FX has been late to the bullpup market. A few years back they released the FX Bobcat, but even company owners were hesitant to call that rifle a true bullpup rifle. Boy have things changed.
FX Wildcat Specifications:
.22 FX Wildcat
Barrel Length – 19.7″
Overall Length – 29.9″
Weight – 6.1 lbs
Power ~ 30fpe
Airtube – 230cc
Shot count – 70+
Capable of producing over SEVENTY 30pfe+ shots on a single fill, the FX Wild cat is proving to be both a small game hunter’s and target shooter’s dream come true.
Setting a new bar in the Bullpup market
The FX Wildcat has upended the Bullpup market. Since it’s release, other popular Bullpups, such as the KalibrGun Cricket BullPup have seen their prices slashed in an effort to remain competitive. I believe the FX Wildcat will also force Bullpup kit manufacturers for the Benjamin Marauder and Hatsan AT44 lines to likewise slash their prices in order to remain a viable option for the bullpup hungry market. To just toss some numbers out using pricing current as of June 2015:
Marauder Bullpup Kit Build Cost
.25 Marauder Gen 2 Synthetic – $550
MDRL Marauder Bullpup Kit – $465
Regulator – $125
Total Cost: $1140
Currently priced at $1299, the FX Wildcat becomes a very attractive option in a very shallow pool of competitors for the serious bullpup enthusiast.