Mossberg Patriot| Complete Review 2020

Mossberg Patriot

The Mossberg Patriot is the base model rifle that is built into 6 different models for different purposes and price points. Today’s blog is going to give you the basic information you need to understand which Mossberg rife is right for you. We’re going to review the Mossberg Synthetic, Mossberg Hunting, Mossberg Predator, and the Mossberg Patriot Vortex II Combo. No other large gun manufacturer is building quality rifles at the price of any of these Mossberg rifles. I’ve included different calibers because it will depend on what animals you choose to hunt.

Mossberg Patriot Synthetic

The .243 Winchester Mossberg Patriot rifle is perfect for use n the plains or on the East Coast. I’d never recommended you hunting anything bigger than a White Tail/ Black Tail deer with this rifle. In fact, I would use this as a starter rifle to get used to hunting deer and Varmin, such as gophers, coyotes, and wild hogs. The synthetic stock will help reduce the felt-recoil to give you a great base to shoot from. With a 22″ barrel and a 1:10″ twist rate, you can use heavier ammo and reach targets much further than any rifle in this class. With the ability to adjust the trigger pull weight from 2-7 lbs of force, you can customize this rifle to fit your exact shooting style. There is no other rifle on the market that you can get this level of customization for under $400.

Specs:

Caliber .243 WIN
Capacity 5+1
Barrel Type Fluted
Barrel Length 22″
Sight/Base Weaver Style Bases
Twist 1:10
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 6.5
Length 42.75″

 

Why Should I Buy the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic?

With every Mossberg, you get the quality and dependability that is expected with such a big name in the gun game. Although the rifles might not be what they’re known for, the Mossberg Patriot is great for a beginning hunter. The synthetic stock will reduce your felt-recoil and make you more comfortable, while the trigger pull weight is light enough to break with barely a touch. All Mossberg Patriot rifles come with a crowned muzzle to ensure the bullet comes out evenly every time. A .243 Winchester is light enough bullet to prevent a lot of kick, which is great for those just learning how to shoot. If you’re hunting deer, coyote, or groundhogs, this is a great gun for an extraordinary price.

 

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic?

  1. Gallery of Guns
  2. The Shooting Store
  3. Gearfire
  4. Palmetto State Armory
  5. Gun Broker
  6. Bass Pro Shops

 

 

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Mossberg Patriot Predator

The Mossberg Predator is a little different than the standard synthetic model with its oversized bolt handles and top-mount Picatinny Rail System. This rifle is chambered in a .308 Winchester, which allows you to hunt almost any big-game in North America (I’d go heavier for bison or a brown bear). You can buy the Predator in the newly chambers .450 Bushmaster if you want to hunt bear or bison. The Picatinny Rail is an upgrade from the Weaver rails and will allow you to mount a variety of optics and scopes easier than the synthetic.

 

Specs:

Caliber .308 WIN
Capacity 5+1
Barrel Type Fluted, Threaded 5/8″-24 TPI
Barrel Length 22″
Sight/Base Picatinny Rail
Twist 1:10
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Flat Dark Earth)
Weight 6.5
Length 42.25″

 

Why Should I Buy The Mossberg Patriot Predator?

The Patriot Predator is chambered in 4 different rounds, which gives it the versatility to match the affordability and comfort of the Synthetic model. I would buy this rifle if I were wanting a year around hunting rifle that I could use all over North America. Whether you chamber this in the .308 or .450 Bushmaster, it will pack enough punch to knock down any animal we have on our continent. For around $400, I can’t think of another rifle that would compare in quality or dependability that Mossberg will offer you.

 

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg Patriot Predator?

 

  1. Gallery of Guns
  2. The Shooting Store
  3. Gearfire
  4. Palmetto State Armory
  5. Gun Broker

 

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Mossberg Patriot Vortex II Combo

Mossberg has shown a desire to improve their product line by collaborating with the best professionals from Jerry Meculek to Shockwave Industries. Collaborating with Vortex to combine the Synthetic Patriot with a competent scope reduces the price and increases the effectiveness of the rifle. My favorite feature with this rifle is the fact that the scope is already mounted to the Weaver base and is ready to be zeroed right out of the box. The Vortex Crossfire II is a great scope for shorter ranges, such as shooting up to 300 yards (at least for me, but I have horrible vision). Either way, I wouldn’t trust this scope at distances longer than 700 yards for sure.

