Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC

Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC
Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC with Strata camo stock.

Mossberg expands the Patriot line with the Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC.

Mossberg’s Patriot has carved out a nice niche as an accurate, good-looking bolt action that won’t break the bank. Its latest expansion includes the hot new 6.5 PRC, and it’s being chambered in the Predator version of the Patriot, which means its suppressor ready and comes in either flat dark earth stock/blued metal ($441) or Strata camo stock/Patriot brown Cerakote metal ($524) versions.

If you’re not familiar with the 6.5 PRC, it’s a long-range hunting cartridge with more oomph than the now-famous 6.5 Creedmoor but still fits in a short action. You can read our review of the cartridge here.

The heart of the Mossberg Patriot Predator is a twin-lug, push-feed action, and it feeds from a detachable four-round box magazine. The Predator version sports a fluted bolt with oversize handle.

Mossberg-Patriot-Predator-65-PRC-FDE

One of the features that sets the Patriot action apart is the Lightning Bolt Action (LBA) trigger, one of the best bladed-style triggers out there. It’s adjustable from two to seven pounds, and every one I’ve tried has been excellent.


The fluted barrels on the Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC are 24 inches long with a standard contour, and they have a 1:8 twist. Muzzles are threaded 5/8x24 for addition of a suppressor, and they come with a thread protector.


The stocks are classic straight-comb models. The grip and fore-end feature stippling for a non-slip grip. A polymer block insert in front of the mag well acts as a bedding block.


I’ve had the opportunity to test a number of Patriots over the years, and I’ve yet to find one that didn’t shoot really well. So if you’re looking to stretch your distance and don’t want to commit a fortune to do it, the Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC is well worth checking out.

Recommended for You

The Federal Berger Hybrid Hunter Ammo combines high BCs with a forgiving bullet profile and promises versatile performance. Ammo

Federal Berger Hybrid Hunter Ammo

Brad Fitzpatrick - April 30, 2019

The Federal Berger Hybrid Hunter Ammo combines high BCs with a forgiving bullet profile and...

Browning's new X-Bolt Max Long Range rifle is an accurate rifle tailored for long range accuracy. Bolt-Action

Browning's New X-Bolt Max Long Range Rifle

Rifle Shooter Digital Staff - April 11, 2019

Browning's new X-Bolt Max Long Range rifle is an accurate rifle tailored for long range...

The new MSR 15 Long Range in .224 Valkyrie reaches out with authority. MSR

Review: Savage Arms MSR 15 LR

David Fortier - May 17, 2019

The new MSR 15 Long Range in .224 Valkyrie reaches out with authority.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Springfield Armory Saint Victor

Springfield Armory Saint Victor

The SAINT' Victor Rifle delivers a lightweight and agile rifle solution while maintaining effectiveness at extended engagement distances.

All About .300 Blackout

All About .300 Blackout

The .300 Blackout is here to stay, and we take some time to look at new technology surrounding this cartridge. Next, we pit subsonic rivals against each other before stretching the legs of this CQB round out to 600 yards from a short 9-inch barrel.

Ruger Launches New American Rifle Predator in 6.5 Grendel

Ruger Launches New American Rifle Predator in 6.5 Grendel

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Ruger's Matt WIlson kick off SHOT Show 2018 by taking a look at the Ruger Predator.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Rifle Shooter editor Scott Rupp provides a comprehensive list of ideal Father's Day gifts. Accessories

Rifle Shooter Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide

J. Scott Rupp - May 07, 2019

Rifle Shooter editor Scott Rupp provides a comprehensive list of ideal Father's Day gifts.

Thompson/Center and S&W's Performance Center team up to build an entry-level long-range chassis rifle. Bolt-Action

Review: Performance Center-Thompson/Center LRR

Alfredo Rico - April 09, 2019

Thompson/Center and S&W's Performance Center team up to build an entry-level long-range...

The Marlin Model 1895-.444 Marlin is a handy, powerful rifle capable of taking down elk, moose, hogs, black bear and deer. Lever-Action

Marlin Model 1895-.444 Marlin

J. Scott Rupp

The Marlin Model 1895-.444 Marlin is a handy, powerful rifle capable of taking down elk,...

See More Stories

More Bolt-Action

The Mossberg Patriot Predator has carved out a nice niche as an accurate, good-looking bolt action that won't break the bank. Bolt-Action

Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC

J. Scott Rupp - August 22, 2019

The Mossberg Patriot Predator has carved out a nice niche as an accurate, good-looking bolt...

Weatherby has announced two new rifles — the Backcountry and the Backcountry Ti — and the 6.5 RPM non-belted cartridge, their first non-venturi design. Bolt-Action

New Weatherby Backcountry Rifles, 6.5 RPM Cartridge Announced

J. Scott Rupp - September 06, 2019

Weatherby has announced two new rifles — the Backcountry and the Backcountry Ti — and the 6.5...

The new Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range is a well-built, accurate rifle for distance work. Reviews

Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range Review

Layne Simpson - August 12, 2019

The new Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range is a well-built, accurate rifle for distance work.

See More Bolt-Action

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.