Winchester has created a new way to look at bolt action value. The XPR is a rugged, reliable and precise bolt-action rifle built for the next generation of Winchester hunters. Combining proven concepts from the Model 70 with more efficient manufacturing processes means that the XPR is a superb hunting rifle at a more affordable price.
The Winchester XPR packs as many features and as much accuracy as possible into an affordable rifle platform for the hunter or recreational shooter. It incorporates a premium button-rifled, stress-relieved barrel with a target crown. The barrel attaches to the receiver using a barrel nut system for precise headspace control, which aids in overall accuracy.
Rugged, reliable and precise, the XPR bolt-action rifle just might be the rifle you have been looking for. It is equipped with the same MOA trigger found on Winchester’s venerable Model 70 rifle. The three-lever trigger is factory set at 3 1/2 pounds with no takeup and zero creep and overtravel, but the trigger’s pull weight and overtravel are also user-adjustable, with the pull weight varying from 3 to 5 lbs., a great feature not found on many mid-level offerings.
The XPR utilizes a chrome-moly, three-lug bolt that has been coated in nickel-Teflon for added lubricity and ease-of-use. The bolt offers a 60-degree throw for quick operation and fast follow up shots and can be easily field stripped if needed.
Other features of the new XPR include a composite polymer stock with a plate-style recoil lug and an Inflex recoil pad, a standard two-position safety, a bolt-unlock button for unloading the rifle with the safety activated, a set of steel sling swivel studs for attaching a sling and a 3-round detachable box magazine that is located at the front edge of the magazine and is very easy to release and reload.
If you’re looking for a rifle that will stand up to the abuse you put yourself through in the field, the XPR is the rifle for you. The advanced polymer stock, available in either black synthetic or Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo, is built for superior grip in wet conditions and will stand up to the scratches and bumps you’re bound to encounter on the stalk or on your walk to the stand. The matte blued finish is tough and non-reflective. The detachable box magazine is a built-in feature that is typically an expensive after-market addition, allowing you to keep extra shells in a spare mag instead of jingling loose in your pocket.
Without a scope, the XPR weighs in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. and the suggested retail price is under $600. Stop in and handle one for yourself at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse and visit Winchester’s website for more details and calibers available.