Yeah, the MVP 18.5" with a 20 rd box, fluted barrel, maybe the camo finish has a look to it that is appealing. With ammo costs up like they are, .223 is getting second looks from me as a practice and GP round (of sorts) too.
The "flappy paddle" lip on the bolt appears a "Achilles heel" but certainly the Mossy designers considered that and the flange thing must be engineered to be strong. Time will tell I guess. Every thing I read says the dang things will shoot.