Winchester XPR Synthetic .243 Threaded
XPR Bolt-Action Rifles
Watch this video to learn what makes the XPR so accurate and functional.
Technology. 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 an innovative rifle that meets the performance expectations of today’s demanding hunters.
Rain, snow, sleet or mud — you name it and the XPR can handle it. It’s a rugged, no nonsense game-getter that will put meat in your freezer for many years to come. Most of all, the feature-packed XPR bolt-action rifle embodies the lasting quality you’ve come to expect from Winchester Repeating Arms.
Creating a Superior Trigger System. How do you obtain a light, crisp, clean trigger pull? A trigger that will make all the difference in how accurately you can shoot? We believe this is found in the advanced M.O.A. Trigger System. The trigger is the heart of every rifle, and the XPR has a lot of heart. Below is an outline of what sets the new XPR apart, point by point. If you are considering a new rifle, take the time to know this rifle inside and out.
Hardened steel components. The trigger housing and all internal components in the M.O.A trigger are constructed of polished and hardened carbon steel with a blued finish for added durability and corrosion resistance.
M.O.A. Trigger SYSTEM. The M.O.A. Trigger System works on the simple principle of the pivoting lever. The system offers a 2:1 mechanical advantage that results in a superior trigger pull. The trigger piece offers a wide, smooth face to better distribute finger pressure for a lighter, more sensitive feel. Because of its geometry and 2:1 mechanical advantage, the trigger piece travels only half the distance of the actuator (2X). Since this distance is cut in half, the perception of creep and overtravel are virtually eliminated. This means that your “feel” for the trigger is greatly enhanced, and thus your effective accuracy, both in the field and off the bench are improved. Click or tap on READ MORE.
Everything You Wanted To Know About The XPR Rifle.
M.O.A. Trigger System. The M.O.A. Trigger System in the XPR rifle works on the simple principle of the pivoting lever. The system offers a 2:1 mechanical advantage that results in a superior trigger pull. The M.O.A.’s trigger piece offers a wide, smooth face to better distribute finger pressure for a lighter, more sensitive feel. Because of its geometry and 2:1 mechanical advantage, the trigger piece travels only half the distance of the actuator (2X). Since this distance is cut in half, the perception of creep and overtravel are virtually eliminated. This means that your “feel” for the trigger is greatly enhanced, and thus your effective accuracy, both in the field and off the bench are improved.
- ZERO TAKE-UP. Take-up is the distance the trigger piece travels prior to the sear moving toward release and the shooter feeling resistance. The XPR rifle’s M.O.A. Trigger System uses a spring to eliminate take-up by keeping the trigger piece in constant contact with the actuator. Unlike many competitors’ designs, the unique geometry of the M.O.A. pre-loads the entire trigger system to bias-out normal manufacturing tolerances.
- ZERO CREEP. Creep is the perceptible movement of the trigger prior to the release of the firing pin and has a negative influence on accuracy, causing inconsistency and uncertainty during the pull of the trigger. Creep contributes to jerking the trigger, thus adding to movement of the gun during firing. The 2:1 mechanical advantage created by this unique design geometry has virtually eliminated creep in the XPR™ rifle’s M.O.A. Trigger.
- ZERO OVERTRAVEL. Overtravel is the rearward movement of the trigger after the firing pin has been released. It can actually jar the gun away from its intended point of aim and is very distracting to the shooter. The XPR rifle’s adjustable M.O.A. Trigger System is set at the factory to break at a crisp 3 1/2 pounds with no perceptible overtravel. When the sear drops, the trigger stops. Where you aim is where you shoot.
The feature packed XPR continues the design leadership of Winchester Repeating Arms. Using advanced materials and the latest technology results in an accurate and rugged hunting rifle that will get the job done every time. Best of all, the XPR is priced just right for today’s hunter.
TRIGGER GUARD AND MAGAZINE. The one-piece TRIGGER GUARD and MAGAZINE FRAME design offers a generous guard opening for use with gloves. The DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE is constructed of a light yet rugged polymer and securely latches at both the front and rear. A single stack design that feeds cartridges in a straight line to the chamber; the magazine’s capacity is three rounds in both magnum and standard calibers. Additional magazines can be easily carried in a pocket or pack.
BARREL. The CHROMOLY STEEL BARREL on the XPR rifle is precisely button-rifled to create outstanding accuracy with a wide variety of bullet weights and types. Every barrel is thermally stress relieved to ensure straight and true accuracy, even during long strings of fire. The BARREL NUT keeps the entire barrel/receiver assembly precisely aligned and allows for more accurate headspace control during manufacture. This means there is nothing to shift out of position and degrade accuracy. The entire barrel is FREE-FLOATING to eliminate any accuracy robbing pressure points.
RECEIVER. The XPR RECEIVER is chromoly steel barstock that’s 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. Two socket head action screws allow the receiver to be precisely torqued in the stock for maximum accuracy. The receiver is drilled and tapped for robust 8-40 screws, creating a more secure mounting for today’s larger, high-magnification scopes.
STOCK. The XPR rifle’s ADVANCED POLYMER STOCK comes in a choice of subdued finishes with textured panels on the fore-end and pistol grip to improve grip in cold, wet weather. The fore-end has rounded edges plus a slightly flattened bottom profile for comfortable shooting from any position. This flattened profile also optimizes stability when firing off sandbags or a rest.
STOCK INTERFACE. A critical feature of any high-powered rifle is how the action and barrel are set in the stock. The XPR rifle’s receiver nestles onto FLAT PROFILE INTERFACE PADS and into a cross-mounted recoil lug to resist flex and twist when firing. The XPR will hold its zero under the most adverse conditions.
CROWN. Every XPR rifle features a RECESSED TARGET-STYLE CROWN at the muzzle to protect the rifling from nicks and dings. Each bullet exits the barrel uniformly for the ultimate in downrange accuracy.
PAD. The INFLEX TECHNOLOGY RECOIL PAD has specially shaped internal rib structures that redirect the recoil impulse, moving the comb down and away from your face. The ideally contoured contact area on the XPR rifle offers optimal protection against felt recoil, even when shooting today’s magnum loads.