Date: 28/2/2024 5:25

FX Wildcat MKIII Reviews

FX Wildcat MKIII Compact Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock

Average Customer Review

Rating 4.54.5 (11 reviews)
3 star
2 star

Create an online review   and share your thoughts with other customers

The most helpful favorable review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By Peter from USA on 2020-06-29 16:35:44

Things I liked:

You can swing this thing around like a pistol, and it's accurate as can be. It's not loud. you can cock it by sneezing in the direction of the lever. I don't have words for the trigger, and you don't have the attention span to *squirrel!* read any more of this anyway. Buy this gun if it's in stock.

Things I would have changed:

I would change the descriptions on the Hatsan .45 bully and the Benjamin .35 bulldog so they both tell you to buy this gun instead.

What others should know:

the fitment of the magazines in this gun makes Hatsan's version on the sortie ('s magazine), and Benajmin's implementation on the marauder, look like an absolute joke. Buy this instead. I like it so much I'd recommend THIS airgun, with its manual cocking, OVER the Semiautomatic Action on the sortie. It's seriously worth it.

The most helpful critical review

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

By JohnnyO from USA on 2020-12-12 17:04:24

Things I liked:

Cant say as I cant use it!!! Oh hold on, the packaging it came in was good quality heavy duty cardboard.....

Things I would have changed:

Quality control at FX or at least supply eye glasses to the QC group!!!

What others should know:

Totally disappointed with this unit. Waited for a long time to get it as it was on back order and it arrived today and sits idle as it cannot be used. 1. O-ring sticking out of the barrel in PLAIN SIGHT with silicone grease oozing out and all over the stock. 2. Mag CANNOT be inserted into the mag slot. Not enough room. Appears that the breach? Is protruding too far back into the mag slot. 3. Looks to me like this is a returned unit? How in Gods name could this have got through FXs quality control is beyond me. O-Ring sticking out, like I said, in plain sight and how was it test fired at all when you cannot insert a mag!!!!!???? Tried contacting customer service but of course they are closed and you are stuck with a BOT that only serves to annoy one even more.

Sort by:
Filer by:
  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    'Have had this Wildcat Compact .22 for about 90 days now and absolutely LOVE it! I'm a lifelong squirrel hunter, and it's the best PCP of the 5 I've hunted with, by far. With the reg set up a bit to 125 BAR and using JMB 18.13's, accuracy is amazing - far better than I can hold, and it hits hard. My first time hunting with it included a 45 yard head shot, pretty impressive for me. I've added sling studs and a good sling, and carried it again most of the day yesterday in our N PA hills; really comfortable. I use a DonnyL suppressor on it, and although it wasn't loud out of the box, that really helps prevent spooking game. Even with the DonnyL it rides just even with my shoulder so it doesn't catch on brush like longer rifles (like the standard-length Avenger with suppressor, for one!)

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish it had a "standard" quick connect fill connector instead of yet another fill probe to keep track of. It'd also be nice if it came with sling studs already installed.

    What others should know:

    Wish extra mags weren't so hard to get... Buy one, you'll like it!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This Air gun is short, lite, accurate and able to adjust in power to meet the needs of your shooting environment or objectives. Using the right suppression device along with a good scope, you have a winner right out of the box barring possible factory quality controls. I have had exceptional results once working out the issue I encountered. This is my second FX and is not my number one toy when it comes to short range (15 30 yards) Pestation (not sure if that is a word) projects. I am sure it can reach out to much further but, I like it quiet and 100 bar on the reg gets 24-26 FPE.

    Things I would have changed:

    The only concern I will call out is the quality control. Had I not read the user guide, I could have damaged the unit within the first day of ownership. Other than the fore mentioned there is nothing else to change. If you want better, you can go with the Sniper for range or the BT for shot count and more FPE. I think quality validation is an area that need to be worked on. I don't think I am the first person to encounter having a good air gun with a QA check missed

    What others should know:

    There is not match made in heaven without something or someone trying to disrupt perfection. After cleaning and firing my first 2 pellets, I realized something was very wrong. My regulator Pressure jump to 200 bar. The air gun was suffering to put a pellet through the barrel. Initially I felt I had a lemon and I needed to send this product back immediately. Instead, I pulled out the owners manual and read through it a couple of times. What I found was that the Reg pressure basically should stay around 150 maximum. So, my thinking was that someone tuned the air gun, but Reg was not completely settled. I was able to confirm this when I readjusted the regulator to get it where I wanted it. I am a urban shooter so, I like to keep my regulator around 100 aiding the in the quieting effect. So, Problem solved. I am now a happy owner of a FX Wildcat MK3 and able to love it. Please read the user guide before taking the air gun for a spin. Yeah I should have known but boys with new toys LOL

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This one came with the barrel installed ..i also ordered a sniper fx wildcat the barrel was not installed

    What others should know:

    When ordering inquire that it will come al together

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Cant say as I cant use it!!! Oh hold on, the packaging it came in was good quality heavy duty cardboard.....

