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WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« on: May 15, 2022, 09:24:42 PM »
Hey, I was just bumping around looking for steel shot since its really hard to find these days and ran across this sale on these 22 LR Winchester Wildcats. Did a little review reading and price checking and pulled the trigger on two of these little guys. They come with scope rails and 1 mag. But the kicker that got me pulling out my CC was that they accept Ruger 10-22 mags  :o " Why I didn't know" I got several scopes laying around if I choose that route later.
 Posting the link to sportsmans wherehouse incase anyone wants to take a look. At 206.00 ea on sale figured I cant get hurt too bad. Ill go to the local store and DROS Them in the morning. Post up a range report in a couple weeks  thumb1... Hope this link works

 https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/winchester-wildcat-matte-black-semi-automatic-rifle-22-long-rifle-18in/p/1528858
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 10:48:15 PM »
Looks like a BB gun. Thanks for the share.

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 08:16:24 PM »
Price is right. However, I have a scoped Ruger take down in the black back pack/w/ 6 25 round mags, a Henry lever .22mag and an AR15 style .22mag (no longer on the market).
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 10:40:22 AM »
How does something like this (or any 'new' model of .22lr) compare to the jam-a-matics of the past?  Better, worse, same?  I've wanted to get my little girl her own semi-auto .22lr for a while now.  I probably should just bite the bullet and get her a new 10/22 (anything used .22lr here in the Albuquerque market is overpriced and often the case of someone unloading their problem gun onto an unsuspecting buyer).
      

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 11:47:32 AM »
That is a bargain if it runs well. Interesting move on the magazine compatibility by Browning (Winchester). If your direct competition is the 10/22, you may as well tap into its market for magazines and perhaps some of the other accessories.

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 08:05:51 PM »
Hopefully they work out. I put them in 10 day jail yesterday. As the sales person was writing down the serial number he showed me a tool to adjust the trigger pull. Then showed me how to : ) Said he has one. So we shall see soon.. Bought them online and showed up next day. I didn't wanna take a chance of the sale ending.
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2022, 12:14:34 PM »
How does something like this (or any 'new' model of .22lr) compare to the jam-a-matics of the past?  Better, worse, same?  I've wanted to get my little girl her own semi-auto .22lr for a while now.  I probably should just bite the bullet and get her a new 10/22 (anything used .22lr here in the Albuquerque market is overpriced and often the case of someone unloading their problem gun onto an unsuspecting buyer).
I guess you are referring to the 1960's version Model 60's? Mine ran fine as long as I used CCI minimag .22lr. Anything else, yes, would jam. The ones I have now have never jammed.
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2022, 01:01:36 PM »
How does something like this (or any 'new' model of .22lr) compare to the jam-a-matics of the past?  Better, worse, same?  I've wanted to get my little girl her own semi-auto .22lr for a while now.  I probably should just bite the bullet and get her a new 10/22 (anything used .22lr here in the Albuquerque market is overpriced and often the case of someone unloading their problem gun onto an unsuspecting buyer).

I have quite a few semis from various time frames, 40's,50's and 60's Mossbergs, Savage, Marlins, one of Winchester's first semis, most all of them have worked well after a good cleaning. 22lr is a nasty filthy little bugger, and that's why most malfunction, cause people don't clean them. 2 Mossbergs I have can run 22lr or 22shorts.. running either has never been an issue. An old Marlin Model 99, the Model 60s father, eats pretty much any ammo tube after tube, but it hates Thunderbolt ammo.
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2022, 01:15:18 PM »
Yeah, the vintage side of me always says a well built gun from the golden age is the only way to go while the pragmatic side of me says to just get the brand new production gun.  dntknw1

In the grand scheme of things, it's not like I'm dropping $1000 here. so maybe it simply doesn't matter.  Just don't want to give her something that I'm not going to happy with I guess. :))
 
Maybe if KK posts raving reviews I'll look into getting one like him!!  ;)  thumb1
      

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2022, 11:14:59 PM »
Yeah, the vintage side of me always says a well built gun from the golden age is the only way to go while the pragmatic side of me says to just get the brand new production gun.  dntknw1

In the grand scheme of things, it's not like I'm dropping $1000 here. so maybe it simply doesn't matter.  Just don't want to give her something that I'm not going to happy with I guess. :))
 
Maybe if KK posts raving reviews I'll look into getting one like him!!  ;)  thumb1

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2022, 05:23:12 PM »
Laugh, yeah you are probably right HN, with me vintage wins out 99.5% of the time!  I'll have to beat the bushes around the pawn shops here and see if something catches my eye.
      

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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2022, 07:25:30 PM »
Laugh, yeah you are probably right HN, with me vintage wins out 99.5% of the time!  I'll have to beat the bushes around the pawn shops here and see if something catches my eye.

I have looked at these online...Savage 93G.  So I'm not totally opposed to buying new.  chuckles1



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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2022, 10:26:42 PM »
I have....uhm.... had a Cz452 Scout.. I bought it used for 250.. taught my oldest daughter on it.. needless to say, she has it now..   That was a fun little lightweight and accurate little rifle for beginners.  I think now they have the Cz457 model.. the 452 has been retired...  if I have to or the urge to buy new rimfires comes up... I'll go Cz.      Been looking a .17 machII. I have the HMR..   :)


Or find you a Norinco.. a JW-15..   awesome little bastards.. I now have 3..
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Re: WINCHESTER WILDCAT 22 LR
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2022, 08:00:51 AM »
I agree with the monkey that the most common reason the 22 malfunctions is lack of cleaning. PITA. And of course we should all be reminded to stay from that filthy nasty Rem Thunderbolt ammo😊
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