Winchester Repeating Arms announced an expansion of the company’s XPR Hunter line of rifles at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) in October. The new caliber offerings will be listed in the 2016 catalog and should be available to purchase after the first of the year.
The new calibers for the XPR Hunter are:
- 243 Win
- 308 Win
- 270 WSM
- 300 WSM
- 325 WSM
- 7mm Rem Mag
The existing calibers were 270 WIn, 30-06 Sprg, 300 Win Mag and 338 Win Mag.
An extension of the XPR bolt action rifle line, the XPR Hunter swapped the black polymer stock for a polymer stock with a Mossy Oak Break Up Country Camo finish. Textured panels are inset in the fore end for improved grip on the rifle. Additionally, the fore end has a wide base that is designed to improve stability when shooting from an improvised rest such as a backpack or sandbags.
As with the original XPR, the Hunter has what the company calls a M.O.A. Trigger System. This unit is engineered to “virtually eliminate” the “perception of creep and overtravel.” An internal spring keeps the trigger in contact with the actuator, which is said to eliminate take up. Presumably, the triggers are designed to better compete with aftermarket solutions.
Additional features include:
- nickel Teflon coated bolt assembly
- detachable polymer box magazines
- Inflex Technology recoil pad
- free floated barrel (22″ – 26″ depending on caliber)
- recessed target crown
- MSRP: $599.99