Mossberg recently dropped its latest addition to the Patriot family of rifles, the 6.5 PRC Patriot Predator. We got the chance to send some rounds downrange at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, and Mossberg’s newest long-range bolt gun impressed. Capable for hunting or long-range competition, the remarkable low price makes the new Patriot Predator an instant competitor in what is becoming a very popular category.
Mossberg 6.5 PRC Patriot Predator
The new 6.5 PRC Patriot Predator comes with either a Flat Dark Earth or True Timber Strata camouflage synthetic stock. Matte blue metal adorns the former, while the latter sports a Patriot Brown Cerakote.
The rifles feature Mossberg’s twin-lug, push-feed machined-steel action. It feeds from a lightweight polymer, flush four-round box magazine. The standard contour, free-floating 24-inch barrel features a 1:8 twist. Straight-edge fluting 5/8″-24 threading for suppressors adds versatility. It also ships with a protective cap. Meanwhile, the barrel is constructed of carbon steel, featuring a matte blue or Cerakote finish.
Each Patriot rifle features Mossberg’s LBA (Lightning Bolt Action) user-adjustable trigger. It ranges from 2 to 7 pounds, enabling shooters to dial in the break. A top-mounted Picatinny rail provides easy scope mounting. An oversized bolt handle, spiral-fluted bolt and sling swivel studs add proven components to the design.
A classically-styled stock delivers comfort and helps reduce felt recoil, according to Mossberg. It utilizes a straight comb, rounded edges and a raised cheekpiece. Textured stippling on the grip and three surface areas on the forend provides a modern feel. A polymer block insert also provides a simple bedding platform. Lastly is MSRP, which starts at $441. For more information, visit mossberg.com.
Mossberg 6.5 PRC Patriot Predator Specifications
- Caliber: 6.5 PRC
- Overall Capacity: 4+1
- Barrel/Finish: 24-inch Fluted/Threaded, Matte Blue
- Scope Base: Picatinny Rail
- Twist: 1:8
- Overall Length: 44.25 inches
- LOP: 13.75 inches
- Stock/Finish: Synthetic, Flat Dark Earth or TrueTimber Strata
- Overall Weight: 7 pounds
- MSRP: $441 (FDE), $524 (TruTimber Strata)