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Old May 22, 2020, 10:10 PM   #1
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Mossberg MVP Patrol 223

I noticed a little rifle at a gun store today. It is a Mossberg MVP Patrol in 223/5.56. Bolt action that uses an AR mag. I have a Remington 7615 pump 223/5.56 that uses an AR mag. I thought the bolt gun would be a nice addition. Has anyone had any experience with the Mossberg? Anyone know which bullet it likes? With all this AR hating going around I figure maybe the pump and the bolt guns that use the AR mags will be of use someday.
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Old May 23, 2020, 12:41 PM   #2
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I had one that I got talked out of- really wish I had it back. All I ever shot through mine was 50gr, 52gr, 55gr, and 60gr V-Max's and, dang, I forgot what that other stuff was. It had a bit of a break-in and settling in period, but it felt great and shot great. Some folks didn't like the way the magazine rattled, but I didn't find it that bad and was a pretty simple magazine lock up system that was durable and didn't collect a lot of dirt, dust, and funk. The stock felt good, the action was fitted well with the stock, and it was free floated well. I thought the trigger was pretty good for a factory non-tinkered with trigger. I really wish I had that one back, but then again, I have a CZ 527 in .223, so it's probably better off in it's new home where it gets shot more.
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Old May 23, 2020, 01:02 PM   #3
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I have a mossberg patriot in laminated walnut I think it's worth twice what I paid for it--can't speak for their other rifles though.
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Old May 23, 2020, 01:40 PM   #4
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I love my Mossy 223. I use it on chucks. Likes standard .223 55 grain. Picked up some Mossberg mags for it but AR mags work great too.
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Old May 24, 2020, 08:44 AM   #5
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I have the MVP Varmint. They're a gimmick gun. If you don't have a particular need to have the >10rd mag capacity but be limited to STANAG mag length, then pick a different gun. The bedding block is plastic and cracks almost as soon as you buy it. The bores are like 5 miles of carpet bombed dirt road. The chambers are a hot-dog-in-a-hallway kind of situation and the factory wood stocks are never straight. Also, twist off the factory scope bases right away, they bent/broke on my gun the first time I did a barricade match with it and there's a lake of oil under them from the factory.

In my pursuits of getting mine to shoot right I replaced the barrel, scope mounts, recoil lug, trigger, extractor (4 times until I got an aftermarket unit) & detent ball, and stock. Now it has a Columbia River Arms 26" 7 twist barrel and the only things on the rifle that came with it is the receiver and the bolt (minus extractors which I've had to replace 4 times).

If you like to shoot high volume varmints then it's fun but still has too long a throat to do really well with varmint bullets.

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Old May 24, 2020, 10:41 AM   #6
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Nice looking rig ballistic--is that an MDT chassis? I have a heavy varminter barrel going in on one and I notice that nice balance extension for bipod you have on the oh-so-short forend (my LSS is like that). Where do get that extension?
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Old May 24, 2020, 10:43 AM   #7
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I have the MVP Varmint. They're a gimmick gun. If you don't have a particular need to have the >10rd mag capacity but be limited to STANAG mag length, then pick a different gun. The bedding block is plastic and cracks almost as soon as you buy it. The bores are like 5 miles of carpet bombed dirt road. The chambers are a hot-dog-in-a-hallway kind of situation and the factory wood stocks are never straight. Also, twist off the factory scope bases right away, they bent/broke on my gun the first time I did a barricade match with it and there's a lake of oil under them from the factory.

In my pursuits of getting mine to shoot right I replaced the barrel, scope mounts, recoil lug, trigger, extractor (4 times until I got an aftermarket unit) & detent ball, and stock. Now it has a Columbia River Arms 26" 7 twist barrel and the only things on the rifle that came with it is the receiver and the bolt (minus extractors which I've had to replace 4 times).

If you like to shoot high volume varmints then it's fun but still has too long a throat to do really well with varmint bullets.

I'm guessing you don't like the MVP!
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