I will be the first to tell you that I am not the biggest fan of bolt-action rifles. Bolt-action rifles are typically used for hunting. Since I am no hunter, I do not feel the desire to own or even shoot them. Call me new-fashioned, but it is just the way I am. That is not to say there is something wrong with bolt-action rifles though. Really, they combine everything you could possibly ask for in a rifle including power, accuracy, reliability and durability. The only thing missing from the equation is a high rate of fire.
That being said Mossberg is putting out some bolt-action rifles that are mighty tempting. Not only is my desire to shoot them rising, but the desire to own them is rising as well. Even worse is the fact that Keepshooting.com is now an official Mossberg stocking dealer. That means we are getting more and more Mossberg firearms in week after week and pricing them competitively. I mean, how am I supposed to avoid the temptation of something as attractive and well-designed as the Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle? Better yet, how is someone like you going to resist the temptation? Go ahead, give in.
The Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle is a superb hunting rifle chambered in .308 Winchester. Before you read any further, scroll up and take a look at the picture. Are you back? Need I say more? Other features include a 22-inch barrel, Mossberg’s patented “Lightning Bolt Action” trigger system and a box magazine that provides a "4+1" capacity.
You can try to find a more stylish hunting rifle, but chances are you will fail miserably. End your laborious search today with the Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle for just $349.95.
Look, I could take my normal approach and explain the details and nuances of the Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle in this section, or I could just let the picture of the rifle speak for itself. After all, I was almost sold on it by the picture alone and I am not even a fan of bolt-action rifles. But since I get paid to write, write I shall.
First and foremost, the Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle is a hunting rifle. And obviously, as its name suggests, it is a bolt-action rifle. Hunters typically prefer bolt-action rifles for a number of reasons, but the combination of relatively low weight and cost with high accuracy and power is what makes them a mainstay. With a bolt-action rifle, the bolt is operated manually by the shooter between each discharge. Using a small handle connected to the bolt, the shooter will unlock the bolt and retract it, which will consequently eject a spent cartridge case. Provided there are additional cartridges in the magazine, pushing the bolt forward and locking it down will reload the chamber and ready the rifle for firing. Pretty simple stuff when you consider some of the more involved actions found in modern automatic and semi-automatic rifles. But that is not even close to what makes this rifle worthy of your hard-earned cash.
The aesthetically-pleasing appearance combines perfectly with a number of functional features that puts the Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle at the top of its class. The accuracy is enhanced by a number of cool features that include a vented synthetic stock and a fluted, free-floating barrel. Then there is this little thing Mossberg likes to call the “Lightning Bolt Action” trigger system. Introduced in 2009, the LBA trigger system is a feature now included on all Mossberg bolt-action rifles. In order to provide shooters with a trigger that is both high performance and highly accurate, Mossberg created a user-adjusted trigger system that allows the shooter to adjust the trigger pull anywhere between 2-5 pounds. The LBA trigger system gives you the feel of a two-stage trigger in a single-stage trigger.
And do not think that because this is a hunting rifle, comfort is thrown out the window. Mossberg does everything they can to provide a comfortable shot with the inclusion of a Monte Carlo-style cheek weld, slim-line grips and an unusually soft buttpad. Not to mention the negligible weight.
The Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle features a 24-inch barrel (1:10 twist rate) and an overall length of 46.5 inches. The inclusion of a muzzle brake is intended to reduce recoil and muzzle rise. As noted, the barrel is both fluted and free floating. Combined with the synthetic stock, you get a rifle that weighs just 6.75 pounds. All non-stock components feature a matte blued finish. Though there are no iron sights included with the rifle, it does include pre-installed, two-piece Weaver rail system that makes mounting optics quick and easy. After all, the best hunters bag the biggest game with the help of optics. As previously mentioned, the Mossberg 4x4 is chambered in .308 Winchester, one of the world’s most popular hunting cartridges and the model for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge.
Well, I have already said more than enough about a rifle that takes just a quick glance to hook you. But perhaps mentioning the price one more time will reel you in. The Mossberg 4x4 bolt-action rifle is available for just $349.95. Consider the Mossberg 4x4 for:
- Target shooting
- Much more…
|Barrel Length||24 Inches|
|Sights||None - Integrated Rail|
|Accessory Rail||Yes - Weaver Style|
|Overall Length||46.5 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||27656|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|