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Winchester XPR Sporter - 308 Win
Winchester XPR Sporter - 308 Win
 
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Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: 308 win
Trigger: Adjustable
Stock: Grade 1 walnut
Barrel Length: 22 in
Twist Rate
: 1 in 12 inch
Total Length: 42 in
Weight: 6.8 lbs


Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

Our Price: $749.00
Firearm Classification: Valid P.A.L required to purchase

Quantity Available:1


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Winchester XPR Sporter - 308 Win :

Winchesters newest powerhouse bolt-action in a walnut stock. For some of us, nothing beats the traditional look and feel of a good walnut stock. Walnut is durable, aesthetically pleasing, and more sturdy/stable than an entry level plastic rifle stock.

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, threir 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 todays demanding hunters.

Rain, snow, sleet or mud. You name it and the XPR can handle it. Its 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 have 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 new XPRs 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 XPR rifles 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 XPR rifles 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 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.

Features & Design

  • True Timber Strata camo finish
  • Permacote flat dark earth finish
  • Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
  • Precision button rifled barrel
  • M.O.A. trigger system
  • Nickel Teflon coated bolt
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Composite stock with Textured gripping surfaces
  • Inflex recoil pad

308 Winchester

The .308 Winchester (pronounced: "three-oh-eight" or "three-aught-eight") is a rimless, bottlenecked, rifle cartridge and is the commercial cartridge from which the 7.62x51mm NATO round was derived. The .308 Winchester was introduced in 1952, two years prior to the NATO adoption of the 7.62x51mm NATO T65. Winchester branded the cartridge and introduced it to the commercial hunting market as the .308 Winchester. Winchester's Model 70 and Model 88 rifles were subsequently chambered for the new cartridge. Since then, the .308 Winchester has become the most popular short-action, big-game hunting cartridge worldwide. It is also commonly used for civilian target shooting, military sniping, and police sharpshooting. The relatively short case makes the .308 Winchester especially well-adapted for short-action rifles. When loaded with a bullet that expands, tumbles, or fragments in tissue, this cartridge is capable of high terminal performance.

Although very similar to the military 7.62x51mm NATO specifications, the .308 cartridge is not identical, and there are special considerations that may apply when mixing these cartridges with 7.62x51mm NATO, and .308 Winchester chambered arms. Their interchange is, however, considered safe by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI)

Suggested Use

  • Predators
  • Small Game
  • Varmint
  • Deer
  • Black Bear
  • Moose (short range)
  • Elk (short range)

Performance

The .308 Winchester is one of the most popular hunting cartridges in the United States, and possibly the world. It has gained popularity in many countries as an exceptional cartridge for game in the medium- to large-sized class. In North America it is used extensively on whitetail deer, pronghorn and even the occasional caribou or black bear.

Clay Harvey, an American gun writer, says it is usable on moose and elk. Layne Simpson, an American who has hunted in Sweden, says he is surprised how many hunters there use the cartridge. Craig Boddington was told by a Norma Precision executive that the .308 is one of Norma's best-selling calibers.

In Africa the .308 Win is one of the most popular calibers among Bushveld hunters and is used on anything from duiker right up to the massive eland (a small and large African antelope respectively). Proponents of the hydrostatic shock theory contend that the .308 Winchester has sufficient energy to impart hydrostatic shock to living targets when rapidly expanding bullets deliver a high rate of energy transfer.

The .308 Winchester has slightly more drop at long range than the .30-06 Springfield, owing to its slightly lower (100 ft/s) muzzle velocity with most bullet weights. Cartridges with significantly higher muzzle velocities, such as the .300 Winchester Magnum can have significantly less drop at long range.