mossberg MVP?


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tahunua001
October 30, 2012, 10:09 PM
hello all,
today at my LGS I saw a raffle for a mossberg MVP predator to help the families of officers in my local PD. I entered the raffle to support the families and wasn't really interested in the gun as mossbergs tend to be held in pretty low esteem asside from shotguns. the concept of a bolt action that can take standard AR15 mags is actually a great one that I can't believe hasn't been pursued sooner. I'm not really a fan of BBLs but this one is short enough that it does not bother me that much. though I am doubtful that I'll get this particular one(I never win raffles, don't even know why I still enter them) I am looking to get the general consensus on them.

anybody own one of these? if so how accurate are they?
any reliability issues?
any recurring QC issues?

PLEASE! do not start ranting about the mall ninja lever action or the chainsaw shotguns...I am trying to keep this solely about this particular model.

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ZGunner
October 30, 2012, 10:18 PM
Well if you can get it in a raffle I think it'd be a great rifle! And if not at least your money went to a good cause.

A quick Google search gave me varied views on it, but Outdoor Life got a couple sub MOA groups out of it so it can't be all bad. Good luck on winning it.

ATCDoktor
October 31, 2012, 03:07 AM
I have both models of the Mossberg MVP (the 24" and the 18" Predator) and I'm pleased with the accuracy and reliability of both.

Both have 5.56 chambers and are rifled 1 turn in 9 inches.

Even with the moderate rate of twist (1:9) they seem to shoot best with bullets that run from 40 to 55 grains with groups running right at .75 MOA with Hornady Vmax/Zmax bullets and WC844 powder.

Bullets heavier than 55 grains tend open the groups up to 1.5 to 2" at 100 yards regardless of components used.

Reliability has been 100 percent (with 2000 rounds fired between the two) with factory supplied 10 round magazines and GI 20 and 30 round magazines.

The trigger is of the Accu Trigger type and is user adjustable down to around 2.5 LBS.

I have had both of mine threaded for the use of a suppressor and have taken a hundred or so jackrabbits and a single coyote since May of this year.

They are my most used bolt action rifles.

24" Model
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/ATCDoctor/2012-06-26/007.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/ATCDoctor/2012-05-11/003.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/ATCDoctor/2012-05-11/004.jpg

18" MVP Predator
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c307/ATCDoctor/2012-10-28/002.jpg

tahunua001
October 31, 2012, 11:59 AM
very nice, sounds like you have a fun little setup with the pop can.

MrDig
October 31, 2012, 05:33 PM
I love mine, it shoots much better than I do:D and is reliable as hell. Good solid Gun from what I have seen.

TCBPATRIOT
October 31, 2012, 06:51 PM
Has anyone tried to shoot it left handed? I'm a lefty myself and I actually prefer right handed bolt guns but I just don't know about that palm swell.

tahunua001
October 31, 2012, 07:36 PM
TCBPatriot,
there are 2 separete stock styles with the MVP, the varmint is the full pistol grip pictured at the top of ATCDoktor's post while the predator has a straight style stock pictured at the bottom of the same post with a dead coyote.

jogar80
October 31, 2012, 07:54 PM
Well that one with the pistol grip stock looks awesome!

TCBPATRIOT
October 31, 2012, 08:48 PM
Thanks man I didn't even notice the difference now this rifle is going on the definite want list.

USAF_Vet
October 31, 2012, 09:12 PM
Do they make one with a LH action? I like the idea of using AR mags in a bolt gun, and it will be on my short list if they have a southpaw version. Didn't see one on their website.

ktd
November 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
Has anyone tried to shoot it left handed? I'm a lefty myself and I actually prefer right handed bolt guns but I just don't know about that palm swell.
I shoot mine left handed and it took me a couple hundred rounds to notice that it was swelled for a righthanded person. I found the stock to be pretty decent.

paintballdude902
November 30, 2012, 12:24 AM
i cant stand the way the stock looks.. i hate laminated colored wood. to each his own though

VVelox
November 30, 2012, 04:16 AM
Has any one seen replacement stocks for these without the pistol like grip?

nipprdog
November 30, 2012, 04:47 AM
Has any one seen replacement stocks for these without the pistol like grip?

Look at the last pic in post #3.

gotigers
November 30, 2012, 08:41 AM
I really like the concept and i like Mossberg. The NATO chamber is better than 223rem, but i would prefer 223wylde. I am disappointed with 1:9 twist. With much of the AR 3gun and National Match being either 1:8 or 1:7, you'd think they would have went with 1:8 or 1:7. I guess, they are after the varmint market. 1:8 could have made everyone happy.

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