Specs:

Caliber .308 WIN
Capacity 5+1
Barrel Type Fluted
Barrel Length 22″
Sight/Base Weaver Style Bases
Scope Vortex Crossfire II – 3-9x40mm
Twist 1:10
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75″
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 7.5
Length 42.75″

 

Why Should I Buy the Mossberg Patriot Vortex II Combo Rifle?

This is your best chance of getting more for your money without having to get professional help installing your scope. As easy as it sounds to mount a scope, if you’ve never done it before, it can be harder than it looks. Buying the combo will save you around $100 and up to 4 hours figuring out how to install your scope. Chambered in .308 provides you with a year-round hunting rifle designed to bring down anything from an elk to a white-tail deer. I can’t stress enough to the importance of getting a high-quality scope that averages around $150 mounted for free.

Where Can I Buy the Mossberg Patriot ZVortex II Combo?

 

  1. Gallery of Guns
  2. The Shooting Store
  3. Gearfire
  4. Palmetto State Armory
  5. Gun Broker

 

 

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Vortex Crossfire II w/ Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

The Vortex Crossfire II has a large eyepiece that is designed to allow the shooter to square their target faster than the average scope. The 3.8″ eye relief is long enough to ensure your safety from any kickback that the rifle will give. From someone who knows what aircraft-grade aluminum can do to your eyebrow when you shoot too close to the scope, a 3.8″ relief is comforting. The tube and o-ring are sealed to make this scope waterproof, fog proof, and shock-resistant to be able to shoot in any weather condition you’ll face in the field. The Dead-Hold BDC Reticle is designed to eliminate holdover and provide more accurate windage corrections. The secondary focal plane hash marks allow you to adjust your shot based on weather and elevation without guesswork.

 

 

 

 

Winchester 243 PSP Super-X Ammunition

The .243 ammo I’d use for the Mossberg Patriot is the Super-X from Winchester. This ammo has incredible velocity (3,350 ft/per second) combined with a soft point for instant expansion. The rapid and uniform expansion of this round is perfect for varmin, such as groundhogs, coyotes, gophers, and foxes. The incredibly high velocity will give you much better accuracy than some other ammunition companies. This round will bring down a deer, but I’d recommend using an FMJ bullet for larger deer to ensure you don’t run around the woods tracking him. 

 

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Winchester 308 Deer Season XP Ammunition

A .308 chambered rifle is one of my favorite rifles to use because its one of the most versatile rounds on the market. The Winchester Deer Season is specifically designed to give the shooter a large tip with instant expansion. This combination of a larger tip and rapid expansion will result in incredible damage and a large open wound that no deer is coming back from. The power from a 2,820 ft/per second bullet made from an alloyed lead core provides enough punch to knock down any sized deer. The extreme level of penetration and power makes this bullet perfect for any deer from mule to White-tail and even elk.

 

 

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Conclusion

The Mossberg Patriot is the most dependable and accurate rifle you’ll ever find for under $400 anywhere in the world. Accompanied by one of the most trusted names in firearms, the Mossberg Patriot is a great 1st rifle. The Patriot comes in 6 different models to choose from, depending on your purpose and style of shooting. I recommend using the Mossberg Patriot as a year-round deer rifle or a varmint hunting rifle. You’ll end up with around 1.5 MOA at 100 yards when you zero this rifle, which is incredible for the price point. Combining the Vortex Crossfire II with the Patriot synthetic model will give you the most bang for your buck. If you’re looking for a higher-end rifle to meet all of your needs, I would step up and buy the MVP model.  You’ll spend double the money, but you’ll have a sub 1 MOA at 100 yards and a rifle you could trust at any distance you’re comfortable shooting from.

 

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