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  • New Gun arrived today.

    After spending over a week in the hospital with a bad gall bladder which they are going to remove in a couple weeks I needed something good to happen. Today my Mossberg Patriot 22-250 arrived and I have my scope mounted boresighted and ready to go to the range. If it shoots as good as the Mossberg Patriot .243 I had I will be happy with it. The Mossberg Patriot Synthetic is alot of firearm for the money at $335.00. The trigger is outstanding and the bolt works pretty smooth. Of course I like detachable magazines. I was looking for a knock around rifle to haul on my 4=wheeler when I go to camp for coyotes and other critters. I have had the Ruger American and the Winchester XPR rifle and the Mossberg has both of them beat for performance.

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    Sarge, sorry to see you're having gallbladder problems. My wife had hers removed about this time last year. The technique has been perfected and the procedure should go well. As you know, there will be a diet adjustment period afterwards.

    I have a Ruger American in 6.5 CM and it's the most accurate rifle I've owned. But I haven't known anyone with one of those Mossberg's. Please let us know how it does at the range.

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    • #3
      Sarge hope you get to feeling good again, have fun with your new toy!

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        Sarge, hope all is well now or atleast getting better. Perfect timing on the 22-250, groundhog is right around the corner.

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        • #5
          Best wishes for all to go well Sarge ! Shoot straight !

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pmacc60 View Post
            Sarge hope you get to feeling good again, have fun with your new toy!
            Had the 22-250 to the range and with my 55 grain Sierra hollow point load it shoots well under an inch. That was with the 22 inch barrel. After a trip to my gunsmith the other day the barrel is now 20 inches. A groundhog won't know if he is hit at 3600 FPS or 3400 FPS. This gun was purchased as a knock around gun to haul on my 4-wheeler and carry in my truck when I go to the camp. We have several coyotes around. The 20 inch barrel makes it easier to haul on my 4-wheeler. Back to the range to see what the 20 inch barrel will do. I have an appointment with the surgeon on April 9th and she will tell me when she is going to take my gall bladder out. I can hardly eat anything now till I get it out. I have played 4 rounds of golf in the last two weeks trying to get some of my strength back from my extended stay in the hospital.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sarge01 View Post

              Had the 22-250 to the range and with my 55 grain Sierra hollow point load it shoots well under an inch. That was with the 22 inch barrel. After a trip to my gunsmith the other day the barrel is now 20 inches. A groundhog won't know if he is hit at 3600 FPS or 3400 FPS. This gun was purchased as a knock around gun to haul on my 4-wheeler and carry in my truck when I go to the camp. We have several coyotes around. The 20 inch barrel makes it easier to haul on my 4-wheeler. Back to the range to see what the 20 inch barrel will do. I have an appointment with the surgeon on April 9th and she will tell me when she is going to take my gall bladder out. I can hardly eat anything now till I get it out. I have played 4 rounds of golf in the last two weeks trying to get some of my strength back from my extended stay in the hospital.
              Glad the gun is treating you well, hang in there Buddy sounds like the gall bladder is going to work out too. Keeping you in prayers Sarge.

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                20" .22-250 should be pretty annoying in blast.

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                • #9
                  Sarge the 20 inch barrel should prove quite handy on the four wheeler. Sorry to hear your suffering so much. I hope you get past this illness soon . Best wishes to a speedy recovery.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sarge01 View Post

                    Had the 22-250 to the range and with my 55 grain Sierra hollow point load it shoots well under an inch. That was with the 22 inch barrel. After a trip to my gunsmith the other day the barrel is now 20 inches. A groundhog won't know if he is hit at 3600 FPS or 3400 FPS. This gun was purchased as a knock around gun to haul on my 4-wheeler and carry in my truck when I go to the camp. We have several coyotes around. The 20 inch barrel makes it easier to haul on my 4-wheeler. Back to the range to see what the 20 inch barrel will do. I have an appointment with the surgeon on April 9th and she will tell me when she is going to take my gall bladder out. I can hardly eat anything now till I get it out. I have played 4 rounds of golf in the last two weeks trying to get some of my strength back from my extended stay in the hospital.
                    Had the 22-250 with 20 inch barrel back to the range yesterday. With Hornady 50 grain V-Max bullets shot a 3/4 inch group at 100. I can live with that. I didn't notice a whole lot more noise with the 20 inch barrel. Most of my rifles I buy I cut the barrels to 20 inch, exception is my 300 WSM Sako A-7.

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                    • #11
                      I had a .22-250 with a 26-inch barrel that had more recoil than muzzle blast.
                      It was a step-up in power from my .222 Rem, which in turn was a step up from my starter .22 Hornet.
                      How I wish I had that old Hornet back.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                        I had a .22-250 with a 26-inch barrel that had more recoil than muzzle blast.
                        It was a step-up in power from my .222 Rem, which in turn was a step up from my starter .22 Hornet.
                        How I wish I had that old Hornet back.
                        I couldn't live without my CZ .22 Hornet. Here in WV we can use rifles for turkeys and I do because I have called up a couple of coyotes and the Hornet is perfect medicine for them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sarge01 View Post

                          Had the 22-250 with 20 inch barrel back to the range yesterday. With Hornady 50 grain V-Max bullets shot a 3/4 inch group at 100. I can live with that. I didn't notice a whole lot more noise with the 20 inch barrel. Most of my rifles I buy I cut the barrels to 20 inch, exception is my 300 WSM Sako A-7.
                          If I wasn't in the twilight years with trifocals and brain damage from shingles which causes me to shake I could probably shoot 3 cutters like in the old days but at this juncture of life I am happy with 3/4 inch or inch groups.

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                            Had the Mossberg Patriot with the 20 inch barrel back to the range. I was steadier with my shooting today. I shot three 1/2 inch 4 shot groups with it today. One group is my 50 grain Hornady V-Max load with IMR 4064, one load is my 55 grain Sierra BTHP's with RL-15 and one group is my load with the 55 grain Sierra BTHP's with IMR 4350. Seems to shoot better with the 20 inch barrel than the 22 inch barrel, of maybe I was just shooting better today myself.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sarge01 View Post
                              Had the Mossberg Patriot with the 20 inch barrel back to the range. I was steadier with my shooting today. I shot three 1/2 inch 4 shot groups with it today. One group is my 50 grain Hornady V-Max load with IMR 4064, one load is my 55 grain Sierra BTHP's with RL-15 and one group is my load with the 55 grain Sierra BTHP's with IMR 4350. Seems to shoot better with the 20 inch barrel than the 22 inch barrel, of maybe I was just shooting better today myself.
                              One drawback I have found with the Mossberg Patriot. The box magazine is so short that I have to load my bullets .095 deeper than the recommended loaded cartridge length. But from the results I got at the range yesterday it doesn't seem to bother it much with bullets seated that deep.

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