Mossberg claims this is the first bolt action rifle designed to utilize AR style magazines.
Chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem) Weaver-style basesCombo package includes a pre-mounted and bore-sighted 4-16x50mm variable riflescope, bi-pod and 10-round magazine 24”, button rifled, medium-bull barrel with a 1:9 rate of twist. and an 11 degree varmint crown finishes the barrel off. A benchrest style stock with a down turned pistol grip. The trigger is fully adjustable from 2 to 7 lbs. A nice touch is the spiral fluted bolt standard from the factory.
These rifles could easily be converted to use any cartridge that will fit in the AR Magazine, most notable, the 6.8 SPC, and the 204 Ruger. MSRP for the rifle is about $650. Add $100 for the scope package.
This new rifle is already featured on the Mossberg web site.