By my own admission I am not a great shot, and I believe Fredrik Axelsson has discovered a secret he builds into his air rifles. I’ve shot a number of the FX models and they are so easy to shoot accurately it seems like they have the built in ability to correct the shooter’s shortcomings. That is conjecture on my part, but the facts of the Wildcat are it is a sleek bullpup, side-lever cocking design weighing in at slightly over 6 pounds and sporting a 19.7 inch match winning Smoothtwist barrel, all mounted in a very handsome thumbhole stock. My particular sample came in the gray laminate wood variation and it is impeccably executed, right down to the logo that is laser cut into the forearm. A walnut version or synthetic “soft touch” coating version are also available.
Atop the black anodized receiver sits an 11mm rail for mounting optics. FX sells their own brand of scopes and my sample was the 6-18x44mm unit with illuminated duplex reticle. The scope is also adjustable for parallax via a side turret which can be fitted with a large sidewheel. 30mm FX No-Limits adjustable scope mounts provide independent vertical adjustments for the most precise bore alignment when mounting the scope.
A number of companies produce bullpup designs and the biggest obstacle was coming up with a trigger that wasn’t’ really heavy or gritty because of the extra linkages, etc. necessary to place the action so far behind the trigger. The trigger on the Wildcat was a thing of beauty – crisp, smooth and light. The curved, smooth-faced match trigger is adjustable for length of pull, pull weight and cant. The trigger trips the valve driven by a precision air regulator designed to give consistent shots and deliver a large number …read more