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 SR Features
Molded OD Green polymer stock
Front and rear sling eyelets
Picatinny rail on underside of forearm, includes rail cover
Suppressor-ready 1/2" x 28 TPI threaded muzzle with knurled thread protector
Reliable blowback semi-automatic operation
Drop-out lower receiver assembly for easy cleaning
Rugged polymer receiver with integral Picatinny top rail
Precision button-rifled barrel with recessed target crown
Striker-fired design with hemispherical firing pin tip
Fully-Adjustable Ghost Ring rear sight and ramped post front sight
Integral Picatinny Sight Rail
10-Round Rotary Magazine with Polymer Body and Metal Feed Lips
Fully Ambidextrous Magazine Release
Spring Assisted Magazine Ejection
Reversible Manual Safety Button
Accepts aftermarket 10/22 magazines
NOTE: The Wildcat SR is "suppressor-ready." A suppressor is not included with this rifle. Firearms suppressors offer significant hearing protection to the shooter and bystanders. They are currently legally available in 42 states from many different manufacturers and resellers in the United States.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 requires an extensive application, a background check, and a $200 ownership transfer tax. The wait time for application review is approximately eight months.