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Fx Wildcat Mk2 Or Mk3?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bunyip, May 31, 2020.

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  1. Bunyip

    Bunyip Posting Addict

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    I was going to get a wildcat mk2 until I realised the mk3 will be available shortly,I won't be changing barrels or use the power adjuster as it's sub 12ft/lbs,apart from the bigger mag is it worth spending the extra money?I know it's nice to have the latest version but I'm struggling to justify it,comments or advice would be appreciated.☺☺
     
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    If it were me I'd get a good mk1 or mk2. I honestly don't see the point of the mk3 in sub 12. I personally don't like the bigger mags. The 8 shot mag on the mk1 and mk2 are spot on. I liked the wildcats I've had but all have had little issues. High mounts were necessary to get a good eye/scope position. This put the sight line 3 inches above the barrel. So mk1 or mk2 for me. I've just seen a mk1 up at £525, sold straight away. Mk2s can be had from 650 up over. One on another forum at 750 at the mo.
     
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    Mk1 for me anything between 450 to 600 I'd look at spending then what you save look at a good quality scope

    Reason I say mk1 is the mk2 twist x barrel has no advantage over the original smooth twist to what I've found in sub 12flbs also the reg changes don't do it for me not when I'm getting consistency like I am doing see pic

    The Mk3 certainly has no appeal to me the mags are completely not what I want on a rifle the reg gauge does absolutely nothing for me and again another barrel made for a rifle platform that was not broken plus I don't feel its really not made with the UK market in mind as at sub 12 your not going to benifit from the changes made unless you wanting to get more shots by turning power Down a few flbs
     

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    Like the others, Mk1 or 2 - the mk3 is not lefty friendly with the big ole mag poking out the side.
     
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    Buy both.
    The thing is you'll get a mk2 and after a while you will hanker after a mk3.....
    Or you buy a mk3 and wish you had got a mk1 or 2.... :p:p:p
    Just sell the one you don't want after!
    I have a mk1 and has been an excellent bit of kit...
     
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    Never seen any wildcat for less than 750
     
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    Mk1’s have been £600 for a while and now probably between 450 and 550
     
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    My mk2 is a great piece of kit. 8 shot mag is fine by me. I don’t use it for ratting so I would rarely go through a mag that fast. The large capacity mag looks ugly and bulky, on a rifle that is all about smooth lines. I could justify paying out for a new wildcat when the one I have is absolutely sublime.
     
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    Yep, love my mk2 Cat. It's just perfect.

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    Ive seen a few also bought one too and its the one I've kept it's best wildcat I've owned too
     
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    The new mags have put me off my very hypothetical purchase of a Wildcat.

    I like the cast Wiehrauch style mags. It was the reason why when I first started to look at PCP's that I looked at the HW110 - cast mag and 10 shots.

    The big mags put me off the Crown too.

    It's an airgun, why do you need more than ten shots from very delicate and expensive magazines? Then again I suppose if you can afford a brand new Mk3 or Crown then £60-ish on a magazine (I think that is about right) is a mere bagatelle.

    You watch those Swedes bring one out in a tasteful coloured laminate stock now.

    (Saying all that FX seems like a great company and very customer focused. Great bunch of peeps.)
     
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    Appreciate everyone's reply's,the bigger mag on the mk3 does look completely out of place to me,kind of an after thought and i won't be ratting anyway,a mk2 and a couple of spare Mags seems the way to go,as I can't visit a dealer at the mo I can see a lot of mindchanging over the next couple of weeks!I'll let you know☺ Thanks again
     
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    As jiggy says, a good mk1 will do you. I think the mk2s have an improved trigger over the mk1 and a newer reg. I couldn’t tell the difference in triggers between them to be honest. And they’re both a pain to set up differently to standard. But, they are a nice trigger. The 8 shot mags are spot on too. Like you say, a couple of spares. If looking for used you can pick them up around £500 give or take, dependant on condition and extras. Probably need a stubby mod to go on the mk2 as the shroud doesn’t do much. The mk1 for me was quiet enough without a mod. Both end up the same, length when a mod is fitted to the mk2. I wouldn’t buy another now as I prefer the Vulcan 2 bullpup but they are nice guns. Enjoy it when you get it.
     
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    You should be band from posting that picture!

    It just makes me want to go behind the shed and fiddle with myself:eek:
     
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    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Mine was £500 with a Hugget and a hard case (MK1) - had her AirFective tuned and invested in a couple of aftermarket mags from the bay of plenty - few teething troubles as they are not as well engineered as you might think but she's pretty much perfect now.
     
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    The eaglevision magazine are an improvement on the standards mags and not terribly expensive. Get some of their alloy mag holders while you are at it...
     
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