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Problem on new patriot

Discussion in 'Mossberg Patriot Bolt Action' started by Justin870, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Justin870

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    Screenshot_2018-01-05-13-45-48.png 20171230_103219-1.jpg 20171229_135514-1.jpg 20171230_104902-1.jpg 20171230_105004-1.jpg I just bought a mossberg patriot around three days ago brand new fresh out of the box. It's a 30-06 marinecote it's a very nice rifle and I love it. I was playing with the bolt and noticed something the bolt head seemed like it had alot of wear for it being brand new. Long story short I emailed mossberg before Christmas explaining the issue and sent them pictures of my receipt and the box as well as the area I was talking about and today they emailed back. I haven't fired the rifle I have filled the magazine up with 30-06 shells to see if the bolt will close and if the extractor is doing its job. Everything seems to be in working order Monday I'm going to a Smith to check headspacing if headspacing is ok I'm really not sure where I should go from there. Live with it or send the rifle back that I just got.
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  2. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I understand how you feel. It’s not normal and I would be annoyed too.

    That said, I’d thoroughly check the barrel and if it all checks out, I’d fire it and keep it.
  3. Caleb

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    To be honest with you, it’s probably been handled in the gun store. My bolt is wearing similar and only has 120 rounds down range. So I would say it’s just been on a self and someone and cycled it a bunch of times.
  4. Justin870

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    I'm not sure, the place i buy my firearms from zip tie there bolt handles. if it all checks out Ill probably just keep it I know mossberg fired it before it left the factory.Its just one of those things that if I caused the wear from cycling the bolt or shooting it that's fine. but on a brand new rifle out of the box that I paid full price for I expect it to be new.
  5. Tim433

    Tim433 .410

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    When i went and bought my patriot, the bolt was wrapped in bubble wrap in a smaller "compartment" in the box. Wear like that makes we think the bolt has been used a fairly good amount. my bolt has been cycled at least 300 times and doesn't show that much wear. If that were my rifle, I would first go back to wherever I bought it from as see if anything could be done on their end. if not, then I personally would send it to Mossberg. I just like knowing that I'm getting a 100% new product when I"m paying for one.
  6. agu8492

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    Thank you for posting this I am looking to buy one in .308 and this is now something I will look for when I do. thank you.
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  7. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    When I buy a used gun I know I could run into unforseen problems. When I buy new I expect new.
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  8. chris kendziora

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    shoot it if it shoots fie forget about it
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  9. s.saechao

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    I actually got the same issue. Purchased new and never got to check out the bolt as it was wrapped separate. Finally when my scope and rings arrived i got a chance to set everything up and put the bolt in and noticed it. Such a bummer for me as this is my own first rifle. I emailed them and waiting for a response as Sportsman Warehouse where i got the rifle is not helping or even want to take a look

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  10. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Good luck S.. I hope you get satisfaction from Mossberg.
  11. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer .410

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    Ya know if it wasn't really a problem, I'd let Mossberg know about it and just keep it. If it was a problem, I'd have them fix it. Reason being before long even if it wasn't that way to start, It will be after while. Had to go look at my 243 as it' got maybe 500 rds through it. Getting the same way.
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  12. PowDaddy

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    I got a new 3006 to my bolt was perfect but every once in a while I'll have trouble racking one but other than that I love it

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