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July/August 2023 Issue: On the Cover


Mossberg's new Patriot LR Tactical is a feature-loaded precision rifle that won't flatten your wallet.

RifleShooter July/August 2023 Issue
(Michael Anschuetz photo)

Several key characteristics contribute to the overall success of Mossberg’s Patriot LR Tactical: the Patriot action, the MDT stock and the bull-profile barrel. Or as old-timers put it, “lock, stock and barrel.” Let’s take a closer look.

Patriot bolts have a floating, pinned bolt head, so the dual locking lugs find a natural squared-up equilibrium—important for accuracy. It’s a system that provides most of the benefits of hand-lapped locking lugs on a truedup traditional action, without the cost. Further, the action features Mossberg’s LBA trigger, which is crisp and clean and user adjustable.

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