Consumer Information

Winchester XPR Rifle Recall

**  Important Winchester Repeating Arms Safety Notice and Recall  **

In October 2015, Winchester issued a recall and important safety notice for Winchester XPR rifles.

XPR rifles have the potential to fire an unintended round when the safety switch is manipulated. During continuous product testing, Winchester found that moving the safety switch on the XPR rifle “may cause movement in the trigger system that could result in unintended firing of certain XPR rifles.”

Winchester XPR
Winchester’s XPR is offered in .270 and .30/06 with a 24-inch barrel and in .300 Win. Mag. and .338 Win. Mag. with a 26-inch barrel.

As such, Winchester is recalling all XPR rifles. Winchester is replacing certain trigger group parts in all Winchester XPR rifles free. Winchester requests all owners of XPR rifles send their rifles for retrofitting.

Winchester stresses:

WARNING: Do not load or shoot any XPR rifle until it has been returned to our service center and received a retrofit. Failure to follow this warning may result in a risk of harm, including serious personal injury or death to you and others.

To return your rifle to Winchester for work, contact them immediately with instructions


 Toll Free: 1-800-727-4312

You can see the original recall on Winchester’s website by clicking here.

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Comments (6)

  1. I was hunting with my daughter with some mental disabilities at 33 years old and had the biggest buck that she is ever encounter in front of her at 20 yards and the Winchester 308 150 grain ballistic Silvertip did not go off. It ran off a few minutes later another smaller 10 point came in and again the bullet did not go off. I gave the bullets to a friend of mine and he said they would not fire in his gun either. I felt really bad for my daughter because she hunts pretty hard with me and then to get the opportunity you kill a wall hanger buck and the shells would not go off.

  2. First shot out of XPR AT GUN RANGE. Doing barrel breaking process, after removing the bolt to run a patch, the bolt is in the un-cocked position (forgive me if term is incorrect, I’m not a gunsmith) meaning that as the bolt was cycled, somewhere in the process, the firing pin fell. Of course, the bolt cannot be replaced into the receiver entitled it is crammed into the ” cocked” position. Looking for how to do that is how I found the recall. I wasn’t even notified.

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