A Most Affordable Scout Rifle

If you’re looking for an affordable platform to build a Scout Rifle on, check out the Mossberg Patriot. In 2016 Jerry Dove of Dove Custom Guns and I pioneered this concept and since then it has been a base rifle for a custom scout by Granite Mountain Tactical. Here is another Je
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Dove Custom’s Mossberg Patriot Scout – First Shots

Scout Rifles can become obsessive, especially if you worship at the altar of lightweight. Prior to the 2016 Scout Rifle Conference at Gunsite Academy I asked my local master gunsmith Jerry Dove of Dove Custom Guns if he would like to work with me on a Scout Rifle project. He agreed an
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The Patriot Scout- Sneak Peek

Some who operate in the shadowy world of the scout rifle elite have proposed nothing new or worthwhile would come of the 2016 Scout Rifle Conference, which starts next week at Gunsite Academy. Speculations have included the notion that the event is nothing more than an attempt to legi
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Taking the Night Train to Long Range

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to trade in your pickup to get a rifle that is capable to 1000 yards. I set out to see if I could do it for less than a grand and, thanks to Mossberg and Hornady, I hit a home run on my first attempt. Mossberg’s Night Train rifles are Patriot
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Mossberg’s Wicked 375

In the world of big game cartridges there’s this notion that bigger is always better. There’s also a segment of the hunting public that firmly believes velocity is what kills. Weird like I am, I don’t belong to either camp. However, I’ve done enough work with real ballisticians to kno
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An Unlikley African Rifle – Mossberg’s Patriot

  African safaris are generally associated with an abundance of gin and tonic, pressed khakis, and exquisite rifles. Those preaching on the subject will minister you with sermons on controlled feed actions living in Circassian walnut stocks with more figure than Jane Russell. Unl
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