After yesterday’s custom Mauser 98 at a nosebleed price, here’s something a little more reasonable, and American, chambered for a proper Murkin cartridge (right-click to embiggen):
And the action:
I rather like that spiral-cut bolt, oh yes I do.
I don’t know much about the Patriot line, but given that it’s a Mossberg, it shouldn’t suck too badly.
And the price ($500)… that’s much better. Add a halfway-decent piece of glass on it (e.g. this one), and the rig should be fit for purpose.
Of course, I personally think the plastic “camo” stock sucks green donkey dicks, but I suppose it’s all part of the cost-cutting, and marketing to all the wannabe “operators” out there. [sigh]