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WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR BARREL 10 ROUNDS BL/SY

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WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR BARREL 10 ROUNDS BL/SY s crafted with some of the finest engineering in the modern shooting market. This gun is chambered for 22LR. The 18 inch barrel allows for swift maneuverability. This rifle also features a 10 round magazine. Don’t pass up owning a fine Winchester Wildcat rifle, get yours at us today!.

ADVANTAGES OF  the WINCHESTER Wild cat 22

 It’s accurate, the controls are easy to operate, it’s fun to shoot, easy to clean and lightweight. It would make a great first rifle or a 10th …

Pros and cons: Stunningly simple to take down and clean

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – details 
Another clever function is the charging handle for the bolt, which normally protrudes from the right-side ejection port. This one pivots, so you don’t need to remove it; it remains captive with the bolt. It simply springs vertically to re-enter the receiver after cleaning and then drops clockwise back to its perpendicular position though the port for regular operation once fully reassembled.

This detachable mechanical package has a claw at its front and is as easy to remove and return as the magazine on some other rifles. It’s almost like an easily stripped upper and lower from a military rifle, designed for hassle free attention in the field without tools. None of this is machined, fabricated or cast metal. It’s all polymer but for the key metallic springs, pins, bolt and extractor/ejector mechanism itself. The action operates more quietly than most and that’s really appreciated when hunting.

The receiver, Picatinny rail and trigger guard are all polymer, as well as the stock. I found the gun cycled well in this quieter format and was more easily cleaned. The trigger pulls are single stage with minimal creep and break surprisingly consistently at 230g/8oz.

You get a feel for it, with your index finger pad becoming confident on the narrow blade. A crossbolt safety sits above and to the rear and can be swapped to your preference as to which side is ‘safe’. There is a further red plunger in front of the trigger guard to lock the bolt open if required, but it’s not something I found necessary with the inherent function of the Winchester’s mag. This is a control you are more likely to use if venturing into high-capacity Ruger mags that don’t offer the auto-hold-open function.

The stock shows modern design with weight reduction, being effectively empty between upper and lower struts that extend to the butt plate with a 345mm/13½” length of pull. The overall weight is 1.95kg/4.3lb, so the gun is light, fast and suitable for shooters of all sizes, warm in the hands and grippy with ridges where required, yet without any angular edges that are likely to snag fingers or clothing. Open sights are fitted with a laterally adjustable aperture at the back on a sloping dovetail behind the Picatinny rail (not Weaver). A fixed blade at the muzzle sits behind the capped thread. I find the peephole rear far easier to use and explain to new shooters. It’s simpler than a blade and notch in my experience, especially for those with weaker focusing.

 

credit: Chris Parkin

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – practical shooting test
Plinking with the fixed sights checked functionality straight from the box and I was pleased to find no problem loading the mags or with any action control operation. I swapped to a 1-6×24 scope in low rings that suited the streamlined stock layout and found the dimensions complemented this well, with a reasonably supported cheek position.

If you are deliberately forceful with the rifle’s forend you can feel the stock flex a little, but in reality this is deliberate effort with neither primary zero nor intermittent problems found with the mean point of impact. At 50m with a 6x scope I was able to differentiate between well-suited ammunition types, ensuring the flyers were not the rifle’s fault or sighting mistakes on my part.

SK Rifle Match .22 rimfire ammunition provided the smallest groups, with RWS Subsonic hollow point close behind and more suited to pest control. RWS generally seems to be one of the slowest rounds on average across many review rifles, which becomes especially helpful in semi-auto reviews because it tests the limits of how little recoil energy is needed to cycle the action. It’s also very clean and I’m pleased to say that with just 942fps average speed for its 40gr bullet (79ft-lb), the rifle was still 100% functional. The SK rounds managed 1,000fps for the smallest 10-round 30mm groups at 50m (89ft-lb). 42gr Winchester hollow points were a bit disappointing, with more like 80mm groups.

With a 1-6x mag scope at 50m the rifle was incredible fun for all those who shot it at paper targets or steel. Now, after 800 rounds through it, two light cleans with compressed air and one deep clean for wax/lead, I have suffered only seven stoppages, all of which were partial ejections rather than misfeeding issues.

Away from the bench for more dynamic fire and movement, I really enjoyed using the rifle. The last round hold-open feature really sped matters up, without anyone suffering a ‘dead man’s click’ on an empty chamber after losing count of shots taken. Magazine changeovers needed slightly firmer pressure to lock them in place than with a Ruger because of the additional hold-open spring functionality, but I found that the rotor mechanism on the rear of the mag made filling them much faster. The action remained fast, with clean bolt reciprocation regardless of the damping effect of the polymer.

