Winchester XPR – New Bolt Actions

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Winchester Repeating Arms has introduced their XPR line of bolt-action rifles. They come equipped with a copious amount of goodies including Winchester’s “M.O.A.” adjustable trigger system (factory set to 3.5 lbs), a chromoly steel barstock receiver, and 60-degree lift on the bolt carrier.

As in line with modern bolt-actions, the barrel is fully free-floated. Winchester opts for button rifling for “outstanding accuracy” and a recessed target crown. The stock is polymer with a steel recoil lug and complete with a recoil pad.

It will be available in a bevy of calibers including .270 Win, 30-06, 300 Win Mag, and 338 Win Mag. MSRP is suggested at $549.99

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Full Press Release:

Morgan, UT – Since Winchester last introduced a new bolt-action rifle design a half-century ago huge advances have been made in metallurgy, materials and manufacturing processes. At Winchester Repeating Arms our engineers were tasked to design a rifle that capitalized on these cutting-edge technologies and create a high performance bolt action that was tough, reliable and accurate. The result is the innovative all new XPR™ bolt-action rifle that is ready to meet the performance expectations of today’s demanding hunters.

The new XPR™ will feature the Winchester M.O.A. Trigger System that is adjustable and is set at the factory at a crisp 3 ½ pounds with no perceptible overtravel. The trigger housing and all internal components in the XPR rifle’s M.O.A. trigger are constructed of polished and hardened carbon steel, with a blued finish for added durability and corrosion resistance.

The XPR™ receiver is constructed from chromoly steel barstock that is precision machined and through-hardened during heat-treating to create a strong, stiff and solid receiver capable of delivering pinpoint accuracy. The ejection port is generously sized for more reliable ejection and easier access when loading single cartridges by hand. The robust XPR™ bolt has a short 60-degree lift for improved scope clearance when cycling. The full-diameter bolt body creates a more rigid component and is coated with Nickel Teflon® for smoother operation and added corrosion resistance.

The chromoly steel barrel on the new XPR is precisely button-rifled to create outstanding accuracy and is free-floating to eliminate any accuracy pressure points. The barrel has a recessed target crown that protects the muzzle rifling from wear and impact damage to help maintain greater accuracy. (more)

The Advanced Polymer Stock on the new XPR™ bolt action rifle features textured panels to help improve wet weather grip and flattened fore-end profile that improves stability from sandbags or a benchrest. A steel recoil lug is inletted into the stock to prevent the receiver from twisting under recoil form more reliable and predictable long-range accuracy. An Inflex Technology recoil pad directs energy down and away from your cheek to reduce felt recoil.

Other features found on the new XPR™ bolt action rifle from Winchester Repeating Arms include a two-position thumb safety and cocking indicator, bolt unlock button that allows the chamber to be unloaded with the thumb safety in the on-safe position and a detachable box magazine in a single stack design constructed from a rugged polymer for greater reliability.

The new XPR™ bolt action rifle will be offered in 270 Win and 30-06 calibers with 24” barrel length and in 300 Win Mag and 338 Win Mag with 26” barrel length. Metal surfaces are matte blued to minimize glare with black polymer stock. Weight is 7 -7 ¼ lbs. New XPR™ bolt action rifle Suggested Retail, $549.99.

For more information on the new Winchester Repeating Arms XPR™ bolt action rifle and other Winchester firearms go to www.winchesterguns.com.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Kelly Jackson

    That’s great and all but I’d like a 20″ barrel, .308, and iron sights please.

    • Dan-o

      They should totally offer that! They’d sell like an extra 50 units maybe!

      16″ can be accurate to 800-1000 with a good shooter, irons are accurate to maybe 500y at best with imo a great shooter… So 20″ with irons just makes so much sense! You could always just get the Ruger.

      • Paul White

        well, 26″ is pretty damn long. I’d like more like 20-22″ myself. but iron sights? eh

      • Kelly Jackson

        Sometimes I forget that people actually used to shoot guns without the need of $2,500 optics.

        You know, back when men were men.

        • javierjuanmanuel

          Pepperidge farms remembers

      • iksnilol

        How is 500 yards the best with iron sights when the iron sights on most service rifles go to 1000 meters?

        40 cm barrel in 308 doesn’t have problems with accuracy, but with velocity (it becomes a problem at 1000 meters and the like).

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Interesting that both Ruger and Winchester now have actions that are very similar to Tikka’s.

    Except that these a button-rifled which, could be great for this gun, but typically is the easiest/fastest way to rifle a barrel and stresses-be-damned.

    • Tom

      Actually, hammer forged barrels are the cheapest, and fastest way to make a barrel. HF puts the most stress into the material. Bore dia. varies more down it’s length. Remember you have to be able to pull the mandrel out. The bore expands after rifling. A Rem 700 HF barrel only costs $17 to make. The right way to make a button rifled barrel is to, drill, ream, than hone to size to remove tool marks.. Then run the button through.. All the best, most accurate barrels are button rifled, or cut rifled. You will never see a HF barrel at the bench rest match. Early Rem 700’s where button rifled. Then they went to HF to cut costs. The Remington custom shop still uses button rifling on their custom sporter guns, and 40x match guns.

  • Don Ward

    Stock needs to be emblazoned with the signature of a reality star. Maybe someone from Naked and Afraid.

    Nice entry level price.

    • Agitator

      That would increase the user’s PSR rating.

  • floppyscience

    Cool. Great price, too. I’m assuming these are made by Miroku? Or are they being made by FN in the US or Belgium/Portugal? I’m just curious, as Miroku and all of FN’s factories put out excellent firearms.