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Old 02-17-2021, 11:46 AM
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Not very impressive... and at the end he dumps the Trigger group .. check how dirty it is.. He's shooting mostly Win ammo ... go figure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid...ature=youtu.be
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I like mine, works just great! Nice n light! blows doors on factory Ruger crap!
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I like mine, works just great! Nice n light! blows doors on factory Ruger crap!
I can't tell anymore with you.. is that tongue-is-cheek sarcasm?
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Sorta like the ability to clean it like that.
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I can't tell anymore with you.. is that tongue-is-cheek sarcasm?
Good point(s) however in this case, Mine works really well.
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I like the features.

1/ polymer for lighter weight
2/ two screws for securing the action to stock.
3/ modularity . That trigger group is the registered part . IT has the serial #. Think about that one for couple of minutes.
You could put it in a pistol stock, change the barrel and you have a pistol. It would beat up Ruger charger all day long.
4/ take down ease of cleaning, from the REAR
5/ striker trigger system for more reliable bang.
6/ Sighting : built in weaver mount and peep sights.
8/ two ways to drop the mag


I could go on . But for me it beat the features of a 10/22.

It needs some other things but I'm hoping these come out after market or as options :
1/ different barrel options : lighter weight barrel / heavier target barrel . How about a carbonfiber barrel ? How light would that be?
2/ different stock options : a laminate one, an adjustable one, a folding one.
3/ adjustable trigger or target trigger. Glock fans have lighter triggers .
4/ a metal receiver version for those that want more weight/ rigidity. Remember that the serial numbered part is the trigger group.
5/ a feeding ramp
6/ better peep sights. Just buy tech sights and mount those at the rear

Will it last for 200 years ? Maybe . Will your race AR ?

Time will tell how this rifle performs and if the public and shooters like us , use it.
But I wanted to support innovation so I bought one.
This isnt your traditional rifle but how many of us really want that for a rimfire?
Yes I think a bolt action 22 in walnut and blue is lovely but I also want practical.

In 100 years time what innovations will we have ?
Electrical triggers ? Polymer ammo cases ? Those are coming.
30 years ago would we have had carbon fiber barrels ?

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I like the features.

3/ modularity . That trigger group is the registered part . IT has the serial #. Think about that one for couple of minutes.
You could put it in a pistol stock, change the barrel and you have a pistol.



Rant over, EOM.

Not correct. Once a rifle, always a rifle (NFA stuff). You could go through the paper work; wait-time; pay the $200 stamp tax and go the SBR route. OR, do what you suggest and commit a felony and if charged and convicted: be subject to 10 years room and board courtesy of our government; loose your right to vote; and, loose you right to legally own firearms and ammunition.

However, I also like this rifle a lot. Being this inexpensive for a suppressor ready 22LR rifle, I intend to use it as a truck gun where it will probably get a lot of use and abuse. All my other 22s are too nice/valuable to be used the way I intend to use this one.
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I would have bought one the other day at bps, but due to their new "might be a riot" policies where they throw all there guns on top of each other in a cart and roll them into a safe at night...this one was all beat up.
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Well, I broke mine, but it was totally my fault. I wasn't paying attention and forced the action back into the receiver when I shouldn't have and snapped the bolt release lever.

So I called Winchester on Tuesday this week in the hopes of ordering a replacement. To my amazement, even after I explained it was my fault, they sent out a brand new part, under warranty, at no cost to me. Even more amazing is that the part arrived on Thursday!!! I have it installed and it's working perfectly again.

Just wanted to pass along this phenomenal customer service experience.
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I haven't seen one in person. But I'm attracted to it because I love rifles that take down easily and logically (M16, AK) without a lot of little screws or "turn that while putting pressure on the handle, but not too much" etc.

And since I have put some kind of peep sight on most of my rifles if they didn't come equipped with one, I appreciate that it comes with that.

As for the multiple mag releases and ability to mop bore from the rear... sounds like a lot of cool features to me.

Are they going for less than $200?

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I wish! More like $249 (ish) I love mine.
My suppressor ready one cost $231.56 (plus tax). No fee for FFL. On Friday the guy next to me shooting his S&W K-22 Masterpiece said the Wildcat was quiter than his springer air rifle. I sure enjoy shooting suppressed.
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I wish! More like $249 (ish) I love mine.
They were last year... passed on one at $189!

Aren't these made in Turkey too? New arms manufacturer of the world.

Great modular design. As usual, holding to a price point means compromises. Lots of possibilities though.

Per the video, an inch (to 2) at 25 yards!?!
I have no doubt they'll live long enough to eat more in ammo than the cost of the rifle.

Problem with the 10/22, Ruger quite innovating.

A Crickett costs about the same, will outlast, weighs about the same, balances well and hits the target.

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They were last year... passed on one at $189!

Aren't these made in Turkey too? New arms manufacturer of the world.

Great modular design. As usual, holding to a price point means compromises. Lots of possibilities though.

Per the video, an inch (to 2) at 25 yards!?!
I have no doubt they'll live long enough to eat more in ammo than the cost of the rifle.

Problem with the 10/22, Ruger quite innovating.

A Crickett costs about the same, will outlast, weighs about the same, balances well and hits the target.
I recently bought one from Bass Pro but haven't had a chance to take it to the range yet. I'm curious to see if it handles all of the different 10/22 mags I have left over from my former 10/22, particularly my 110-round GSG mag.
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Nice write up on them in this months America Rifleman

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Just burned $244 Bass Pro credit card points on one. Now to wait a week or so for it to arrive at my local store.
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