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New rifles from Winchester

More XPR bolt-action hunting rifles available for 2017

New rifles from Winchester

U.S.-based Winchester Repeating Arms is giving hunters more rifle options to choose from this year, adding a couple of new models to its XPR line.

The XPR Hunter Mountain Country Range model gets a polymer stock decked out in the new Mossy Oak Mountain Country Range camo colours. It’s available in several popular calibres from .243 to .338 magnum. Depending on the calibre, barrel lengths range from 22 to 26 inches. Average overall weight is 6¾ to 7¼ pounds, and suggested retail for these rifles is US$599.99.

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The new XPR Hunter Compact model also joins the line for 2017. This rifle offers a shorter, 13-inch length of pull that makes them ideal for younger shooters or those with smaller stature. Average weight is 6½ to 6¾ pounds, and the barrel lengths are 20 inches or 22 inches. The XPR Hunter Compact will be offered in popular short-action calibres from .243 to .325 WSM short magnum calibres, and it’ll be available in standard wood-look stock or Mossy Oak Break-Up Country versions.

Suggested retail is US$549.99 for the regular model and US$589.99 for the Mossy Oak version.

Among the features Winchester has built into all new XPRs are its M.O.A. trigger system (which offers an enhanced trigger feel), Perma-Cote matte blued metal surfaces to minimize glare, detachable box magazine, steel recoil lug, two position thumb safety and Inflex Technology recoil pad.

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