FX Wildcat MKIII L/Hand Synthetic Compact .177
The perfect bullpup just got a massive upgrade! With a whole host of upgrades, such as the upgraded magazine to allow the use of larger capacity magazines. The Wildcat MKIII sees a huge increase to its shots using the FX Side-Shot magazine (the same magazines as found on the FX Crown and FX Dreamline).
The FX Wildcat is a part of airgun royalty. 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 its footsteps.
The FX Wildcat MKIII enhances its legacy as it updates this coveted platform for the modern airgunner. The improvements start inside the Wildcats main block. FX has increased the plenum size and airflow of the rifle while also increasing the valving of the Wildcat. The engineering into the new Wildcat block really pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished with precision CNC engineering from FX Airguns.
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 adjustments using the same dial to the hammer spring. The rear power adjuster has 7 presets for your hammer, but the actual hammer tension can be adjusted more fully higher or lower using an Allen wrench through a hole found on the 8th position of the adjuster. This allows the Wildcat hammer to be fully adjusted in harmony with the AMP regulator to allow for the full range of adjustability found in other FX rifles like the FX Impact & FX Crown. This also allows for shooters to swap calibres quickly and easily (additional barrel kits will be available).
All Wildcat MKIII rifles and barrel kits will ship with FXs recently released new Superior STX Barrel Liners. The liners are housed in the STX Interchangeable barrel liner system that allows users to switch to the Superior STX Heavy liner if they want to shoot heavier slugs.
The other features of the Wildcat remain intact. The externally adjustable AMP regulator, two-stage adjustable trigger (easily one of the best triggers found on any bullpup), and the smooth side cocking lever perfectly positioned above the trigger.
The Wildcat MKIII comes in two configurations, The Wildcat MKIII Compact with its 500mm barrel in calibres .177 thru .30; and the Wildcat MKIII Sniper that houses a larger 300cc air cylinder and a 700mm barrel in calibres .22 thru .30. All rifles are ordered in a synthetic stock with shrouded barrels that are moderator ready with UNF threading (Moderator sold separately).
|Barrel||Superior Smooth Twist X|
|Magazine||21 rd in .177 cal
18 rd in .22 cal
|Fill Pressure||230 BAR|
|Shots Per Fill||200 shots in .177
250 shots in .22
|Muzzle Energy||.177 up to 12 ft/lbs
.22 up to 12 ft/lbs
DELIVERY & RETURNS
For simplicity, Sportsman Gun Centre's delivery charges are based on a flat rate, so you'll pay the same low price for delivery no matter how much your order contains or weighs.
|STANDARD UK GUN DELIVERY||£14.99|
|NEXT DAY UK||£14.99|
Please note delivery cost will be added to your order once your delivery country has been entered. Standard delivery to England, Scotland and Wales (excluding channel islands) is £7.99. Express Next Day delivery is only £14.99. Heavy goods like Extra Large Gun Safes can result in a delivery charge in excess of £70 depending on your location. For delivery to countries outside the UK delivery costs will be displayed once your country has been chosen at the address stage of the checkout process.
The Sportsman Gun Centre can only deliver goods to you in an approximate period. We will always endeavour to dispatch your items within 48 hours however product availability can vary. All goods will be sent to the address given by you which can be seen in your order confirmation email. We aim to get your goods to you within 2-3 working days but some products have specific delivery requirement which may extend delivery timescales. Please see individual product pages for more information.
If for some reason parcels are required to be redirected then an additional charge might be levied (where applicable). Also if goods are refused or not called for a charge might also be incurred. This list is not a full and exhaustive list and other reasons may apply. For further information when resolving delivery issues please call 01392 354854
Please note that your goods may be sent to you in instalments as availability of products can vary. For example certain products have specific delivery requirements which are explained below.
These are items that we stock in one of our 3 SGC Shooting Superstores and orders for these items will take 2-3 days to arrive. If you would like to purchase the item in person then please call ahead to make sure the store you're travelling to has it in stock (Our main distribution warehouse is located at the Exeter branch).
