Episode 3 - Inside the XPR: Built on a solid foundation.
After machining it’s through hardened during the heat-treatment process to create a strong, stiff and solid receiver capable of delivering pinpoint accuracy for the life of the rifle. The XPR’s ejection port is generously sized for more reliable ejection and to allow easier access when loading single cartridges by hand, such as when you’re shooting at the bench. (If you are a target shooter or an avid reloader you’ll really appreciate this feature.)
You can’t hit what you can’t see, and that’s why the top of the XPR’s receiver is drilled and tapped for four robust 8-40 screws to create a more secure mounting for today’s larger, heavier, high-magnification scopes. Once you’ve properly mounted your scope bases and rings, they won’t shift under normal handling and transportation. (That’s a big boost to your confidence when your rifle is going into and out of your ATV’s gun boot or truck’s gun rack several times a day during a hunt.)
Read the entire 5-part series plus the introduction: "Winchester Knows Bolt Actions."
Copyright Winchester Repeating Arms, 2017. Written by WRA staff writer Scott Engen. Photos copyright by Winchester Repeating Arms, or Olin company archives, in the public domain or as indicated in the caption.