By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

O.F. Mossberg & Sons Highlights

In 1886, Oscar Frederick Mossberg emigrated from Sweden and began work at the Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. In 1919, he and his two sons, Harold and Iver, began O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. with the dream of building durable, reliable firearms. The Mossberg legend begins in a rented loft on State Street in New Haven, Connecticut, where Oscar Mossberg and his sons began producing the 4-shot, .22 caliber, Brownie pistol. Mossberg made approximately 37,000 Brownie pistols.

In 1947, The Model 183D bolt-action shotgun was introduced. It was the first Mossberg repeating shotgun with an adjustable choke.

In August 1962, the first Model 500 was produced. This pump-action shotgun would become legendary for its reliability and durability. Later, in 1979 Mossberg was awarded a government contract to build the Model 500 as a combat-duty-rated pump shotgun. Eventually, this weapon would be adopted by every branch of the United States Military.

In 2017, the revolutionary Mossberg 590 Shockwave was introduced. This ultra-portable shotgun gave shooters a legal alternative to a short-barreled shotgun without needing a tax stamp.

Mossberg celebrated 100 years of business in 2019. The company has remained family-owned, family-operated, and committed to offering “more gun for the money” with the most innovative, reliable firearms on the market.

The Patriot LR Tactical

The newest offering from Mossberg comes in three popular long-range calibers. Its newly designed MDT® stock is adjustable for LOP (.75″) with a Cheek-rest height of 2″. It features a contrasting checkered grip and M-LOK attachment slots, and aluminum V-Block bedding for its medium/bull barrel stability. The MDT is equipped with a top-mounted 20 MOA Picatinny rail, an AICS-style drop box magazine, a spiral fluted bolt, a patented LBA user-adjustable trigger (2-7 lbs.), and an oversized bolt handle.


The stock is user-adjustable for LOP using three spacers (.75″ range), and the Comb/Cheek-rest height is user-adjustable up to 2 inches— simply loosen the tension knob, adjust the height to the desired position, and re-tighten the knob to lock it in place.

The patented LBA Adjustable Trigger is user-adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds. The trigger guard is oversized for use with gloved hands and equipped with an integrated magazine release lever.

Standard features include a top-mounted 20 MOA Picatinny rail/scope base and a stylish fluted bolt with an oversized easy-grip bolt handle.


All barrels are medium bull finished in matte blue and threaded. The newly designed stock features aluminum V-Block bedding for barrel stability, and the forend features M-LOK® mounting ports on the sides and bottom for quick and easy accessory customization.


Type: Bolt Action

Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 WIN, 6.5 PRC

Magazine capacity: 7 rounds 6.5 PRC, 10 rounds .308 WIN & 6.5 Creedmoor

Sights: 20 MOA Picatinny scope base

Barrel Length: 22 Inches for .308 WIN & 6.5 Creedmoor, 24 Inches for 6.5 PRC

Overall Length: 42.25 Inches for .308 WIN & 6.5 Creedmoor, 44.25 for 6.5 PRC

Weight: 8.8 Pounds for .308 WIN & 6.5 Creedmoor, 9.4 Pounds for 6.5 PRC

MSRP: $1,085



The Patriot LR Tactical is available in 3 popular long-range calibers. Another quality product from Mossberg at a great price. Check one out at your Mossberg dealer.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at