. The result of these changes to the airgun block give more flexibility, power and efficiency needed for shooters wanting greater versatility as well as the ability to projectiles other than pellets.

    Power adjustments to the Wildcat MKIII are built around the new Rear Power Adjuster. This power adjuster is a breakthrough as it allows for both micro and macro power adjustments to the hammer spring. The rear power adjuster has 7 presets for the hammer, but the actual hammer tension can be adjusted more fully higher or lower using an Allen wrench through a hole found in the 8th position of the adjuster. This allows the Wildcat hammer to be fully adjusted in harmony with the externally adjustable AMP regulator. The Wildcat MKIII is a fully adjustable rifle that also now allows the ability to swap calibers and barrels quickly and easily much like the other modern FX rifles.

    The Wildcat MKIII has also upgraded its magazine to allow the use of larger capacity magazines. The Wildcat now uses the standard Side-Shot magazine (as used on the FX Crown and FX Dreamline) to more than double its shot count over the MKII magazine.

    The Wildcat MKIII comes in two variations: the Wildcat MKIII Compact and the Wildcat MKIII Sniper. The Compact has a 500mm barrel and a total overall length of just 26.75" (680mm). The Sniper, available in calibers .22 – .30, has the longer 700mm barrel, better suited for longer ranges, hybrid slugs and airgun slugs.

    Lastly, all Wildcat MKIIIs, will ship with the new FX Superior STX barrel liner. This barrel liner is a great leap forward in the Smooth Twist X barrel technology because it allows for a higher precision for both pellets and hybrid slugs.

    For FX dealers found within the USA, the Wildcat MKIII will have as standard an upgraded picatinny scope rail (available in other regions as an upgrade option over the standard dovetail rail).

    Contact your local FX Dealer for pricing and availability. FX dealers in the USA have the Wildcat MKIII in stock. Other regions either have the Wildcat MKIII in stock or will have it soon.

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    Peskadot671
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    A couple questions…

    Does the picatinny scope rail have MOA built into it?  Would users need to add thread locker on the hammer spring adjuster so velocity doesn't change?  Good thing on it accepting Side-Shot magazines.

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

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    sonny
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    another sweet piece of equipment by FX πŸ‘

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    Peskadot671

    A couple questions…

    Does the picatinny scope rail have MOA built into it?  Would users need to add thread locker on the hammer spring adjuster so velocity doesn't change?  Good thing on it accepting Side-Shot magazines.

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

    No need to use thread locker as there is a plastic/rubber piece holding it in place. No MOA built in the rail.

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    Peskadot671

    A couple questions…

    Does the picatinny scope rail have MOA built into it?  Would users need to add thread locker on the hammer spring adjuster so velocity doesn't change?  Good thing on it accepting Side-Shot magazines.

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

    No need to use thread locker as there is a plastic/rubber piece holding it in place. No MOA built in the rail.

    Thanks 

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    goodoldbvc
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    This is why I get pissed when people talk smack on FX.  Their R&D is well funded and they obviously invest their profits into further innovating and creating new products that the customers want.  No other manufacturer out there is doing what FX is doing on this scale.  No one else comes close it seems to me [I'm talking big shop- like air arms, weihrauch, bsa, ataman],  With the exception of Brocock/Daystate, the other european gunmakers don't seem interested in adapting to the wants and need of the US market.  The only fault I see with FX is giving us too many quality products to choose from and making us part with our happy bucks to buy them.

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Well????

    I have the WC Mk1 in .25 cal. and the WC Mk2 in .30 cal. Why not the WC MK3 in .177  cal.?

    …Walnut or Laminate stock, of course.

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    glr59
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    Is FX aware there are lefties that like to shoot airguns??  

     

    Jerry L. 

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    harrymoreland
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    Is there a left handed version coming?

    Will there be a 600mm 300cc version?

    How low can it go, (power, ftlbs) for indoor work?

    I would say you have another winner on your hands.

     

     

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    clgraham82
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    Why are the .177 and .30 a preorder…on a new product?

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    jbravo103
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    glr59

    Is FX aware there are lefties that like to shoot airguns??  

     

    Jerry L. 

    +1

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    douger
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    NICE  25 cal looks like lower shot count 

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    harrymoreland
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    all together now (lefties).

    I am a one in ten

    a number on a list,

    I am a one in ten

     even though I don't exist

    nobody knows me

    but I'am always there

    a statistic a reminder

    of a world that doesn't care. (lyric's by UB40).

    Lefties of the world rise up

     

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    clgraham82

    Why are the .177 and .30 a preorder…on a new product?

    .30 cal didn't make it for the initial shipment of Wildcat MKIIIs, but are do to arrive stateside next week.

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    harrymoreland
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    I am looking at the left side of the MK111, and wondering if the cut out for the reg gauge is directly opposite the mag, this may indicate, an ability to swap around, for a left handed version.

    Or it may indicate wishful thinking (and bad eyes/logic) on my part.

    come on John , put us lefties in the pictureπŸ’”πŸ˜‘or πŸ’–πŸ˜.

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    JoeWillie
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    Great improvements and the original appealing style and ergonomics have been maintained! The barrel length however??? the 500 is a bit to short and the 700 a bit to long ( almost awkward looking, IMHO) Now a 600mm barrel would be just RIGHT! 

      Keep the innovations coming, as FX pushes the envelope and shows us all the possibilities!

     

    Joe

    😎

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    intenseaty22
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    Frankly I prefer the original no frills dead simple magazine system. Otherwise it looks like great improvements to the platform. Very interested to see how the .177 performs. 

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    harrymoreland
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    Minor point, In the above specs it states, the "optics rail" as "dovetail".

    Will the .22 compact give 60 shots at 40ftlb?, if so great,  if not then if I may I shall use an analogy, to explain my gripe.

     In motor car adverts we get top speed and MPG, but for MPG we get, " MPG at a constant 56mph" ect,  it may be more honest if you stated max shots at a certain power level, rather that just max power and max shots.

    ps, it also states fill pressure as 230bar, I have watched another (excellent) review, where it was reported that the fill pressure had increased to 250bar.

     

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    Stolencopy90
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    Will this rifle in .30 cal be able to push a 47.2 grain slug with enough fps (900) for proper expansion?

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    harrymoreland
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    Me again, I thinking I am not making any friends here, however.

    Compact, 500mm barrel, overall length 26.75 inch 

    Sniper , 700mm barrel, overall length 37.75

    that is 11 inch's longer overall for only 7.87 inch (200mm) extra barrel.

    Is that an extra 3" of shroud on the Sniper, if so that seem the reverse of what I would expect.

    Are these figure correct, or has something been lost in translation

    I fear I am setting myself up for a slap down.

     

    Still a very nice Rifle though.

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