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frigginchi
09-28-2011, 8:05 PM
Anyone have any opinion on this rifle? I am thinking it would be a good base platform for a scout rifle with a few of my own tweeks like. Chopping the barrel to 14.5" with a perm muzzle attachment. A low power scope. A 20 round mag. Maybe a different stock.

http://www.mossberg.com/images/products/MMR/27710.jpg

dfletcher
09-28-2011, 9:19 PM
That seems like alot of work to turn a station wagon into a sports car. Why not just buy the Ruger Scout?

Big D
09-28-2011, 9:20 PM
.223?

Big D
09-28-2011, 9:22 PM
+ it takes AR mags. I like it

frigginchi
09-28-2011, 9:23 PM
Because I will have enough money left over to put gas in my wagon.

That seems like alot of work to turn a station wagon into a sports car. Why not just buy the Ruger Scout?

Merc1138
09-28-2011, 9:50 PM
Because I will have enough money left over to put gas in my wagon.

Not after paying a gunsmith to cut the barrel down, thread, re-crown, and permanently pin a muzzle device on it. That right there eats up the cost difference between the MVP and the ruger scout easily. The only thing you'd gain by doing that with the MVP is the use of existing large capacity AR mags, and being semi auto.

edit: I forgot. Changing out the stock like you mentioned would definitely put it way over the cost of the ruger scout.

frigginchi
09-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Prices from Bud's:

Ruger Scout = 720

Mossberg MVP = 467 + 150 for installing a muzzle device

Magazines for the Ruger Scout are $46. It's .308

Merc1138
09-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Prices from Bud's:

Ruger Scout = 720

Mossberg MVP = 467 + 150 for installing a muzzle device

Magazines for the Ruger Scout are $46. It's .308

That $150 includes the muzzle device itself, threading the barrel, and pinning it in place? If so, then yeah it's a little cheaper, although you still wouldn't be shooting .308. What exactly is it you intend to do with a "scout" rifle anyway?

DirtRacer151
09-28-2011, 10:23 PM
You're gonna chop down a fluted HEAVY barrel? Doesn't look like a very good scout rifle platform to me...

frigginchi
09-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Walk around in the woods ;) plus I have a gazillion 20 and 30 round AR mags and a cagillion rounds of 55gr, 62gr, 75gr 77 gr - 5.56. Also OAL of the MVP with the mods will be 34" vs 38".



That $150 includes the muzzle device itself, threading the barrel, and pinning it in place? If so, then yeah it's a little cheaper, although you still wouldn't be shooting .308. What exactly is it you intend to do with a "scout" rifle anyway?

frigginchi
09-28-2011, 10:27 PM
The MVP weighs 7.5 lbs. Chopping off 9 inches will make it even lighter.

You're gonna chop down a fluted HEAVY barrel? Doesn't look like a very good scout rifle platform to me...

The Virus
09-29-2011, 10:08 AM
Or just walk around in the woods with an AR.............

frigginchi
09-29-2011, 11:29 AM
I could but then I may be like you. :) j/k plus I have ARs already.

Or just walk around in the woods with an AR.............

BigfootHunter
09-29-2011, 9:54 PM
Not to thread-jack but, did this come out finally?