 

credit: CARLOS antlantic outdoor gunsWinchester Wildcat .22 LR – test conclusion
It’s never going to be a precision shooting machine that lasts forever, but the Wildcat is a gun that does exactly what it promises, with pleasant innovation and functional purity surrounding intelligent design and use of materials. It perfectly combines old-world semi-auto charm with up-to-date technology at an attractive price for a brand-new gun.
The Wildcat, made in Turkey, enjoys the benefit of the entire firing mechanism being easy to strip from the rifle for cleaning without any tools required. Difficulty with disassembly is a factor that so often contributes to shooter frustration and disappointment with semi-auto rimfires.

I especially liked the design concept and improvements on the Wildcat. It’s certainly more effective with easier cleaning and at low cost straight from the box, which I find a genuinely refreshing approach to encouraging new shooters. I have also shied away from much semi-auto use for rabbiting in the past, particularly after dark, but the Wildcat seems to neutralise my doubts over action function and controls, being far more modern than a generic 10-22 for bolt stops/hold-open and mag operation.

 

credit: Chris Parkin

Specifications
Calibre: 22 Long Rifle
Material: Steel barrel, Polymer action
Overall length: 920mm/36.25”
Weight: 1.95kg/4.3lbs
Magazine capacity: 10+1 detachable
Trigger: single stage 2300gr pull weight
Barrel length: 460mm/16”
Muzzle thread: ½”x20 inc. thread cap
Stock Material: Polymer
Sighting: Adjustable aperture fitted with blade, Picatinny rail for scope (also inc, sling studs)

Contact 
Browning UK
Tel:   +3365058517

 

Description

WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR BARREL 10ROUNDS sale

WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR for sale 18″ BARREL 10 ROUNDS BL/SY FEATURES:
A Winchester legend is born. A new 22 rimfire autoloader like no other. Field removable lower receiver, ambidextrous controls, speed load magazine, striker fired, integral picatinny rails, rear barrel accessYou have not seen, nor held, nor shot anything like the new Wildcat™. Winchester Repeating Arms has been building legendary rimfires for more than a century, but this year we’ve got an all-new rifle that’s taking the rimfire autoloader to a whole new level of value and performance. Actually, a whole new level of everything. Meet the Wildcat. LIGHT, RUGGED, ACCURATE AND ULTRA-RELIABLE.

WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR 18″ BARREL 10 ROUNDS BL/SY SPECIFICATIONS:
Striker fired rimfire autoloader
Receiver integrated Picatinny top rail
Ambidextrous controls
Fully-adjustable ghost ring rear sight
Ramped post front sight
Push-button removable lower receiver assembly stores 2 Allen wrenches for stock & rear sight removal
Precision button-rifled chromoly steel barrel with recessed target-style crown
Textured matte black ambidextrous polymer stock with skeletonized buttstock upright ribbed pistol grip molded sling eyelets & a Picatinny rail section on the underside of the forearm tip (rail cover included)

brand new WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR
Rear access port for breech end chamber & bore maintenance
Speed load rotary magazine with metal feed lips
Accepts aftermarket magazines that are compatible with the 10/22®
LOP: 13.5″
OAL: 36.25″

WINCHESTER WILDCAT  for sale

BARREL LENGTH 18
CALIBER .22 LR
CAPACITY 10
CONDITION New in Box
FINISH PER COLOR Black
MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER 521100102
MODEL Wildcat
TYPE Semi Auto Rifles
UPC 048702017872 The Winchester Wildcat is crafted with some of the finest engineering in the modern shooting market. This gun is chambered for 22LR. The 18 inch barrel allows for swift maneuverability. This rifle also features a 10 round magazine. Don’t pass up owning a fine Winchester Wildcat rifle, get yours at us today we oofer the best category of WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR !

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – key features
It’s available with a 16″ or 18″ barrel finished with a ½” muzzle thread, and that’s one of the few steel components on a rifle that has used polymers extensively. Yet with intelligent design and attention to mechanical requirements, Winchester have produced an interesting rifle, not just a cost cutting exercise.WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR

Investing in injection moulding tooling is incredibly expensive, showing the significant commitment Winchester have made in the development of the Wildcat. The polymer stock is lightweight yet remains stiff enough to fully free-float the barrel and shows handy details like Picatinny slots and sling studs moulded in for accessories on the forend’s tipWINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR.

Grip is assured with finger grooves in the stippled, deep-grey finish, giving the rifle a distinguished look beyond its price point, with a colour scheme that contrasts well with the redWINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR BARREL 10 ROUNDS BL/SY

 

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – details 
Another clever function is the charging handle for the bolt, which normally protrudes from the right-side ejection port. This one pivots, so you don’t need to remove it; it remains captive with the bolt. It simply springs vertically to re-enter the receiver after cleaning and then drops clockwise back to its perpendicular position though the port for regular operation once fully reassembled.

This detachable mechanical package has a claw at its front and is as easy to remove and return as the magazine on some other rifles. It’s almost like an easily stripped upper and lower from a military rifle, designed for hassle free attention in the field without tools. None of this is machined, fabricated or cast metal. It’s all polymer but for the key metallic springs, pins, bolt and extractor/ejector mechanism itself. The action operates more quietly than most and that’s really appreciated when hunting.

