To allow any condensation to dry, it is recommended to remove the Moderator after each use and spray a small amount of light gun oil onto the moderator. Also apply a light grease to the thread on the moderator and barrel to prevent corrosion and for ease of re-fitting the Moderator When stripping down the moderator for cleaning wash the parts in warm soapy water, dry them and wipe over with an oily rag.
When reassembling it is a good idea to put a SMALL amount of grease such as Vaseline or Copper Slip onto the threads. If using a Sonic Bath to clean your Moderators, please DO NOT use caustic solutions as these could damage the coatings, especially on the outer tubes, use a simple solution of washing up liquid, this is more than sufficient.
If your gun is already screw cut for a moderator, simply screw on carefully to avoid cross threading the moderator, screw the moderator in reverse for 1/2 turn is the best way to get it started..
Be especially careful with the Cub, it is manufactured from a very tough plastic, but it can still get cross threaded and this could have dangerous consequences.
Must be carried out by a competent gunsmith - even if the rifle barrel is already screw-cut for a Moderator
If your gun is already screw-cut for a moderator:
The Predator moderators extend back from the muzzle and there is a rear bush that needs to be modified to suit your barrels outer diameter If you know the outer diameter we can machine the bush for you before shipping, otherwise any competent lathe operator or gunsmith can machine the bush to your barrels dimensions.
If your gun is not screw-cut: A thread will need to be cut on the muzzle with a lathe; this is something we can do for you, or by any competent gunsmith.
The thread on the rifle and the thread in the Predator and Evolution bridge must match It is advisable to use only as much force as can be applied with the fingers of one hand Do not over-tighten. Over-tightening may result in loss of accuracy
Wildcat panther fitting and cleaning instructions
Warning! Do not over tighten, hand tight is perfect!
The Panther comes in three parts: From left to right, internal diffuser: outer tube: inner tube.
This is an over barrel Moderator and the thread on the internal diffuser screws directly on to the barrel of your Rifle. Grease your threads, copper grease is best.
1. Place the internal diffuser in to the outer tube, lining up the notches, push in gently. Screw in the inner tube, this will secure the internal diffuser.
2. To take apart the Panther, unscrew the inner tube a little way and give a gentle tap upwards on the bottom of the inner tube, this will release the internal diffuser, unscrew the inner tube all the way out and lift the internal diffuser out of the top.
3. Cleaning is ESSENTIAL … The .17 and .22’s are a notoriously dirty round.
4. To clean, neat washing up liquid on the internal diffuser, scrub with a brush then run under the hot tap, the same for the inner and outer tube, dry with a cloth and leave to dry completely in a warm place.
5. Reassemble … GREASE YOUR THREADS!
Wildcat Evolution Assembly
Wildcat Evolution Assembly: Warning!
Do not over tighten, hand tight is perfect!
The Evo comes in 6 parts, from left to right in the photo below
Outer Baffle: Internal Diffuser: Bridge Thread: Outer Tube: Inner Tube: Back Bush
1: Grease your threads (Copper Grease is the best)
2: Place the internal coloured diffuser in to the outer baffle, don’t worry that it doesn’t sit flush at the muzzle end.
3: Screw the bridge thread on to the outer baffle, this will seat the diffuser and lock it in to place.
4: Place on the outer tube, lining up the notch with the locking screw on the bridge thread.
5: Place the inner tube inside the outer tube and screw on to the bridge thread until the gap is closed between the end nut and the outer tube.
6: The back bush then screws in to the end of the inner tube.
It’s a good idea to split the Outer Baffle from the Bridge section after shooting to let any condensation dry.