Get in on the Rimfire Action with the New Wildcat™ from Winchester Repeating Arms

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Wildcat 22 Rimfire

April 10, 2019 — After years of development and testing, Winchester Repeating Arms is proud to release the all new autoloading Wildcat 22 LR rimfire rifle. Designed to push the boundaries of performance and value, the Wildcat is loaded with features to enhance every aspect of the shooting experience.

The Wildcat is a straight-blowback, striker-fired design that uses a hemispheric firing pin for extra reliability with rimfire ammunition. The extensive use of rugged polymer construction contributes to a weight of approximately four pounds. The lower receiver assembly houses the bolt and fire control group, and is easily removed with the push of a button. Once removed, the bore can be cleaned from the chamber end to help prevent damaging the barrel rifling.

Among the many features of the Wildcat is a 10-round rotary-style, polymer magazine that is easy to load, locks the bolt open after the last round is fired and can be ejected using either the side-mounted rails or the release tab in front of the magazine. The Wildcat is also compatible with aftermarket 10/22®magazines.

Other notable features include a striking-looking composite stock that is comfortable for a wide range of shooters to shoulder. The close radius pistol grip enhances finger to trigger reach. A ghost ring rear sight and ramped front sight offer fast target acquisition and an integrated Picatinny optics rail allows for the attachment of optics. The integrated Picatinny rail allows a bipod, light or laser to be easily mounted. Sling mounts are built into the stock.

The Wildcat is available for a suggested retail of $249.99.


  • Easily removable lower receiver assembly
  • Upper receiver with integrated Picatinny optics rail
  • Ambidextrous synthetic stock with integrated sling mounts and Picatinny accessory rail
  • 10-round rotary style magazine with last round bolt hold open
  • 18″ precision button-rifled chromoly steel barrel with recessed target crown

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