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Thread: 2015 Shot Show: Winchester bolt action XPR rifle

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    2015 Shot Show: Winchester bolt action XPR rifle

    One of the moderators asked about the Winchester XPR. So here it is.

    Priced at a MSRP of 500 USD, it is a budget line of Winchester. Instead of getting a cold hammer forged barrel of the Model 70, the barrel of the XPR is button rifled. It is attached to the receiver by a barrel nut, so headspacing is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted. The entire receiver is heat treated for better strength, and the bolt is Teflon coated. The trigger mechanism is essentially the same as the Model 70, but the safety is integrated to the trigger group in the XPR.

    The cost cutting measure comes in the form of plastic trigger guard and black plastic stock in only one colour: black. It is offered in 270, 30-06, 300 Win Mag and 308 in long action only.







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    Seems like everyone is coming out with budget bolt guns these days.
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    that doesn't look like the mauser action of the model 70 either

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    Thanks GT.
    About time Winchester came out with an entry level rifle. I saw it posted on their web page and wondered what it was about. I guess time will tell if it's a Savage beater.
    Bush hunter!

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    Thanks for the post

    Not a fan of the recoil groove......
    Society should work like a Highway..... “Minor incident, no Injuries, pull over to the side”..... Stop making your issues hold back everyone else.

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    Any models with open sights?

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    interesting, looking forward to seeing more on this.
    Seems like a T3 recoil lug arrangement with a Savage barrel nut followed with an Icon bolt.
    The mounting of the trigger and tang look...interesting.
    And the receiver looks like simplicity itself- a round pipe, nothing more.
    It should be interesting to see if these attributes gel together to make a better mouse trap, or not.
    No pics of the magazine?

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    They've added a shotshow video on this:
    Bush hunter!

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    So I wonder how many hours he practiced that presentation in his hotel rooms mirror...
    Make it in stainless, make it cheap and I'll give one a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinimon View Post
    Seems like everyone is coming out with budget bolt guns these days.
    Not everyone can afford the higher end stuff...still need to add mounts and glass to this, not to mention ammo. That or not everyone is "big" into hunting or shooting and just want something basic.

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