Wildcat 22 – Forged Carbon Gray

Shot Show 2023 – A host of features includes a field removable lower receiver, ambidextrous magazine release, easy-to-load rotary magazine, semi-automatic, integral Picatinny top rail on receiver, rear barrel access for easy cleaning. Molded polymer stock with front and rear sling eyelets, Picatinny rail on underside of forearm (includes rail cover).


Overview

You have not seen, nor held, nor shot anything like the autoloading Wildcat™ rifle. Winchester Repeating Arms® has been building legendary rimfires for more than a century and the Wildcat builds on our legacy of innovation. The Wildcat wasn't designed to be another "me too 22," this rimfire autoloader brings a whole new level of value and performance. 

The Wildcat doesn't just look different, it is different. Through the extensive use of tough polymers and modern design principles, the Wildcat has a number of features you just don't see with other rifles. Like a centerfire rifle, the Wildcat is a striker-fired design – not hammer fired – for improved trigger performance with faster locktime and a lighter pull weight. A hemispherical firing pin offers improved reliability with rimfire ammunition.

The lower receiver assembly contains the trigger group, reversible safety and bolt assembly and is easily removed for service with the push of a button. With the lower receiver assembly removed, the bore can be cleaned from the chamber end.  The polymer upper receiver assembly features an integrated Picatinny rail for optics. Dual, ambidextrous magazine releases and easy to reach bolt lock and release buttons make operation easy. 

The Wildcat features a durable, 10-round polymer magazine. The rotary design is reliable, easy to load and has a bolt stop that locks the bolt back after the last round has been fired. The Wildcat also accepts magazines that fit 10/22® rifles.  

A wide range of shooters will appreciate the comfortable fit of the tough polymer stock. The lightweight stock design also contributes to the approximately four pound weight of the Wildcat. The steep grip angle improves finger-to-trigger reach. Need a little extra length of pull or height added to the comb for optics? A length of pull spacer that adds 3/4" to the stock is available, as is a clip on cheek riser that raises your cheek 1/2".

Wildcat 22 Features

  • Rugged Gray-colored polymer receiver with integral Picatinny top rail
  • Lower receiver is easily removed for cleaning by pushing a single button
  • Precision button-rifled barrel with Gray Perma-Cote finish
  • Recessed target crown
  • Semi-automatic
  • Reversable safety button
  • Slide lock button
  • Bolt release button
  • Molded polymer stock with a Forged Carbon finish
  • Front and rear sling eyelets
  • Picatinny Rail on underside of forearm, includes rail cover
  • Ghost ring rear sight and ramped post front sight; A pair of Allen wrenches is included for removing the stock and adjusting sights
  • Includes one, 10-round rotary magazine with 10th round bolt stop system to hold bolt open
  • Ambidextrous magazine release using side-mounted rails or release tab
  • Accepts aftermarket 10/22 magazines
Item Number 521153102 UPC 048702026102
Caliber 22 LR Barrel Length 18"
Overall Length 36 1/4" Length of Pull 13 1/2"
Drop at Comb 7/8" Drop at Heel 7/8"
Weight 4 lbs 0 oz Magazine Capacity 10
Twist Rate 16" Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Gray Receiver Finish Matte Black
Barrel Material Steel Barrel Contour Sporter
Stock Material Composite Recoil Pad Plastic Butt Plate
Checkering Textured Grip Panels Sling Swivel Studs Integrated Composite
Receiver Material Black Composite Trigger Finish Matte Black
Bolt Slide Finish Matte Black Magazine Type Detachable
Trigger Material Polymer Trigger Guard Material Composite
Trigger Guard Engraving None Drilled and Tapped for Scope Rail
MSRP $309.99