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coelacanth

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Winchester's new-ish "Wildcat" .22 rifle
« on: May 16, 2020, 01:51:36 pm »
I got to handle my son's new Winchester "Wildcat" rifle yesterday.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  We didn't go out and fire it because of fire restrictions in place in the BLM/national forest lands and a current ban on outdoor target shooting but he claims it did quite well at the first range outing a month ago.

It seems a tiny, little rifle more suited to children than adults but he's a six footer and claimed once he got used to where to mount the gun on his shoulder it was no problem for him at all.  His wife and the kids both love it as well so it sounds like a win.  He's using a red 2 MOA red dot sight mounted on the Weaver rail section on the receiver and the targets from a mixed bag of .22 LR ammo at 25-30 yards, off hand, were pretty encouraging.  It even ran the low powered CCI "Quiet" ammo without stoppages.   :thumbup1 
 
It is a pretty innovative design concept in the way it takes down and in some ways I think they may have upped the ante on the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 rifles.  I look forward to getting the chance to fire this little beast at some point and will post a range report when I do.   
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    Re: Winchester's new-ish "Wildcat" .22 rifle
    « Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 10:10:27 am »
    It even ran the low powered CCI "Quiet" ammo without stoppages.     

    Wow, that would make the Wildcat an exceptionally useful little self-loader in many circumstances!
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    Re: Winchester's new-ish "Wildcat" .22 rifle
    « Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 12:54:48 pm »
    Agreed.  That was the biggest surprise to me as well.  All in all, a pretty good effort from the folks at Winchester. 
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