The receiver, Picatinny rail and trigger guard are all polymer, as well as the stock. I found the gun cycled well in this quieter format and was more easily cleaned. The trigger pulls are single stage with minimal creep and break surprisingly consistently at 230g/8oz.

You get a feel for it, with your index finger pad becoming confident on the narrow blade. A crossbolt safety sits above and to the rear and can be swapped to your preference as to which side is ‘safe’. There is a further red plunger in front of the trigger guard to lock the bolt open if required, but it’s not something I found necessary with the inherent function of the Winchester’s mag. This is a control you are more likely to use if venturing into high-capacity Ruger mags that don’t offer the auto-hold-open function.

The stock shows modern design with weight reduction, being effectively empty between upper and lower struts that extend to the butt plate with a 345mm/13½” length of pull. The overall weight is 1.95kg/4.3lb, so the gun is light, fast and suitable for shooters of all sizes, warm in the hands and grippy with ridges where required, yet without any angular edges that are likely to snag fingers or clothing. Open sights are fitted with a laterally adjustable aperture at the back on a sloping dovetail behind the Picatinny rail (not Weaver). A fixed blade at the muzzle sits behind the capped thread. I find the peephole rear far easier to use and explain to new shooters. It’s simpler than a blade and notch in my experience, especially for those with weaker focusing.

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – practical shooting test
Plinking with the fixed sights checked functionality straight from the box and I was pleased to find no problem loading the mags or with any action control operation. I swapped to a 1-6×24 scope in low rings that suited the streamlined stock layout and found the dimensions complemented this well, with a reasonably supported cheek position of WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR

If you are deliberately forceful with the rifle’s forend you can feel the stock flex a little, but in reality this is deliberate effort with neither primary zero nor intermittent problems found with the mean point of impact. At 50m with a 6x scope I was able to differentiate between well-suited ammunition types, ensuring the flyers were not the rifle’s fault or sighting mistakes on my part.

SK Rifle Match .22 rimfire ammunition provided the smallest groups, with RWS Subsonic hollow point close behind and more suited to pest control. RWS generally seems to be one of the slowest rounds on average across many review rifles, which becomes especially helpful in semi-auto reviews because it tests the limits of how little recoil energy is needed to cycle the action. It’s also very clean and I’m pleased to say that with just 942fps average speed for its 40gr bullet (79ft-lb), the rifle was still 100% functional. The SK rounds managed 1,000fps for the smallest 10-round 30mm groups at 50m (89ft-lb). 42gr Winchester hollow points were a bit disappointing, with more like 80mm groups for WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR

With a 1-6x mag scope at 50m the rifle was incredible fun for all those who shot it at paper targets or steel. Now, after 800 rounds through it, two light cleans with compressed air and one deep clean for wax/lead, I have suffered only seven stoppages, all of which were partial ejections rather than misfeeding issues.

Away from the bench for more dynamic fire and movement, I really enjoyed using the rifle. The last round hold-open feature really sped matters up, without anyone suffering a ‘dead man’s click’ on an empty chamber after losing count of shots taken. Magazine changeovers needed slightly firmer pressure to lock them in place than with a Ruger because of the additional hold-open spring functionality, but I found that the rotor mechanism on the rear of the mag made filling them much faster. The action remained fast, with clean bolt reciprocation regardless of the damping effect of the polymer.

Winchester Wildcat .22 LR – test conclusion

It’s never going to be a precision shooting machine that lasts forever, but the Wildcat is a gun that does exactly what it promises, with pleasant innovation and functional purity surrounding intelligent design and use of materials. It perfectly combines old-world semi-auto charm with up-to-date technology at an attractive price for a brand-new gun.
The Wildcat, made in Turkey, enjoys the benefit of the entire firing mechanism being easy to strip from the rifle for cleaning without any tools required. Difficulty with disassembly is a factor that so often contributes to shooter frustration and disappointment with semi-auto rimfires.

WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22LR I especially liked the design concept and improvements on the Wildcat. It’s certainly more effective with easier cleaning and at low cost straight from the box, which I find a genuinely refreshing approach to encouraging new shooters. I have also shied away from much semi-auto use for rabbiting in the past, particularly after dark, but the Wildcat seems to neutralise my doubts over action function and controls, being far more modern than a generic 10-22 for bolt stops/hold-open and mag operation.

 

credit: Chris Parkin

Specifications
Calibre: 22 Long Rifle
Material: Steel barrel, Polymer action
Overall length: 920mm/36.25”
Weight: 1.95kg/4.3lbs
Magazine capacity: 10+1 detachable
Trigger: single stage 2300gr pull weight
Barrel length: 460mm/16”
Muzzle thread: ½”x20 inc. thread cap
Stock Material: Polymer
Sighting: Adjustable aperture fitted with blade, Picatinny rail for scope (also inc, sling studs)
RRP:    £409

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credit: Chris Parkin

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