Mossberg recently announced the addition of five new Patriot bolt-action rifles featuring stocks with matte blue metal finishes in .243 Win., .308 Win., .270 Win., .30-’06
Sprg. or .300 Win. Mag. chamberings.
The Patriot series is based on Mossberg’s proven twin-lug, push-feed machined-steel action that is fed from a lightweight polymer, flush box magazine with 5-round total capacity (4-round capacity for .300 Win. Mag.).
The button rifled, standard contour, free-floating 22-inch barrels are constructed of carbon steel and feature straight-edge fluting and recessed crowns. Exposed metalwork has a matte blue finish. Every Patriot rifle also features Mossberg’s patented LBA trigger system that is user-adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds pull. Other standard features include distinctive, spiral-fluted bolts; receiver-mounted, Weaver-style scope bases for ease of adding optics; and sling swivel studs.
These five new Patriot rifles feature Kryptek Highlander stocks; a camouflage pattern specially-designed for hunting in varied terrain and elevation.
The classic stock design has textured stippling on the grip and the three surface areas of the forend and features a straight comb with rounded edges, raised cheekpiece and traditional rubber butt pad for greater comfort and reduced recoil. A polymer block insert with integral magazine well provides a simple, but effective
To complement the stock redesign and improve handling, Mossberg has streamlined the bolt handle, providing additional clearance for gloved or larger hands, and added an aggressively-checkered bolt knob.