Winchester Repeating Arms Releases XPR Hunter

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Winchester, known recently for their large slew of ammunition, and of bygone years as a premier designer and manufacturer of arms has been getting back into the firearms business. Winchester Repeating Arms, the firearms division of Winchster has announced the release of their latest rifle versions, the XPR Hunter.

Like the standard XPR rifles, the XPR hunter uses the Winchester Repeating Arms M.O.A. Trigger System, which Winchester claims to have ” zero take-up, zero creep and zero overtravel to help deliver outstanding accuracy.” Bold claims, which TFB would be happy to test.

Exposed metal surfaces are blued and the action beds to the Mossy Oak Break-Up Country stock through a steel recoil lug “inletted into the stock to prevent the receiver from flexing under recoil for more reliable accuracy.”

The safety is a standard two-position fare and the striker functions as a cocking indicator so the shooter can see the rifle’s condition easily. As an improvement on previous designs, the bolt can be removed while the thumb safety is in the safe position.

Retail is set at only $599.99, though I am sure street pricing will come in a bit less especially after the hunting season. Calibers are a-plenty, with most battle-rifle and many magnum cartridges available:

  • 243 Win
  • 7mm-08
  • 308 Win
  • 270WSM
  • 300 WSM
  • 325 WSM
  • 270 Win
  • 30-06 Sprg
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • 300 Win Mag
  • 338 Win Mag

Features (Courtesy of Winchester):

 

  • M.O.A. Trigger System
  • Bolt Unlock Button
  • Detachable Box Magazine
  • Matte Blued Metal Surfaces
  • Advanced Polymer Stock in Mossy Oak┬« Break-Up Country┬« Camo
  • Inflex Technology Recoil Pad
  • Steel Recoil Lug
  • Receiver Machined from Solid Steel Bar Stock
  • Two-Position Safety
  • Button-Rifled, Free Floated Steel Barrel
  • Recessed Target Crown


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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  • Marcus D.

    Winchester Repeating Arms is not a “division” of Winchester. In fact, they have nothing to do with each other. Winchester Ammunition is owned by Olin Corporation. Olin once owned both the ammunition and the firearms production, but spun off the firearms production to its employees into a company known as U.S. Repeating Arms. USRA went bankrupt, and its assets were acquired by FN Herstal, which licenses the brand name from Olin and is the manufacturer of all Winchester firearms today, either through the Herstal Group or through Browning. The classic Winchester lever Action rifle is now manufactured in Japan by Miroku, but the 1894 is built by Herstal.

  • John Daniels

    Gosh, this looks an awful lot like a Tikka T3.