Pre-Orders are Becoming a Way of Life!
To find a high-end air gun in stock is becoming more and more of a miracle. This is because there is no USA manufacturers making them; so that leaves quality foreign manufacturers like Air Arms, Anschutz, Beeman, DayState, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, FX, IZH, RWS, Sam Yang, Sumatra, Walther and Weihrauch (Y-Rock).
Something a lot of people don’t know is that practically all of the countries in the world have power restrictions of approximately 12 foot pounds… about enough power to put a pellet through a piece of cardboard or maybe drop a barn swallow or a small rat.
These foreign manufacturers are tooled up to make these 12 foot pounders for a huge already established European market. At the same time they also have to try to make special high power models for the unrestricted US market. Top that with growing firearm restrictions and the scarcity of live ammunition and you have more and more people world wide turning to air guns. As a result, oversees air gun manufacturers are having great difficulty keeping up with the massive flood of US orders.
Orders are placed by the US distributors and then appear with little or no advance lead time. It does no good to constantly ask dealers for a projected delivery time because they honestly do not know for sure.
The best defense against this growing demand is timing. The “I want it now” mentality can actually work in your favor. Those that are not aware of what is going on will wait for the elusive “bird in hand” and wind up like the punk who forgot his Fortune Cookie. Getting on the front end of the demand curve by paying up front (placing a Pre-Order) will let you outsmart the short supply. Placing a Pre-Order does not guarantee delivery but it does increase your chances because there will be those who will drop out and push you higher up the waiting line. Before you know it, I will be sending you the tracking number and you will have prevailed over the status quo. Timing is everything… It is a simple matter of the law of supply and demand.
The latest rifle in the FX range is the new Bobcat; a hybrid Bullpup design that combines rifle performance and carbine length with comfort and ease of use. The Bobcat is a high power, high accuracy gun that gives up nothing in the way of field performance- only its size is less than its Royale series brothers.
The Bobcat sports the finest trigger system we have seen on a Bullpup airgun platform, with the trigger linkage working on a magnetic bearing system that overcomes the issues other makers have encountered with the long linkage system. The Bobcat’s trigger will satisfy both the target shooter and hunter/plinker. Also new on the MkII is a cocking lever that allows for quick actuating without letting go of the pistol grip or disturbing the sight picture.
The gun is packed with features like an adjustable cheek piece, an extended scope rail that is securely mounted at the breech and barrel for accuracy, an extra large pressure gauge, a quick fill system, a sound suppressing system, and more.
The Bobcat’s precision valve is known to be amongst the best in the world, and is fed by a 300cc air cylinder on the .22 and 470cc on .25 and .30, providing a large amount of accurate shots per fill. This new version comes standard with a competition grade regulator, and a dual pressure gauge system that reads regulator and air supply pressures. The probe filling port has an integrated twist-open dust cover that protects the inlet valve from debris.
The Bobcat is available with the match winning Smooth Twist barrel and a magazine repeating system that delivers no shortage of performance.
- Overall Length: 29.5”
- Barrel Length: 18.5”
- Weight (w/o Scope & Rings): 7.8 lbs.
- Length of Pull: 14.5”
- Reservoir: 300cc
Scope and Rings pictured are not included