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Mossberg 4X4 No. 27657 243 Winchester, $471

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The performance and utility of this base model rifle was impressive. Optional walnut or laminate stocks look like they would be worth the extra money.

Mossberg 4X4 No. 27657 243 Winchester, $471

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The 4X4 barreled action was mated to the stock by an intermediate unit that included the magazine well. The magazine release was at the front of the well. The trigger was adjustable from 2 pounds to 7 pounds by turning a screw located on the face of the trigger housing.
The Mossberg 4X4 magazine (left) held five rounds of 243 Winchester and was very easy to load. Rounds were pressed directly downward, much like when loading an AR-15 magazine. The Ruger American magazine held four rounds and required a little finesse to load the first round. The edge of the follower, which was hinged like a gate or paddle, is visible. The first round must push the follower aside before additional rounds are able to follow the track downward and then up the other side. The result is a more compact magazine. Note the magazine release is located on the magazine body.
The 4X4 bolt featured two opposing lugs and fluting.

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