Vulcan 25 vz wildcat 25: which one ?!!

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    james.dean
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    Hi guys,

    Well… The title says it all !!! ^^ as both guns would suit my general requirements, the 2 only criterias that will be decisive are:
    – long range accuracy and constistancy,
    – Reliability of the product.
    I know they are quite New on the market, still, I’ve read only good or excellent reviews about the vulcan and few dissapointing ones about the wildcat..
    So… Which one Would you choose and why please ?? =)
    Owners, don’t hesitate writting about pros AND cons of your beloved rifle =)

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    FVA
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    I’m sure both are fine rifles. 
    I can tell you  things I like about my .25 Vulcan.
    The long range accuracy is very good with both weights of  .25 JSB’s and Benjamin Domes.
    The trigger is very good and adjustable.
    It is a very well built and solid feeling rifle.
    I like the magazine. Both how it is inserted and how the pellets are protected well and you never have to index it.
    I like it’s short length.
    I am approaching a 1000 pellets through mine without issue.
    The LH mid mount cocking/loading is nice though not as slick as a side lever,IMO.
    No regrets here.

    Cons?
    It has a springer type sound at firing I haven’t experienced from other PCP’s.
    Easy for me to over look and heard more by the shooter then by standers but that is one.
    Not too many others IMO.
    All in all one of my most satisfying PCP buys. 

     

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    james.dean
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    Thanks for sharing mate =)
    I’m also asking because… For a reason I ignore, I’ve always been reluctant towards the SM barrels.. Even if they’ve made their prooves etc etc…

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    FVA
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    I have a FX 400 and had a Elite in .25 with smooth twists.  Also a Daystate Huntsman and Air Ranger, Edgun, Cricket,Air Force off the top of my head.
    I find the smooth twists to be very accurate and perhaps less prone to spiral pellets.
    IME, all the barrels on my guns shoot JSB’s best with Benjamin domes right there.  Other pellets not so much.  Never saw a pellet finicky issue with smooth twists that my LW and CZ barreled guns didn’t exhibit as well.
    I am interested in if there is a substantial B.C. difference with same pellet/fps. between the two barrel types as I have seen some evidence presented.
    YMMV.

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    arod2000
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    I don’t think you’ll go wrong with either, I’d love to have both but only own the Wildcat. Like you, my final decision was between these two models.. Some factors in my decision were the companies – FX is a bigger and more established company and they do have a much larger product line, which equals more experience to me. Regardless, they’re both relatively small companies. The bolt on the Vulcan seems very basic and simple. I had a similar style bolt action on a FX Whisper and I didn’t care for it. I like the finishes on the WC better too. 

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    Gundog
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    I had a Wildcat .25 and sold it I wish I could have kept it and added another gun but that is too much money to just sit for me. I liked everything about my Wildcat except the way it fit me. I have never seen a Vulcan other than in pictures I like the look of the Wildcat better I don’t like the short stubby look of the Vulcan or the .22 Wildcat. My Wildcat was very quiet and just a very good quality gun. I see myself buying another FX product in the future. The one down side I did not like about the Wildcat was that it needed a wider breach opening to shoot some of the longer pellets. I bought a pellet sampler pack and 4 different pellets did not fit the gun because they were too long if they had machined the breach .050″ wider they would have all fit. The Wildcat also did not like several of the pellets in the sampler pack to the point of not stabilizing the pellets at all and 5 out of 8 shots at 30 yards did not even hit a 16″ target. JSB 25.39 Gr pellets would basically shoot one ragged hole at 30 yards.

    Mike

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    james.dean
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    Thanks guys for sharing your experience =)
    And yes Mike, SM barrels are pellet fussy as they were MADE to shoot jsb’s I would not bother trying hundreds of pellets, I’d just go straight to jsb if I buy an Fx ;)
    And I forgot to mention, by long range I mean 100 yards and more (up to approx 180)

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    FVA
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    “Gundog” The one down side I did not like about the Wildcat was that it needed a wider breach opening to shoot some of the longer pellets. I bought a pellet sampler pack and 4 different pellets did not fit the gun because they were too long

    Mike

    What pellets didn’t fit?

     

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    FukoChan
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    I like the wildcat better because i can’t stand the stubby look of the vulcan and .22 caliber wildcat. Currently, I am loving my wildcat with my new Neil LDC attached. Its backyard quiet and has 1 MOA accuracy(1 inch at 100 yards). Vulcan’s price is much higher than the wildcat and I believe that I wouldn’t be happy paying that much for a vulcan. However paying for the cheaper wildcat at 1200$ seems really nice to me. 

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    Gundog
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    FVA here is a post I made about my pellet testing the info you want is in here.

    http://airgunnation.dev/topic/pellet-testing-my-25-wildcat/
     

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    FVA
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    Thanks Gundog.
    I remember that post now an see I even commented in it.
    Have you tried any of the heavy JSB’s?  I’m thinking they might not fit as well.
    If so that would kill any chance for the Wildcat for me.

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    linsfreak
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    Had both kept Vulcan! VULCAN for sure!!!!!

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    james.dean
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    Why linsfreak ?? =)

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    linsfreak
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    james.deanWhy linsfreak ?? =)

    I think Vulcan was quieter first off, and a little more power. Nice scope rail to. The wildcat scope rail was not a good choice, just cheap looking.

    MY OPINION : )

    John

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    Siscakidd
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    ,cheap looking? It’s a nice piece of aluminum ,and the extra length allows me to mount a scope cam and move the scope forward and be able to shoulder the rifle,IMO I thought it was a nice feature,

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    Beau
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    Alright, first off I do not own either of them. I am fairly new to the pcp world. So my opinion may not count for much. After saying that, and after doing enough research on my own. I would choose the Vulcan. My reasoning is, if you want a bull pup, it’s so you can have most of the benefits in a full sized rifle, in the compact form of the bull pup. So why would you get the .25 wildcat when it’s almost the size of a full sized rifle. That would be the main reason for me to go with the Vulcan. Although the price point is worth considering the wildcat. The other reason I would hands down go worth the Vulcan, is the left side bolt lever. The accessibility of running the bolt lever with your non trigger hand is very comfortable, once you get used to it. I have run some firearms systems and this is by far more comfortable. Not taking your eye of target to get that follow up shot for those instances for when you have a bad shot or multiple targets. But I could change my mind and choose the wildcat, if more reports came back telling me the Vulcan was unreliable. Or if reports came back telling me the wildcat was hands down out performing the Vulcan on all levels. But the way I see it right now, they are so close to each other in performance, you can’t really go on this measure alone. After saying this, yes I am currently saving money for the Vulcan. Unless something comes along that blows my socks off, this will be my next rifle.

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    AJ3
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    I own a 25 Vulcan for all the reasons that Beau has listed exactly.  Compact, accurate, sufficient power (48 fpe).  Sure the Wildcat is a great rifle…ruled it out quickly due to the size.  Good luck.

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    Daxx
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    Look at my Avatar.  The Vulcan is the only logical choice.  Anything else is illogical.

    Live long and prosper.

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    NMshooter
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    Obviously, I suppose your rifle is called Spok. LOL

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    james.dean
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    Haha daxx and I’m sûre you’re not lying !! ^^
    Thanks all for your comments…
    So, to sum up, choosing between these two is only a matter of size and appearance as they seem to be almost identical on the performance points…

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