Opinions on the Mossberg MVP in 308?

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  1. MikePGS

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    I live in Michigan and am looking for an all around hunting rifle. I will be hunting deer at first but eventually (assuming the permit process goes well) will be able to hunt black bear and elk. The distances aren't generally going to be over 100 yards, a 200 yard shot will probably be the maximum distance for where I plan on hunting. Would this gun be sufficient for all three species, or do i need something heavier with a longer barrel? I'm not dead set on any of the MVP's just yet, only know I want one in 308. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    .308 will do all the things you want. However, as an early adopter of the MVP 308 ( Boyds used my rifle to prototype stocks), I cant recommend one. I had severe bolt bind issues, mag fitment issues, factory stock was a joke, etc. For the money, CZ, Ruger, Tikka, Savage are a lot better quality. Box mags on a bolt rifle seem really cool, but are somewhat lackluster in practice.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I really like the looks of the gun, but if it isn't reliable it's useless. Was there a recall involved, to your knowledge?
     
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    Not to my knowledge. While my personal experience was lackluster, as always, your mileage may vary. The 5.56 model worked out much better for me and I *can recommend it, though I sold it because it simply didnt shoot as well as my AR. It might be a little unfair though to compare the $400 MVP to my $1500 AR15.
     
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    I had an MVP in 5.56, mine was not an accurate rifle so I got rid of it. I would look at a Savage, or a Ruger Scout with synthetic stock.
     
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    My former MVP in 5.56 was a decent rifle, but the extensive use of plastic bothered me. The magazines were clunky and sloppy in the plastic mag well. It was reliable, and accuracy was certainly adequate, but it was no M700 Varmint, or M70 Stealth. Then again, it cost only about 50%.

    As to the .308 Win being adequate cartridge, yes. I would opt for something like the Hornady, SuperFormance, 165 grain GMX. Even the 150 grain GMX would fit the purpose.

    As to rifles, I am hooked in the current production Winchester M70s. I also like the Weatherby Vanguards. Cost on an M70 will run around $750, and Vanguards will run around $600. Both will deliver 1 MOA accuracy, and very long life.

    JMHO,

    Geno
     
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    I have a Mossberg MVP Patrol 308.
    Cost me $460.

    Accuracy seems to be on par with my friends' Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle.

    So, far it's been reliable with Magpul PMAG LR/SR Gen M3 magazines.
    Haven't gotten around to testing it with M14 magazines or other types of SR25/LR308 pattern magazines.

    Still shopping around for a good 2-7x scope.

    So far, only regret is I should have waited until the MVP Scout 308 was released. I like the extended scout rail and the ghost ring rear sight on it.
     
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    Don't rule out the T/C Venture own four all are tackdrivers. When you catch the 75 dollar rebate you are in for around 300 bucks.
     
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