Mossberg’s Patriot Predator Now Available in 6.5 PRC

    Mossberg 6.5 PRC Patriot Predator (Mossberg)

    Mossberg have announced the introduction of the Predator in 6.5 PRC to their Patriot range of bolt action rifles. The Patriot Predator is suppressor-ready with a 5/8” threaded muzzle and comes in a number of stock options – both the FDE and Strata Camo stocks are available. The Predator is now available in .243 Winchester, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 450 Bushmaster, 6.5 PRC and .22-250 Remington.

    FDE Patriiot

    Mossberg Patriot Predator, with FDE Cerakote (Mossberg)

    Here’s what Mossberg have to say about the new additions to the Patriot range:

    Joining the family of suppressor and optics-ready Patriot Predator bolt-action rifles is the newest cartridge to dominate long-range shooting, the 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge). These purpose-built rifles are housed in a durable Flat Dark Earth (FDE) synthetic stock with matte blue metalwork and TrueTimber® Strata™ camouflaged-synthetic stock with Patriot Brown Cerakote® metal finish and are packed with premium features to deliver tack-driving performance in the 6.5 PRC chambering.

    For extended-range performance in the field or at the range, the 6.5 PRC, designed for short-action, bolt-action rifles, offers a balance of velocity and manageable recoil combined with a flat trajectory. Inherently accurate with its exceptional ballistics to beyond 1000 yards, the 6.5 PRC delivers long-range performance in the compact Patriot Predator rifle.

    The Patriot Predator features Mossberg’s proven twin-lug, push-feed machined-steel action, fed from a lightweight polymer, flush 4-round box magazine. The standard contour, free-floating 24-inch barrel features a 1:8 twist rate, straight-edge fluting and is threaded (5/8”- 24 threads per inch) for the addition of a suppressor. A protective cap is included. The barrel is constructed of carbon steel and features a matte blue or Patriot Brown Cerakote finish. Every Patriot rifle features Mossberg’s patented LBA™ (Lightning Bolt Action™) user-adjustable trigger with a 2 to 7-pound range of adjustment, to help provide consistent shot-after-shot placement. A top-mounted Picatinny rail provides for ease of mounting and repositioning optics. And completing this performance-driven bolt-action package are oversized bolt handle; spiral-fluted bolt; and sling swivel studs.

    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. Giving the stock a modern feel is textured stippling on the grip and three surface areas of the forend. Choice of FDE or TrueTimber Strata camo-finished stocks provide for greater versatility through multiple seasons and varied terrain. A polymer block insert with integral magazine well provides a simple, but effective bedding platform. Rounding out the stock design is a traditional black rubber recoil pad.

    Mossberg Patriot Predator

    Mossberg Patriot Predator with Strata Camo (Mossberg)

    The standard Predator in 6.5 PRC has an MSRP of $455.00 while the Strata Camo version is available for $540.00 (MSRP).  Find out more over at Mossberg’s site.

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