The following press release was issued by Winchester
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 Winchester XPR bolt-action rifle that is ready to meet the performance expectations of today’s demanding hunters.
The new Winchester 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.