January 23, 2023
One of the hottest topics at SHOT Show 2023 in Las Vegas was the new 7MM PRC cartridge. Mossberg's suppressor-ready Patriot Predator bolt-action hunting rifle has two new models offered in Hornady's 7 mm Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC ). The rifle is available in two stocks—Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and TrueTimber Strata camo.
Mossberg's Linda Powell chatted with Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller about the hunting rifles at SHOT Show 2023 in Las Vegas (see attached video). Here's more from Mossberg:
- Suppressor- and optics-ready bolt-action.
- Attractive, Accurate & Affordable: Classically-styled rifles with premium features at a great value. Patented LBA adjustable triggers, fluted and threaded barrels with 11-degree match crown, streamlined bolt handles, spiral fluted bolts, top-mount Picatinny rail/scope bases and box magazines.
- Six popular, versatile calibers (including the new 7mm PRC): Designed for the highest levels of accuracy and a flat trajectory, the 7mm PRC cartridge offers big-game stopping power and extended range capability. Provides hunters with a large bullet, sent at high velocities (±3000 fps @180 grain), and with exceptional ballistic performance to well beyond 1000 yards.
- Patented LBA Adjustable Trigger is user-adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds. Streamlined bolt handle provides a sure grip, even with gloved hands.
- Strata camo model’s fluted bolt and handle, barrel, and thread cap are coated with Cerakote premium polymer-ceramic finish, providing superior abrasion and wear resistance.
- Predator barrels are threaded with a protective cap provided, ready for mounting muzzle- brake or suppressor.
- Available in TrueTimber Strata Camo/Patriot Brown Cerakote and Flat Dark Earth/Matte Blue.
- Capacity: 3+1
- Barrel: 24" Fluted/Threaded
- Scope Base or Sights: Pic. Rail
- Twist: 1:8"
- Length: 44.75"
- LOP: 13.75"
- Barrell Finishes: Cerakote (Patriot Brown); Matte Blue
- Stocks: Synthetic True Timber Strata; Synthetic Flat Brown Earth
- Weight: 6.5 Pounds
- MSRP: $536-$636