NRA Gun of the Week: Mossberg Patriot Vortex Series

Announced at the 2015 SHOT Show, the new Mossberg Patriots have a bolt knob with an improved angle and a band of checkering around its circumference. A classic-looking straight stock can be had in either black synthetic or actual walnut. Touches left over from previous Mossberg bolt guns include spiral fluting on the bolt and the tail on the left rear of the cocking piece. Versions are also offered in the Night Train, Youth and camouflaged Deer Thug configurations (both of the latter with stock spacers allowing different lengths of pull). To us, the clear standout is the walnut-stocked Patriot that comes from the factory as a package with a Vortex Crossfire 3-9X 40 mm riflescope already installed. The Patriots are available in 11 chamberings ranging from .22-250 Rem. up to .375 Ruger, depending on the model. MSRP for the package gun and scope in the video above is around $650. 

For all these reasons and more this gun was not only an "Editor's Choice" pick from this year's SHOT Show, it is now our featured NRA Gun of the Week. Watch the video above to learn more and see it taken downrange.

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