Direct Shipment Items
These products are dispatched direct from the manufacturer on behalf of Sportsman Gun Centre. In most cases they will arrive separately to any other items you have ordered. Please see the individual product pages for specific delivery estimates as each manufacturer will use a different courier. If you need to return or exchange your product please return the items to Sportsman Gun Centre's Exeter branch. For more information please call 01392 354 854.
Collection Only Items
These items normally require Identification (Passport) or a Firearms / Shotgun Certificate before they are handed over. Shotguns, Rifles, Airguns and Moderators are usually good examples. When purchasing a 'collection only' item you are in effect paying a deposit for your goods. In all instances you can choose to collect your item from one of our stores (Exeter, Dorset or Newport) or from a 3rd party gun dealer. The latter may be at an additional cost to yourself.
PLEASE CALL THE RELEVANT STORE OR THE 3RD PARTY GUN DEALER TO MAKE SURE YOUR ITEM HAS ARRIVED BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO COLLECT YOUR ORDER.
Special Order Items
These are products which aren't always kept in stock or are tailor made. Special Order Items can have extended delivery timescales so for more information please see the individual product pages for specific delivery estimates.
Pre-Order/Back Order Items
These are usually items that are going to be out of stock for a number of weeks or are in short supply. By purchasing a Pre-Order or Back Ordering an Item you are in effect paying a deposit for your goods. As soon as the item is back in stock yours will be dispatched within 24 hours where possible. Please see individual product pages for the current delivery estimates and back in stock dates. On rare occasions these dates can be changed by the manufacturers, so we recommend staying in contact with our Exeter branch once a month depending on the product lead time. Tel: 01392 354854
In addition to the above information If your delivery address is outside of the UK you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Any such additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. You should note that customs policies vary widely from country to country. The Sportsman Gun Centre advises each customer to contact their local customs office for further information if they are in any way unsure of local duties or liabilities. Cross border shipments are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities which means some packages maybe opened and re-sealed.
Refunds & Returns
The Goods in question must be returned to us unopened within 14 days of your cancellation notice and must be received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you, unopened and sealed in their original packaging in a condition suitable for re-sale. Unless the Goods are faulty We shall be entitled to recover any direct costs of having to recover the Goods from you and may set such costs off against the amount to be re-credited to you.
All returned goods should carry a copy of the original invoice and a completed returns slip. We recommend you keep a copy of these for your own records. The goods should be packaged to a satisfactory standard in a safe and relevant manner. Our return address should be clearly shown on the front of the parcel which is as follows:
RETURNS, Sportsman Gun Centre, 19 Apple Lane, Trade City, Exeter, EX2 5GL.
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Airguns Sub 12 FT/LB
What we call an airgun in everyday language is known in law as a ‘low powered air weapon’. That basically means an air rifle capable of less than 12ft lbs in energy, or an air pistol of less than 6ft lbs in energy. An airgun may be powered by a spring and piston, a reservoir of compressed air or compressed CO2.
You can buy, own and use an airgun without needing a certificate. Except Scotland where you are required to have a valid Air Weapon Certificate. Air Weapon Certificates can be obtained through an application to your local police force. More details can be found at www.scotland.police.uk.
If you have ever been sentenced to more than three months’ imprisonment, you are automatically banned from owning an airgun for five years; a sentence over three years means a lifetime ban.
There are age restrictions on who can buy an airgun, you must be over the age of 18 and be able to prove this at the point of purchase.
Below the age of 14, you can only use an airgun under the supervision of someone over 21 and only on private land. You cannot own or receive an airgun as a gift until you are 18.
Over the age of 14 you can use an airgun with permissions on private land and without supervision. Pellets and ammunition must never travel past the boundary of the private property on which you are shooting.
The law requires you to take ‘reasonable precautions’ to keep your airgun out of the hands of anyone under 18. If there are under-18s living in the house, or if children come to visit, you will need to make sure your airgun is locked away.
You can only shoot an airgun (or any other gun) on private land, and when you have permission (from the landowner, farmer etc) to do so. If you have an airgun in a public place you must have a ‘reasonable excuse’, such as travelling to or from a shoot, and it should be in a gun cover, unloaded and uncocked.