The Winchester Wildcat autoloading rimfire rifle from Winchester Repeating Arms is a straight-blowback, striker-fired design that uses a hemispheric firing pin for extra reliability with rimfire ammunition. Rugged polymer construction contributes to a weight of approximately four pounds. The bore can be cleaned from the chamber end.
A 10-round rotary-style, polymer magazine is easy to load, locks the bolt open after the last round is fired and can be ejected using either the side-mounted rails or the release tab in front of the magazine. The Wildcat is also compatible with aftermarket 10/22® magazines.