Mossberg Patriot Revere Rifle

The Mossberg Patriot Revere ($823) is the top-of-the–line model in the Patriot linene-up. It’s offered in six traditional long- and short-action calibers, including  .30-06 Spfld., .308. Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win., .308 Win. and .300 Win Mag. Detachbale box magazine capcities are 5, except for the .300 Win,. Mag., which is 4. The Patriot Revere features a highly-figured premier 2.0  Grade European Walnut, one-peice stock with Monte Carlo cheek piece that rivals anything Remington offers in its Model CDL SF. In addition, the stock features rosewood forend and grip caps with white line wood and rosewood spacers that make it look expensive, with an “M” for “Mossberg” laser engragved on the face of the grip cap.

We’ve seen rifles with a price tag double (or more) of that of the Patriot Revere, wearing a stock that looks half as good. The pronounced tiger-striping throughout the Premier Grade 2 European Walnut stock was flat-impressive. A classic-looking Monte-Carlo cheekpiece aids in eye-to-scope alignment (well, for right-hand shooters anyway) and a one-inch ventilated recoil pad handles the job of taking the edge off of felt-recoil.

The European Walnut stock is machine checkered at about 22 LPI on the forend and on the neck of the stock. The checkering is flawlessly executed and no one would suspect that it was machine checkered rather than hand checkered, except for the absence of over-runs and other hand-checkered foul-ups. The wood exhibits significant vertical tiger striping and light/dark longitudinal striping well in excess of what you will find in the typical wood of most production guns.

An attractive 2-lug, spiral fluted bolt with plunger-style ejector and claw-type extractor offer a turned-down bolt handle a and 2-position safety. Bolt lift is raises approximately 60 degrees to full open. With the safety on the bolt can be opened to remove a round from the chamber, and the detachable polymer box magazine can be dropped. The metal finish is a lustrous blue that complements the wood nicely. The LBA Adjustable Trigger—which looks a lot like a Savage Accu-Trigger, is user-adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds pull weight. All Mossberg Patriot Revere rifles are fitted with 24-inch carbon steel barrels rifled at appropriate twist rates for their chamberings.

Another rosewood cap adorns the grip, this time with an engraved “M” in the classic Mossberg font. Machine engraving on the palm swell is the same found on the forend and is as flawlessly executed as one could hope for.

Bottom Line, this is a very attractive .308 Win. rifle that anyone would be happy own or show off around hunting camp. We set up the Mossberg Patriot Revere Rifle with a very serious optic—a Burris Veracity 3-15×50 riflescope ($839). The magnification range of this multi-purpose optic lends itself equally well to short- or long-range targeting. No open sights are provided but Weaver style scope-ring bases are. The long action models have an overall length of 44.75” (.30-06, .300 Win Mag. and 6.5 Creedmoor), while the short-action models are a half inch shorter. All have a nominal unloaded weight of 7.0 pounds.

Mossberg offers the Patriot Rifle in six other models covering at least a dozen additional calibers from .22-250 through .338 Win Mag. and .375 Ruger. If you can’t find a Mossberg Patriot rifle to get your job done, you should probably consider taking up bowling instead to hunting and shooting.

The magnification range and range/windage compensating Ballistic Plex E1 FFP reticle of the 3-15x50mm Burris Veracity riflescope proved a great match to the Patriot Revere and its downrage capability, of which we found to be outstanding.

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