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Friday, August 19, 2016

Review of the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic Bolt-action Rifle Chambered in .308 Win.



 This review will be on the Mossberg Patriot Synthetic Bolt-action rifle in .308 Win.  The rifle has an MSRP of $384 but can be readily purchased for less than $300.  I purchased mine from The Sportsman's Guide. I have added an NcStar full-size friction precision-grade bipod, a Fox Outdoor Products rifle butt stock cheek rest with a homemade cheek riser, a set of Butler Creek Multiflex flip-up lens covers and a CVLife 6-24 x 50 AOE red/green illuminate mil-dot scope.  I have also added a custom camouflage paint job. I have paired my rifle with Freedom Munitions .308 Win 150 grain FMJ Remanufactured ammunition.




  Let's get right to it. After completing my modifications I loaded up and headed to the range for my initial zeroing session.  I was pleasantly surprised with the feel of the firearm and the crispness of the trigger (approximately 2.5-3 lbs. out of the box). I bore-sighted my scope at 50 yds using the down the barrel technique ( Sighting in a new scope is such a pain... or is it.)  Once I was satisfied with my bore-sighting I loaded up a round a fired my first shot 7" low and 6" left; I made my corrections and fired a second shot, .5" low and .5" left.  After making my last few adjustments I fired my first of two 3-shot groups; my first group landed in a .20" group and my second was even smaller, with both groups landing with in the 1.5" circle and 5 of 6 shots in a 5/8" diamond.  Sub MOA out of a sub $400 rifle. I have only had the opportunity to shoot out to 400 yds as of now, but I did shoot a .5 MOA group at that distance, so to say I am happy with this rifle would be an understatement.  


  
 The ergonomics of the rifle are great the length of pull, the drop of the comb, trigger pull everything is great.  In no way does it feel like a sub $400 rifle.  The bolt is fluted so it is lighter and moves with ease on both extraction and feeding; it is rock solid when you lock in the bolt.  The trigger has the slightest amount of take up with most of it coming from engaging the Lightning Bolt Trigger (LBT), but the release is crisp and consistent.  

  If you are in the market for a reasonably priced true shooting, hard hitting long range bolt gun I would highly recommend you give the Mossberg Patriot a hard look.  

SPECIFICATIONS
Caliber .308 WIN
Capacity 5 (Detachable Magazine)
Barrel Type Fluted
Barrel Length 22"

Twist 1:10
Weaver Style Bases

Fully Fluted Bolt
Lightning Bolt (LBT) User Adjustable Trigger (2-7 lbs.)
LOP Type Fixed
LOP 13.75"
Barrel Finish Matte Blued
Stock Finish Synthetic (Black)
Weight 6.5
Length 42.75"

"Never let your gun suffer from separation anxiety, Always Carry."

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Political Correctness needs to be replaced by Patriotic Correctness.




 So what do I mean when I say Political Correctness needs to be replaced by Patriotic Correctness? Let me try to explain, in our country political correctness has become ridiculously outrageous; you have to watch what you say so you do not "trigger" someone and send them running to their "safe-space". On the other hand, patriotic correctness is saying what needs to be said without worrying about offending someone else. If our Forefathers had worried about being politically correct as opposed to patriotically correct we would still be under English rule. 

  Political Correctness is infringing on one's 1st Amendment right so as to not offend those who may not agree. Our country now caters to those that think political correctness is the only way we as a society should act. The mainstream media or our president will not refer to the horrific atrocities that have been happening as what they are, terrorist attacks. Whether they are based on religion or race they are still terrorist attacks. As a politically correct country, we are told turn our backs on our heritage; due to the fact that a flag may be offensive to some. 



  Patriotic Correctness is one's right under the 1st Amendment; to say what they believe without concern for another person's feelings. I support and exercise the 2nd Amendment; I believe that the right to bear arms is very important! I exercise my 2nd Amendment right with no reservations about sending someone running to their "safe-space" because my firearm "triggered" their feel-bads. I will not refrain from exercising my Constitutional rights, just because someone may get offended. Patriotic Correctness is calling a spade a spade; not calling a spade a shovel because calling it a spade may "trigger" someone.  



  In my humble opinion; if we do not move from political correctness to patriotic correctness quickly we will continue to lose our Constitutional rights. As Americans and Patriots, we must stand up for our rights.

"The darkness of tyranny is beginning to engulf our beloved nation; people are beginning to cave to the will of the government. Be it out of fear, the inability to fend for themselves or their willingness to comply the majority is allowing this country to disintegrate into ash. But fear not fellow patriots; we will rise above, as long as we maintain our virtues and continue to believe in what our Forefathers had envisioned for us. We cannot waiver on our course to make this country great once again, we must have the resolve and fortitude to fight ensuring that our rights and freedoms are not infringed upon. It is our charge to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, including a tyrannical government. We do this not only for ourselves and our families but also for those who cannot or will not do it for themselves. In our mission we will not fail, we will never surrender our bodies, our arms nor our minds. Upon the shoulders of us faithful few, we will bear the burden of reviving our country; because we are Americans, we are Patriots, we are the III%.." ~ C.W. Parker 2015

"Never let your gun suffer from separation anxiety, Always carry'. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Reveiw of the ArachniGrips Slide Spider ®


I am pleased to have had the opportunity to receive a set of ArachniGrip Slide Spider®. These grips are made to be used on your pistol's slide to increase grip in many conditions. The Slide Spider® helps not only in wet climates, but they also help with weak hand strength issues. ArachniGrips are proudly manufactured in Parker, Colorado. ArachniGrip was founded by two lifelong gun enthusiasts.

I have installed my set of Slide Spider® on my Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm and I absolutely love them. They have made such a difference when it comes to quicker reloads and racking my action for initial load up. Not only are they functional, they are very aesthetically pleasing when installed. They provide a massive amount of grip to your slide without adding bulk. I have had no issues with them snagging on my clothing while carrying concealed. I have used them in +100 degree weather with sweat running down my arms and hands with no issues. ArachniGrip Slide Spider® is easy to install, they come with great instructions and there are multiple videos on the web demonstrating the installation process. ArachniGrip offers the Slide Spider® in multiple colors and a custom shop. Slide Spider® is available for many firearm makes and manufactures. They have a starting price of about $19.95, and they are absolutely worth it. The retail package comes with two ArachniGrip Slide Spider®


In closing I must say that I am highly impressed with the Slide Spider® and would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their grip when racking the slide. I never had a problem with manipulating the slide on my Shield, but I can honestly say that the ArachniGrip Slide Spider® has made a huge difference. Do not take my word for it, go out and get your own and you too will become a believer.

"Never let your gun suffer from separation anxiety, Always carry.