Winchester Wildcat 22

Review with Dan Kidder

December 20, 2022

Light, rugged, accurate, ultra-reliable, and fun, the Winchester Wildcat® is everything you want a 22-rimfire rifle to be.

With the Wildcat, Winchester Repeating Arms® has been taking the rimfire autoloader to a whole new level of value and performance.

The Wildcat weighs in at approximately 4 lb., with a 13-1/2″ length of pull, and has a slim, vertical grip. These ergonomics are comfortable for hunters and shooters of most sizes and make the Wildcat almost effortless to carry in the field. If you add optics to the integrated Picatinny rail on the polymer receiver or need just a little extra length of pull, a clip-on comb riser and length of pull spacer are available as accessories.

The lightweight polymer upper assembly houses a lower receiver assembly that is easy to remove with just the push of a button. The rotary-style, 10-round polymer magazine features an extra durable metal feed lip for added reliability. It’s also easy to load and includes a bolt stop that locks the action open after the last round has been fired. 10/22®-style magazines can also be used in the Wildcat. The magazine can be ejected using either the magazine release on the bottom or sides of the rifle.