    Things I would have changed:

    Quality control at FX or at least supply eye glasses to the QC group!!!

    What others should know:

    Totally disappointed with this unit. Waited for a long time to get it as it was on back order and it arrived today and sits idle as it cannot be used. 1. O-ring sticking out of the barrel in PLAIN SIGHT with silicone grease oozing out and all over the stock. 2. Mag CANNOT be inserted into the mag slot. Not enough room. Appears that the breach? Is protruding too far back into the mag slot. 3. Looks to me like this is a returned unit? How in Gods name could this have got through FXs quality control is beyond me. O-Ring sticking out, like I said, in plain sight and how was it test fired at all when you cannot insert a mag!!!!!???? Tried contacting customer service but of course they are closed and you are stuck with a BOT that only serves to annoy one even more.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Shoulders nicely and trigger feels great. Not too pellet picky and the barrel loves NSA mid to light weight slugs. Great accuracy. Kinda wish I would have got the Sniper version in .30 caliber though. I changed out the plenum for a 1.2 size bigger, results are great for power.

    Things I would have changed:

    NOTHING!!

    What others should know:

    Get or have a chrony so you can really tune it in for accuracy and power you want depending on the ammo you use.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Weight, size, easy to shoulder. Quality of materials, and over all great finish on metal parts. Accuracy is outstanding. Shot after shot. Mine is a .30 cal. Very hard hitting. 100 yd. shots are easy, accurate, and quarter size groupings with a Hawke scope.

    Things I would have changed:

    Should include 2 magazines. On delivery, my barrel was set too far back into Mag. chamber, impossible to insert magazine. Patrick S. from Pyramyd Air, responded Very quickly to my problem. Had me move barrel forward very slightly so Mag can be inserted properly. This should have been a factory inspection item.

    What others should know:

    Twice now the Hex screws have loosened on the cocking lever rod. Left side of rifle. Prohibits you from cocking rifle. If not careful, and moving lever, you can cause more than one pellet to enter barrel accidentally, until you actually see what has happened. You cannot remove magazine from the action until the 2 hex screws are tightened on the slide mount (B31 parts manual) back in their original position. You now can remove Mag. Be sure to check barrel is clear of pellets with a cleaning rod. If l experience another loosening of the two hex screws, I plan to use Locktite Blue, to keep them seated tightly. I purchased a Donny FL TANTO moderator for this rifle. Very quiet rifle now.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Light, accuracy on point, power there when you need it and shoots slugs well.

    Things I would have changed:

    should come with 2 magazines and pic for bi pod.

    What others should know:

    Looking back on it I would have purchased the .30 in the sniper version.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Super light and super accurate. Awesome little gun.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    light wight, smooth cocking lever, great accuracy and power. I got it in the .30. Oh yeah, the magazine fits slugs too.

    Things I would have changed:

    It should have a valve adjustment too like the impact.

    What others should know:

    Go ahead and get the. 30 sniper version. you'll get more power and accuracy.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    light weight, accurate as hell, smooth cocking, magazine fits slugs, power wheel and hammer adjustments work well together to improve power.

    Things I would have changed:

    put a adjustable valve on it like the Impact has

    What others should know:

    Go ahead and get the sniper version for extra power and accuracy, it only $99.00 more.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    You can swing this thing around like a pistol, and it's accurate as can be. It's not loud. you can cock it by sneezing in the direction of the lever. I don't have words for the trigger, and you don't have the attention span to *squirrel!* read any more of this anyway. Buy this gun if it's in stock.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would change the descriptions on the Hatsan .45 bully and the Benjamin .35 bulldog so they both tell you to buy this gun instead.

    What others should know:

    the fitment of the magazines in this gun makes Hatsan's version on the sortie ('s magazine), and Benajmin's implementation on the marauder, look like an absolute joke. Buy this instead. I like it so much I'd recommend THIS airgun, with its manual cocking, OVER the Semiautomatic Action on the sortie. It's seriously worth it.

Buy With Confidence

Get FREE shipping on qualifying orders! Any order $150+ with a shipping address in the contiguous US will receive the option for free ground shipping on items sold & shipped by Pyramyd AIR during checkout. Certain restrictions apply.

Free shipping may not be combined with a coupon unless stated otherwise.

View Shipping Info

Want More?

Join Our Email List for News and Deals!

Join the Pyramyd AIR mailing list: Our e-mails are filled with new products, deals, sneak peeks, tips and tricks, contests and more - sign up today!

Text JOIN to 91256 and get $10 OFF Your Next $50+ Order!

* By providing your number above, you agree to receive recurring autodialed marketing text msgs (e.g. cart reminders) to the mobile number used at opt-in from Pyramyd AIR on 91256. Reply with birthday MM/DD/YYYY to verify legal age of 18+ in order to receive texts. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Msg frequency may vary. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel. See Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy.