The European Walnut stock is machine checkered at about 22 LPI on the forend and on the neck of the stock, and is flawlessly executed. 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. Other standard features include a crowned muzzle, a 1-inch Mossberg ventilated rubber recoil pad and sling swivel studs fore and aft.
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. Weaver style scope-ring bases are provided.
During testing we put our sample .308 Win. Patriot Revere Rifle through its paces and found it wanting in no regard. We experienced no failures to feed, fire, extract or eject, and the detachable box magazine always inserted and could be removed without fanfare.
We’ve also found in the past that Mossberg bolt-gun’s just plain get it done in the downrange-precision department, and the Patriot Revere handily held up this tradition. Testing with loads from Black Hills, Hornady, Federal and Remington—ranging from 150 to 175 in grain weight—our test rifle proved capable of MOA accuracy at 100-yards with all but one. It’s favorite load (which also has a reputation as a proven performer with us) proved to be Black Hills’ 168-gr. A-Max load, printing a 0.75-inch 3-shot cluster, proving the Patriot Revere isn’t just a pretty face.
See the highly competent and lovely looking Patriot Revere Rifle at your firearms retailer, or for more information contact O. F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.; Tel.: (203) 230-5300; Web: http://www.mossberg.com