Mossberg has two new suppressor- and optics-ready bolt-action rifles in the company's Patriot Predator, both chambered in 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), a new cartridge specifically created for long-range shooting. These newest models are designed to take advantage of the extended-range performance of the 6.5 PRC round. Inherently accurate with its exceptional ballistics to beyond 1,000 yards and offering a balance of velocity and manageable recoil combined with a flat trajectory, the 6.5 PRC delivers long-range performance in short-action, bolt-action rifles like the compact Patriot Predator rifle.
The Patriot Predator rifle features Mossberg’s twin-lug, push-feed machined-steel action and feed from a lightweight polymer, flush four-round box magazine. The standard-contour, free-floating, 24-inch barrel features a 1:8-inch twist rate, straight-edge fluting and is threaded (5/8-24 TPI) for the addition of a suppressor, along with a protective cap for everyday use. The barrel is built from carbon steel and features a matte blue or Patriot Brown Cerakote finish.
Every Patriot rifle also features Mossberg’s patented LBA (Lightning Bolt Action) trigger, which is easily adjustable by the user from 2 to 7 pounds of pull to help provide consistent shot placement. A top-mounted Picatinny rail allows for easy of mounting and repositioning of optics. An oversized bolt handle; spiral-fluted bolt and sling-swivel studs complete the performance-based features of this rifle.
The classically-styled stock on the Patriot Predator rifle is well-designed for comfort and reduced felt recoil with its straight comb, rounded edges and raised cheekpiece. The textured stippling on the grip and three surface areas of the fore-end give the stock a modern feel, and your choice of FDE or TrueTimber Strata camo-finished stocks provide for greater versatility through the seasons and in varied terrain. A polymer block insert with integral magazine well provides a simple yet effective bedding platform. The stock also has a traditional black rubber recoil pad.