Mossberg is an American Manufacturer who makes excellent guns at a very reasonable price. The Patriot chambered in 308 is a fine bolt action rifle. The combo with the Vortex 3X9 scope is available for around $500.00. I really like the quality of this rifle, but I prefer the Ruger American and the Savage Axis XP. If you are going to buy one rifle for hunting or shooting for sport, I recommend you talk to your local gun shop for the pros and cons of the different rifles and watch some video reviews on YouTube. I posted a short review from YOUTube for the Patriot. This review was published by me on December 4th, 2016. I recently checked my scope for zero and shot 40 rounds at 200 yards. It was over a year since I had the rifle out of my safe and forgot how good this rifle is. I can’t believe the quality of this rifle for the money. This Vortex scope is not the best, but for the money, it’s hard to beat. I didn’t miss anything at two hundred yards shooting 40 rounds..