Mossberg adds 6.5 PRC, 350 Legend to Patriot Series rifles
By Chris Eger
When it comes to their 6.5 PRC-chambered Patriot rifles, Mossberg uses a standard contour, free-floating 24-inch barrel with a 1:8 twist rate, straight-edge fluting and 5/8”- 24TPI muzzle threads. Shown here on an FDE model. (Photo: Mossberg)
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Mossberg this week announced new Patriot series bolt-action rifles chambered for the increasingly popular 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge and .350 Legend.
When it comes to 6.5 PRC, two new rifles in the Patriot Predator line for those looking to extend their range. The spicy new round– described as the “big brother” to the 6.5 Creedmoor— was introduced by Hornady in 2018 to scratch a new itch for those wanting to push out beyond 1,000 yards and has seen numerous gun makers move to produce rifles to accommodate it.
Mossberg’s Patriot Predator 6.5 PRCs both sport a 24-inch fluted and threaded barrel that, when coupled with a synthetic stock, keeps the 44.25-inch rifles at about 7-pounds. Shipping standard with a Picatinny scope base/rail, they have a 4+1 round magazine capacity. The difference between the two models is in the finish, with one available with a matte blue barrel and FDE stock while the other option has a Patriot Brown Cerakote finish