Sure, it's only a .22, but it's the best .22 I've seen...


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Winchester Wildcatt .22 Target/Varmint (not with that scope).

She's a gorgeous bolt-action repeater .22 with a .827" boar barrel.

I've been waiting for over two years for this rifle to finally come out. It was first advertised on their website, but then the only Winchester factory in the US (Connecticut) closed down. The rifle was being made in Russia, but took forever to finally get to the US.

A week before last Tuesday I got an email saying that it was in stock, the following day I put my deposit down. It'll be mine next Tuesday, I can't wait!

I also ordered a Tasco 2.5 - 10 x 40mm Target & Varmint Series Riflescope to go along with it (since it doesn't come with one, like pictured above).


I don't want to hear any "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" jokes, har har...

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Comment by Robert Disque on August 15, 2009 at 11:34am
Keep us posted on how it performs. I'm thinking about picking up a 17 hmr varminter. You can never go wrong with Winchester.
Comment by Chris Partida on August 14, 2009 at 11:43am
Jon,
Just like your daughters, I too am right-handed and left-eye-dominant. I can shoot either left or right-handed, but it's just so much more comfortable to close my right eye. I can't wait to disappear into the desert, site-in, pop off a box of rounds and write a follow-up to all of this excitement.
Comment by Chris Partida on August 14, 2009 at 3:05am
Thanks for the kind words Carl, I'm looking forward to passing this on to a future son, or if for some reason I don't have a son, perhaps a daughter with a dead aim...
Comment by Carl M on August 14, 2009 at 2:00am
Looks nice. I picked up a new CZ 452 22 LR with iron sights and love it. It is way better built than the mass produced ones. I get way more pleasure out of shooting 22s than any other guns I have. Hope it shoots well for you for many years.

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