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…