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Rifle Review: The Mossberg MVP
Outdoor Life ^ | 03.2012 | John B. Snow

Posted on 11/18/2012 9:23:51 AM PST by smokingfrog

Mossberg’s new MVP rifle is an easy gun to like. It’s a bolt-action chambered in 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. that has the makings of a good all-around varminter. There’s nothing particularly fancy in its construction, but the designers at Mossberg didn’t overlook any critical features either. The result is a very workable firearm that does what it should without any fanfare or pretention. It is like a Lab rescued from a shelter who clearly has a bit of something else in his bloodline—but he hunts hard, is a great companion, and came at a great price.

** Magazine Versatility **

The cleverest feature on the MVP is an action that is fed by AR-style magazines. The rifle ships with a 10-round metal magazine, which is probably the best size for the platform. Though if you have a pile of 30-rounders lying about and you don’t run into clearance issues with your benchrest or bipod, then knock yourself out. The beauty of this is that you can head to the range or prairie dog patch with a batch of pre-loaded mags, and while your buddy is fumbling to reload his varmint gun, you can keep picking off ground squirrels as fast as you can run the bolt.

While the 10-rounder that came with the MVP worked great in my sample, I did have an issue with some other mags I used. A 20-round Magpul PMag, for instance, wouldn’t engage the magazine catch securely and would occasionally drop loose from the mag well.

** Modified Bolt Head **

To get the MVP to feed with AR magazines, Mossberg designed the bolt head with a tab that flips down to catch the rim of the next round in the mag and strip it out from between the magazine’s retaining lips.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 556nato; banglist; boltaction; mossberg
Street price is around $500. Not bad.

Anybody have one that wasn't lost in a boating accident?

1 posted on 11/18/2012 9:23:57 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Sweet!


2 posted on 11/18/2012 9:32:08 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smokingfrog

I would think the little 20 rd Thermold mags would work great in that.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 9:35:17 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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4 posted on 11/18/2012 9:37:05 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Looks like this rifle has been around for a little while, but I’ve never heard much about it. It would probably be a good first rifle for a youngster (or someone who has never owned a rifle before).


5 posted on 11/18/2012 9:37:50 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

Really neat. Mossberg is doing some good stuff these days.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 9:39:41 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: smokingfrog

They need to knock the price down a bit.
Get it more in line with their ATR lineup.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 9:41:33 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lurker

Yes they are. Look at this.

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_272503_-1


8 posted on 11/18/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Cheap deer rifle, but will get the job done. I think I’d go for the .270 or 30-06 though.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 9:50:54 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

Sweet indeed but who in their right mind would lay a rifle in the dirt like that?

I don’t even like finger prints on my guns let alone treat them like that.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 9:53:24 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: smokingfrog

.308


11 posted on 11/18/2012 9:54:26 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smokingfrog

Nice that it can share ammo with tools with other purposes.


12 posted on 11/18/2012 10:04:49 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: mylife

Doesn’t Ruger make one like that? Do not know what the magazine type is though. A bolt rifle that took DPMS pattern .308 magazines would be a killer in sales I think.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 10:11:53 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: smokingfrog

Does it have enough knockdown capacity for the likely varmints we’ll have to use it on, the blue helmeted invaders?


14 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:55 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: doorgunner69

Yes they make a .308 scout rifle.

http://www.impactguns.com/ruger-gunsite-scout-rifle-308-10-round-detachable-mag-6803-736676068036.aspx


15 posted on 11/18/2012 10:29:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: doorgunner69

I think rugers mag is proprietary


16 posted on 11/18/2012 10:34:04 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Heck, it wasn’t made to be purty.
Its a field gun, but I hear Ya.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 10:38:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smokingfrog

sfl


18 posted on 11/18/2012 10:43:47 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Some guns are for looking art some are for shootin


19 posted on 11/18/2012 10:57:06 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

I know, it’s just the way I was brought up.

Pop’s never owned cheap guns though, his were and still are always top of the line expensive ones.

But it stayed with me, even my cheaper guns get the royal treatment.....sure wish I didn’t lose them all in that boating accident on Lake Mead!


20 posted on 11/18/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: smokingfrog

My Christmas came early this year.
Yesterday my wife bought me something I’ve wanted for years.
A 10/22 with Mannlicher stock. Stainless and well checkered walnut stock.
Added a 4x32 scope. I’m in love.


21 posted on 11/18/2012 11:09:01 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Lost all mine on the way to Catalina in the deep part too what luck I had one of those amazing lift an outboard magnets not enough line tho. drats


22 posted on 11/18/2012 11:15:32 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby
Ah, Catalina.

Haven't been there for years.

I think of all the things I miss about California, the ocean is on the top of the list.

Restaurants would be next, and of course the way it was 30 years ago ;(

23 posted on 11/18/2012 11:35:26 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Vinnie

You better hang onto her!


24 posted on 11/18/2012 12:39:40 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife

I read somewhere that the MVP doesn’t work well with Magpul mags — supposedly, did not properly seat them. Standard GI mags seemed to work well. I don’t know about Thermold polymer mags. I know of them, but all I have ever used were GI and Magpul mags in my ARs. I think it’s a very good design to use cheap, standard AR mags. All manufactures would be wise to follow suit.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 12:54:50 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: 3Fingas

I love the thermolds on my AR


26 posted on 11/18/2012 1:09:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: smokingfrog
It would probably be a good first rifle for a youngster

This would probably be a better first rifle for a youngster:

Savage Rascal

Caliber: 22 LR
Handed: Right
Rate of Twist: 16
Weight: 2.66 lbs
Overall Length: 31.5"
Barrel Length: 16.125"
Ammo Capacity: 1

27 posted on 11/18/2012 2:50:30 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: smokingfrog

Too bad they didn’t put a 1:8 barrel on that thing so it could shoot 77gr SMK.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 3:06:50 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: smokingfrog

This is the time to be buying semi-auto guns, and many of them, not bolt action guns.

Nice gun, but this will be available any time.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 4:24:39 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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