View Full Version : Mossberg MVP...any thoughts??

03-05-2012, 4:33 PM
I've been looking at this:
Mossberg MVP

Seems like a fun bolt-action .223 with AR-15 magazine compatibility. Anyone have any experience?

kris smith
03-05-2012, 4:36 PM
Just got mine home I love it haven't shot it but feels good in the hands I do recommend not spending the extra for the scope it's a cheap bariska adjustable trigger it's a nice rifle

03-05-2012, 7:51 PM
I agree. I have not shot it but did a lot of research on it and it is a good, solid rifle. I agree, buy the non-scoped model and buy a decent optic for it. If you can find one to buy, they are rare at this point, Kris was lucky.


Droppin Deuces
03-05-2012, 8:23 PM
A guy on the bench next to me today had one. They are beautiful in person and he was getting pretty nice groups with his reloads.

03-06-2012, 10:13 AM
Waiting on mine should be here any week. Think it's the best idea for poor saps who live in our state and have a shirt load of high cap AR mags. They had the surefire 100 rounder in it at the SHOT Show. Prairie Dogs look out!

03-06-2012, 4:23 PM
I want one, but I have three other rifles in "jail" right now......One of my local shops has one for $579.95 + tax and DROS.....I already have a nice Remington 700 in .223.......Damm, but I really want one

pennys dad
03-13-2012, 7:32 AM
Rehashing this thread.

I saw one but didnt get a chance to hold it, has anyone taken one to a range yet? Was there a bullet preference? It is a 556 so recoil will be minimal but it has a ported barrel tip, what did that do for the sight picture.
The price looks great, and the rifle looks great, any range reports out there?

03-13-2012, 1:35 PM
I'm interested in hearing some "hands on" reports. I really like the concept, now I want to know about the execution.

kris smith
03-13-2012, 1:47 PM
Haven't shot nine yet but the muzzle or barrel is not ported factory it's a medium bull with flutes it feels amazing in my hands nice balance very comfortable

03-13-2012, 1:49 PM
I would love to see them make a version of this rifle that comes in a lighter synthetic stock and with factory iron sights. I realize iron sights on bolts are becoming more and more uncommon.. but I really wish it weren't so.

03-29-2012, 4:08 PM
I handled one yesterday. Bolt feels a little sloppy to me on first impression. It still intrigues me though.

03-29-2012, 4:47 PM
is there a limit on bolt action mag capacity, or could you rock 100s on this :rockon::43:

kris smith
03-29-2012, 7:32 PM
If there pre bans

Mossy Man
03-29-2012, 7:58 PM
i want one.

03-29-2012, 8:04 PM
its on my want list.

03-29-2012, 8:44 PM
Got one few weeks ago...lot of fun using the same mags between the AR and the MVP with 18x Nikon scope...

03-30-2012, 7:04 AM
How is the build quality, ejection with that funky new bolt design?

03-30-2012, 7:10 AM
Who's got them I have seen nothing in the Sacramento Area, I want one.......

kris smith
03-30-2012, 7:19 AM
Build quality is really good In my standards but I have yet to fire it and see how it ejects

03-30-2012, 7:59 AM
Would this make a good FIRST long range rifle? I have an AR15 on order and would love a bolt action that shares the ammo and the magazines. What would be the effective range of this with decent optics?

05-07-2012, 2:45 PM
All right, well finally I got to get out and really test a whole handful of ammo. I tried from 43gr all the way to 62gr and they varied DRASTICALLY! Mine seemed to like 45-55gr rounds and wouldn't shoot great without going 55 or under. I shot Speer TNT 43gr, Hornady 52gr VMAX, PMC 55gr FMJ, Centurion M193, Federal M193, and Federal 62gr green tip penetrator rounds. Out of all of them, the Hornady out shot all of them by quite a margin. PMC was second surprisingly, and the penetrator as well as the Centurion didn't shot worth a darn. I was shooting roughly 10mph cross wind with a bipod and a rear bag at 100 yards. I put at least 40-60 rounds of each particular round through it so it wasn't a freak incident. Anyway without further adieu, here are the results.

Centurion M193. Usually I can get it to group sub 2" but this gun flat doesn't like it. Probably shot 40 rounds and couldn't get much better than 3"

This was Federal 43gr TNT Green all copper rounds. Not bad, but could be better

This was 55gr PMC FMJ and was consistently shooting them on top of each other. The bottom pic is actually a 5 shot group. See if you can figure out which ones had 2 holes in them....

This one was Federal XM193 and it shot consistently well too. Great ammo for the price. Just a hair more than PMC online and shot even better. Almost as good as the VMAX

05-07-2012, 2:48 PM
This was a 6 round group of Black Hills PSP and it shot really well also. Worth the money if you're shooting something like a Coyote or bigger game that you want to stop. VERY accurate and consistent through this gun.

Last but not least is the Hornady VMAX rounds. This one is just an amazing round in this gun. NOTHING done to the rifle itself except thrown a scope and rings on it. Shoots really well for how cheap the gun is.

I was shoting next to a guy with a $1500 Remington 700 with a spendy scope in .223 that wasn't shooting anywhere near as good as the MVP so I felt pretty good about that. I was getting the best groups of the day out there with the right ammo and people were really impressed by a little $500 gun compared to Senderos, Remington 700's and Savages but this thing out performed them all. Gotta say I'm falling in love with it more and more.

Quoted this from my own thread but posted it up here too for guys who didn't see it.

Mossy Man
05-07-2012, 3:13 PM
me gusta

05-07-2012, 3:21 PM


Can't forget a pic of the gun that did it. I didn't do it with that cheap BSA scope thats on it. That one's going back for a Vortex, Mueller, or Konus VERY soon! It failed first time out unfortunately.

kris smith
05-07-2012, 9:10 PM
I finally shot mine it was nice shot alright groups with wolf crap didn't grab pics I still need a bipod it would help its kinda a heavy gun but handles well IMO

05-07-2012, 9:31 PM
I handled one yesterday. Bolt feels a little sloppy to me on first impression. It still intrigues me though.

I thought the bolt felt cheap as well. Seemed like it had to be forced closed and that was without a mag or round in the gun. The stock looked ok (better in pics) and felt nice but the bolt turned me off. If I remember right, the metal finish looked like it was rattle canned flat black. If they ever came out with an all stainless model, then maybe and I'm not talking about a silver painted metal but actual stainless steel.

I'm not in the market for anymore long guns anyway but as they are right now, I would keep looking at other options first.

05-13-2012, 10:39 AM
What is the twist rate on this rifle?

05-13-2012, 11:35 AM
1:9 is the twist.

05-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Thank you, bombadillo!

05-13-2012, 12:34 PM
So far they seem to like 45-55gr bullets too. After 60-62 the groups just seem to degrade really fast so keep that in mind for reloading. I was surprised to see this but a guy was shooting 69gr Sierra Match Kings out of his handloads with a 1:9 and grouping was just terrible. Come on over to mossbergmvp.com sometime and hang out!