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Bikertrash
09-22-2012, 2:33 PM
A couple weeks ago I went into the Ramona Big 5 to help a firend pick out a .17 HMR and I saw the MVP on the rack. I had never seen one before. It kind of intrigued me. I noticed it had an AR style mag. I liked it. I helped my friend pick out his .17 and I went home. Then I started thinking about it. Generally when I buy a new gun I spend at least as much as the purchase price in accessories and ammo so that usually kills it for me. Then I realized I already have mags, an extra bipod, extra 3-13x50 scope and ammo.

I thought about it some more and did a little research. On the Mossberg site the MSRP was $689 (I think). Big 5 had a tag on it for $579. Then I used a 15% off coupon and got it with tax and DROS for $556 total. I realize it's not a Remington 700, but so far I'm pleased with how it feels. Haven't had a chance to get it to the range yet, but it should be fun.

Anyone have one of these? anything I should know?

Thanks,
Trash.

SpunkyJivl
09-22-2012, 2:59 PM
I've been looking for one of these for months. Can't find one anywhere. Love that it can take ar mags. Guess ill go check out big5.

Bikertrash
09-22-2012, 3:45 PM
I've been looking for one of these for months. Can't find one anywhere. Love that it can take ar mags. Guess ill go check out big5.

Big5 in Ramona has one on the shelf right now.

Cadre
09-22-2012, 3:59 PM
+1 on MVP

BLR81
09-22-2012, 4:46 PM
Which model did you get? The 24" bench rest or the 20 or 18" hunters?

Roland Deschain
09-22-2012, 5:03 PM
Big5 in Ramona has one on the shelf right now.

Wow that's pretty sweet. I've been looking for a bolt action rifle for a while now but hadn't come across the Mossberg MVP. Was originally going to go .308 for more stopping power but all my ammo/rifles are .223 so that makes more sense for my first bolt action. Now add on the fact that all my rifles are AR-15s and the MVP makes perfect sense. Need to do more research but chances are I'll head out to Ramona to impulse buy :D

Bikertrash
09-22-2012, 5:47 PM
Which model did you get? The 24" bench rest or the 20 or 18" hunters?
I got the 24" like this one http://www.mossberg.com/product/rifles-bolt-action-centerfire-mvp-centerfire-varmint/27700

Yeah, like I mentioned, it intrigued me. One a firearm does that I will soon own it. I was just @ Big 5 a half hour ago and they have one in the rack. I forgot to mention that it's a lot lighter than it looks.

ckyrulez
09-25-2012, 7:55 PM
Be sure to provide a range report. I've recently been thinking about a bolt gun and I already own an AR so using .223/5.56 and the AR mags with the MVP would seem perfect. It would be nice to consolidate calibers and also share mags.

NSR500
09-25-2012, 8:23 PM
I want one so I can be the tactical ******* at the range running it with a 100rd drum and the loudest brake possible.

Arnelcheeze
09-25-2012, 10:23 PM
I have the 24" MVP, i love it.
PROS: its accurate, takes AR mags, the stock is pretty nice, and the LBA trigger is good.
CONS: sloppy bolt when open, works better with steel GI mags but PMAGs do work.
Leupold Rings, Nikon P223 3X9 40
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/2012-09-25_22-05-01_533.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/2012-09-25_22-05-40_648.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/osg/2012-09-25_22-06-51_30.jpg

d33pt
09-26-2012, 12:54 AM
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Capybara
09-26-2012, 7:50 AM
I really wanted one when they came out. Same as the other posters, couldn't find one anywhere so after months of looking, false leads, etc. I bought a CZ-527 Varmint instead. The CZ is an amazing gun, build quality seems a little nicer and I think the CZ is inherently a bit more accurate but it cost more and doesn't accept AR mags. The AR mag thing is nice but you typically shoot a long range bolt action a lot more slowly than your AR so I can live with the tiny box magazine on the CZ.

Range report once you shoot it! I would say consider typical bolt action upgrades, bed the barrel, etc. if you really want to make it more accurate. Mossbergs are nice guns.

gorenut
09-26-2012, 10:31 AM
Want one, but wish they came in a different stock, preferably a synthetic one.

Jyruiz
09-26-2012, 8:11 PM
Want one, but wish they came in a different stock, preferably a synthetic one.

Word!

tuna quesadilla
09-27-2012, 12:12 AM
I want one so I can be the tactical ******* at the range running it with a 100rd drum and the loudest brake possible.

I'm thinking I'll have ADCO chop mine to 10.5" and pin the 5.5" retro flash hider on it, and run it with the 60rd Surefire mag.

NSR500
09-27-2012, 12:21 AM
^ That's hella HSLD. :cool:

jokat989
09-27-2012, 1:25 AM
i want one chambered in 300 aac with an 18 inch bbl

sepiid
10-22-2012, 6:41 PM
just sold my AR and Optics! ill be going to Gander Mountain here in TX tomorrow and bring a new Mossberg MVP in the morning! god bless TX and may our friendly laws rub off on CA in the very near future

Euphoria526
10-22-2012, 6:47 PM
Was suggested to try this and I wanted a bolt action .223 or5.56. Tried it last weekend and that was the dirty cheeked range gun. But it was accurate up to 100 yards solidly again and again. My buddy was shooting his AR and he jaded me his mag to shoot (pmag) and it worked but occasionally wouldn't lock in place and stay in. Bit the metal range one was dirty as sin and would stick and not load.
Overall impression:
I'm completely sold on the 18 scout scoped model. Very comfy to shoot while I build my AR in the nearer future.

kris smith
10-22-2012, 6:51 PM
I had one when they first came out I was not impressed the bolt was sloppy when all the way to the rear. 30 round mags are too heavy for the mag release to hold in properly not a problem if you push up on the bottom of the mag. 20 round mags work fine. The scope mounts were always coming lose. No matter what. I sold it after a few months. I should have got the ruger gunsite scout

tuna quesadilla
10-22-2012, 7:33 PM
I had one when they first came out I was not impressed the bolt was sloppy when all the way to the rear. 30 round mags are too heavy for the mag release to hold in properly not a problem if you push up on the bottom of the mag. 20 round mags work fine. The scope mounts were always coming lose. No matter what. I sold it after a few months. I should have got the ruger gunsite scout

Sounds like all of those are nonissues or easily fixable --

1. Bolt is sloppy when retracted? That's a fairly normal characteristic of bolt-action rifles, and it does not effect operation...

2. 30rd mags too heavy for the mag release to hold? Who would even use a 30rd mag (of course I mean a 10/30 :43:) with this rifle?

3. Scope mounts coming loose? Factory scope bases tend to suck; get a solid one-piece base and properly bed & install it.