SHOT Show: Great New Rifles for 2017


Winchester XPC

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Winchester took its successful XPR bolt-action rifle and transformed it into a dedicated long-range gun to create the XPC. Like the XPR, it comes with an oversized three-lug bolt and the excellent MOA adjustable trigger, but in an effort to meet the needs of the ever-growing crowd of long-range shooters, Winchester added a heavy button-rifled, free-floated barrel with 5/8x24 threads and an alloy chassis frame with Cerakote finish and MagPul PRS Gen 3 stock. There’s a 20 MOA scope rail on top and an extended two-piece bolt handle. In addition, there are MLOK attachments on the foreend and buttstock for adding accessories and QD mounts on the buttstock. The rifle comes with a 10-round MagPul P-MAG AICS magazine as well as a five-round MDT metal mag. Available calibers include .308, .243 and 6.5 Creedmoor. ($1,599;

The annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas serves as a stage for gun companies to introduce new products for the new year. This year’s crop of new centerfires includes a little bit of everything, from light mountain-hunting guns to heavy target rifles with features that appeal to long-range shooters. Here’s a look at some of our favorite new guns for 2017.

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