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Anyone own/shoot a Mossberg MVP in 308?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CZ223, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. CZ223

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    I am only interested in the 308 not the 223/556. Also, I already own a Ruger Gunsite scout in 308. I like the idea of the MVP being able to accept the same mags as my AR-10. The mags for the Ruger are stupid pricey. I put money down on a like new used one and was even able to shoot it some today. Most of my shots were wasted as the piccatiny rail was loose and the front toggle needed tightening. Also, the cheap scope that comes with it seems to need a round or 2 through it before it settles in. After I got all that squared away, I switched from the Mossberg Mag with the flat bottom to a an AR-10 Mag with an angled bottom. The AR-10 mag fed a lot smoother but my hold was not as good since I was pivoting on the single point of contact off a lousy bench. All in all, the rifle started to show some potential using Federal Premium Match-king ammo but the cold got the better of me and I had to quit before I had the chance to see what this rifle could really do.
    What I would like to know from those of you that own or have at least shot one of these is how accurate are they. Mine is the Patrol rifle with short barrel and open sights as well as the scope. I haven't spent a lot of time with the Ruger but I wouldn't say that it is much better than a 1 MOA gun, maybe 1 1/4 MOA. That isn't great, but it is good enough for what I want it for. if the MVP is as good or better, I may have a Ruger going up for sale.
     
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    I have the ruger GSR, and it gets shot and abused a lot lol. Many deer kills out to 300 yards with it. Handloads with Varget and 178 amax are well under sub MOA CONSISTENTLY. I did go to a 5 round AI magazine to get rid of that bulky 10 rounder though. I already have quite a few AI style mags, so that was not an issue. Pricey for sure, BUT they are the best.

    It also shoots very well with cast bullets... I was pleasantly surprised. 2-2.5 MOA groups at 1900 fps were very normal with 160g GC wide flat noses. Good deer medicine lol.

    I have not gotten to actually shoot the 308 mossberg, but I have spent a lot of time with a friend's 223 patrol version. It is a nice rifle, but for me the Ruger feels nicer by a longshot.

    I imagine either rifle will shoot well. Just go with whatever features and ergos suit you best! It is awesome you actually got to shoot the rifle first; that tells you a lot I am sure.
     
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