First Look: Winchester Wildcat 22 SR

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posted on January 25, 2021
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The popular Wildcat 22 SR autoloading rifle from Winchester Arms, chambered in .22 LR, is now available in a new suppressor-ready model. The Wildcat SR features a 16½-inch barrel with a 1/2x28 TPI threaded muzzle that will accept most common rimfire suppressors and muzzle brakes. A knurled, threaded muzzle cap is also included to keep your threads safe when you are not using a suppressor. 

The rifle also has a rugged polymer upper assembly, lower receiver assembly and ambidextrous skeletonized buttstock for light weight and strength. The rear sight is adjustable for both elevation and windage and there is also a ramped post front sight. In addition to this, there is integral Picatinny rail for mounting your choice of optic to the Wildcat 22 SR.

The rifle also has molded-in sling eyelets for comfortable carry in the field plus a Picatinny accessory rail located under the forend tip to mount the accessory of your choice. The Wildcat SR, like the rest of the Wildcat line, uses a 10-round rotary magazine that has a polymer body, metal feed lips and also features last round bolt hold open. For added convenience, there is also dual ambidextrous magazine releases, spring-assisted magazine ejection and a reversible manual safety button. 

Wildcat 22 SR Specifications

  • Barrel Length: 16½ inches
  • Overall Length: 34¾ inches
  • Length of Pull: 13½ inches
  • Drop at Comb: ⅞ inches
  • Drop at Heel: ⅞ inches
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 16 inches
  • Barrel Finish: Matte Blued
  • Stock Finish: Gray
  • Receiver Finish: Matte Black
  • Barrel Material: Steel
  • Stock Material: Composite
  • Recoil Pad: Plastic Butt Plate
  • Pistol Grip Cap: Matte Polymer
  • 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

 

MSRP for the Wildcat 22 SR is $279.99, and more information on this rifle and other products from Winchester is available at winchesterguns.com.

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