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You might think it’d be hard to find one rifle capable of hunting several types of game that is also built for harsh abuse and is very affordable. Right? Well, think again. Mossberg’s ATR (All-Terrain Rifle) is all of that and more. Author David Draper recently took a .308 ATR on a pronghorn and bear hunt in the rugged terrain of New Mexico and reported his results in the upcoming November 2013 issue of Rifle Firepower.

His sample “fluted-barrel, walnut-stocked .308 ATR sans scope is listed with an MSRP of $416, though shoppers shouldn’t expect to pay more than $400 for it at most gun dealers.” Draper continues, “Aesthetically, the ATR is not going to win any awards, but then again, that’s not what it was designed for. A name like All-Terrain Rifle conjures images of off-road, back-of-beyond use, and frankly, I prefer a solidly built ‘meat’ rifle to one that looks fancy.”

So did Draper bag any game with the ATR? Did the rifle handle the rough abuse of his harsh NM hunt? To find out more, check out the November 2013 issue of Rifle Firepower, available on newsstands and digitally August 13, 2013. To subscribe, go to http://riflefirepower.com/subscribe.

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