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Mossberg 4X4 No. 27656 308 Winchester, $471

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The space-age stock did not appeal to us. Still, we thought the 4X4 was a solid product with a comfortable stock and an excellent trigger. A similar rifle is available with wood stock for $200 more.

Mossberg 4X4 No. 27656 308 Winchester, $471

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Shown in the firing position, the 4X4 safety was a simple two- position lever that kept the rifle from firing when moved to the rear position. With the safety on, the rifle would not fire, but the bolt could be operated.
The Mossberg bolt was slimmer than that of the Savage, and just as stout. It was also just as slick in its race, and its slide extractor and plunger ejector worked perfectly.
The 4X4 came with Weaver bases, simplifying scope mounting. That is a Leupold Mark 4 16x40 mil-spec scope. The Mossberg held five rounds in its detachable magazine. The rifle worked well, but lacked accuracy with the loads we chose.
Like the Savage, the 4X4 had holes cut into the forend for lightness and cooling. These gave some traction, but not enough to keep our forward hand on the rifle in recoil off the machine rest.

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