Winchester Repeating Arms, a rifle manufacturer made famous by the innovative lever action Model 1866, debuted a concept chassis style rifle at the 2017 SHOT Show. One year later, the Winchester XPC is ready to hit the market.
SPECS: Winchester XPC
- Cartridge: .308, 6.5 CM, .243 Win.
- Capacity:5+1; 10+1
- Barrel length: 20 in. (.308); 24 in. (6.5 & .243)
- Overall length: 44 in.
- Length of Pull: 13.75 in.
- Stock: Composite
- Receiver finish: matte blued
- MSRP: $1,599
The Winchester XPC is a bolt action rifle that is mated to a chassis. Based on the Winchester XPR Rifle, the XPC features Winchesters M.O.A. trigger system and is available in 243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 308 Winchester. Winchester markets the M.O.A. Trigger as having zero take-ups, no creep or overtravel and is user adjustable. The M.O.A. Trigger comes from the factory adjusted at 3.5 lbs. I got to dry fire the Winchester XPC rifle during SHOT Show, and I found the trigger to be excellent.
Aside from a decent trigger, the Winchester XPC comes with a full-length M-LOK handguard. This is advantageous if an end user wants to add a light for hunting at night or augment night vision. The Picatinny/MIL-STD 1913 rail at the 12 o’clock position would be ideal for mounting a night vision or thermal unit, or a Charlie TARAC prism for long range shooting. The XPC also comes from the factory with a 20 MOA rail, Magpul PRS Gen3 stock and since the muzzle is threaded, ready to go for suppressed use.
Winchester did a good job with the XPC rifle. I have an old Winchester Model 70 sitting in my safe that has a lot of sentimental value. The XPC retails for $1,599 which is bargain considering the capabilities you are getting with this rifle. It’s nice to see Winchester adding more innovative products to their rifle lineup.
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