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R10 Or Fx Wildcat?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Roger65, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Roger65

    Roger65 Engaging Member

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    Out of the R10 super carbine & the Fx wildcat (both .22) which ones best for hunting?
     
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    Personally I would now go R10, purely as a lefty I cannot get as nice a cheek weld that I can on a R10. In terms of ability there's nothing in it....depends if you want bullpup or a more traditional look. Both have a high shot count.
     
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    I have a R10 but just love the look of the wildcat, although I’ve never even touched one. Also like the cocking lever.
     
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    Ive had both, loved the concept of the wildcat but like Tim, its awkward to get a consistent cheek weld, a normal rifle is much more comfortable. Saying that ive had two r10's and whilst probably one of the comfiest rifles ive had, they were both pants. You couldnt give me another but thats just hit and miss. The guys who have good ones love them. Just to add too, one of mine had been huma regged and tuned. Not sure how good the lad who tuned it actually was though. Would have a wildcat over an r10. Nice little rifles.

    Rapids and hw100's all the way for me now. Though i would have have an fx impact in a heartbeat!
     
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    FX Crown?
     
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    I often take my R10 & Wildcat to various permissions.

    Both rigs will do the business.

    The Wildcat is great for sitting in hides or woods walking.
     
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    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    Depends wjatnfor and what suits your and your style. Very hard question to answer.
    Owned both and I like the Wildcat bit it won’t be for everyone. I used to use a Wildcat for my perm and barn work, handy little thing, big shot count and compact. That’s what I’d have from the two
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I’m sure both would be great, but I can personally vouch for the R10 - great rifles providing you get a good one of course....
     
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    Sold my wildcat after 6 weeks we didn't get on having said that it was nice handling rifle
     
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    I'v had both my first R10 was not to bad but sold that and had a wildcat, missed the R10 so had a second one had a JB tune on it and will keep this one, but the wildcat i sold on just not for me .
     
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    Yes, all day long over the other two...as hw100's and rapid are. For me anyway.
     
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    I have not tried a crown but would like to some time. Im not sure about the whole FX hype, smooth twist, barrel liners etc. I am however ripe for such education and experience :)
     
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    Sub 12ft lb and all the adjustments are a tad wasted. The barrel systems are awesome in fac - I haven't heard of a bad one, but the sub 12 are very hit and miss...although the later ones seem to be a lot better now they have changed the reg. my .177 barrel is actually a LW, the .22 is the Fx barrel - both are accurate now. The stock is the main reason I persevered with it, it's lovely.

    I'm often in Maidenhead, so if you are close to there we could meet at richings.....

    Thanks
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    I have both the R10 and the Wildcat. The accuracy of the R10 is excellent thanks to XTX but walnut stock is too nice to risk in a hunting context so it sits indoors. It is, for me, too heavy and cumbersome and precious but would probably be my choice in a benchrest situation. My FX Wildcat is also laser accurate (I let it down occasionally) and can be carried easily for long periods. Being synthetic I can put it down on the ground without getting uptight about it. Horses for courses.

    Edit: My R10 is not a carbine model. I failed to read the original post correctly.
     
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    I have had two R10,s but next will be a Wildcat
     
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    I have both and they are both great rifles in their own way. For hunting I’d say the Wildcat takes it for the sheer lightweight and pointability of it. If you struggle for a good cheek weld use an MTC Viper Connect which sits aginst your eyebrow and gives you a really solid hold to shoot from. I use mine mainly for hide shooting and night use with a Yukon Photon, so to switch between the two scopes I fitted a picatinny rail to it. The Photon is quite heavy with range finder and IR light attached so the lightness of the Fx helps a lot. You really have to get to grips with both to see how they feel to you, as obviously it’s a very personal thing
     
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    I like the wildcat . not got the R10 .. but as always .. would sooner take kozzie out , specially as you can buy 2 for the price of one Wildcat
     
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    Ive had both, I agree with the cheek thing with the wildcat, It was super pellet fussy and I never felt comfortable shooting it, perhaps thats years of rifles !
    I had some poor r10's though, and thought you couldn't buy a good one, until I stumbled on a used one locally, its simply like a laser, super accurate and Im well happy.

    Id say take your pick as both can be good and each has their own merits, but there like chalk n cheese, so think about where and what your useing them for

    Chris
     
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    Marky-Boy Just The Two + 1

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    Always one

    HW100
     
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    My mate has both
    He would pick the R10 but his is .177 so he doesn’t miss much
    His laminate wildcat .22 looks cool weighs a tonne and needed some fettling from new but hits hard and sounds great
    Decisions decisions
     

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