Accuracy results and Bullet weights

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Forum' started by RRatedArmory, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. RRatedArmory FFL Dealer

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    I finally got to the range this weekend and shot my MVP. I really like the rifle but I'm not impressed with it. I shot a variety of loads but nothing I had seemed to group very well. What have you guys thought of the accuracy and what are you shooting?
  2. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Most of the reports I have seen were right at 1 MOA with 55 grn FMJ. I was going to take mine out today, but it is too windy. I plan on taking an assortment from 40 grn to 75 grn. What types of ammo did you use and what groups did you shoot at what distance?
  3. Neil New Member

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    Most of what I read on range reports of the MVP said it shoots under or around 1 MOA
  4. RRatedArmory FFL Dealer

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    On Saturday it was mild and kinda windy when I went to the range. I used some Winchester 55gr 5.56 to get on paper at 25 yards. Then I used some Lake City 62 grain green tip 5.56 to get close at 100 yards. And then I used some 60 grain Hornady TAP at 200 yards, I was shooting a 2-2.25" group at 200 yards with that and wasn't real happy. I am ordering some 69 grain Corbon loaded with Nossler BTHP bullets that I want to try, and if that shoots well, I'll use that for coyotes. I also shot some Hornady 75 grain TAP that I use in my AR for hunting and I was six inches low and left so I only shot a few of those. I know the MVP isn't a real expensive rifle, and I have never seen it being advertised as a sub MOA shooter. I was just hoping to be shooting quarter size groups at 200. It was shooting 1 MOA all day I just wanted better, maybe if I find the right load it will. If anyone has actually shot a MVP with better results I'd like to hear about it.
  5. rjpoog1989 New Member

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    It's still early in the game, and I'm sure with some experimenting you'll find a load that works. Just a simple primer change sometimes makes the difference. Don't give up yet!
  6. RRatedArmory FFL Dealer

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    I agree there is still alot of things to try with this rifle. I gaven't even tried shooting any of my reloads yet. I hope I can get these 69 grain loads to group well. If they do, I'm gonna start reloading that bullet weight and experimenting with the loads.
  7. croatiansensation New Member

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    I shot my mvp with 62 gr ss109 and was not impressed. Delta force guys i know say this ammo is 3 or 4 moa by itself......my mvp shot it better even though it was rejects i bought at cabela's. Remember, this ammo is not to standard which is why its sold on the civilean market. I even had one primer out of 20 rnds misfire!

    I work up loads with fed brass and win primers using 748 data in the nosler manual and their 40gr bullet. Wow! Shoots dimes at 100 yds with 2 rounds out of 3 in one hole!

    Also have tried TAC with the same bullet....3 round groups well with in 3/4 moa but not as good as 748.

    77gr Nosler HPBT also shot a little over a inch with lyman data for reloader 15. 1 in 9 is slow according to some but they would put three in about 1 inch and 5 in an 1.5"

    Hope this helps yunz!

    PS mechtech....didn't steal your avatar, had it for awhile.
  8. croatiansensation New Member

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    Next, I'm gonna try varget with sierra 55gr spts and 69gr hpbt next, lyman 49th data recommends varget for these bullets.

    Also got some benchmark to try with noslers 50 grainer. I'll let you know how it works out.
  9. croatiansensation New Member

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    Using a simmons 6.5-20x50 from midway btw...great scope
  10. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Aw Man!! You've been squatting on my Avatar!!:D Who new the Gadsden flag would make such a comeback? I wish more people would recognize its importance and fly it with vigilance. BTW, Welcome to the Mossberg MVP forum!
  11. LtDan Member

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    I can't wait to get mine,I just got a tracking number, the 27th is a long way off....anyhoo I've got a whole bunch of 223 loaded up. My favorite is 69 gr SMK with 25 gr of Varget, it works well in my 24" bull barreled AR. I'll bet with the 1in 9 twist it's going to do good with 55 grain boolitts.....we shall see.
  12. Neil New Member

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    If anybody has questions about the accuracy of the MVP then I suggest watching this video:
    This guy does an outstanding job reviewing the MVP, and I must say I like his camo. He also has two other vidoes about the MVP but they arent about accuracy. Enjoy
  13. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I finally got out to the range this morning to experiment with 40gr and 55gr Hornady Varmint Express. The_Pooze and I set up at 100 yrds and shot from a bench using Caldwell shooting bags. Temperature was about 60 F and we had a crosswind 5 to 10 MPH from left to right. The Hornady 40gr bullets performed the best with a 3 shot .5" group with 2 bullets sharing one hole!
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    The second group was 5 shots of the 40gr Hornady and measured a little over 1.0" with a 4 hole cluster measuring .660".
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    The 55gr Hornady bullets also grouped very well with 3 shots at .730" . The hole at the top of the target was an earlier experiment:).
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  14. RRatedArmory FFL Dealer

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    Good shooting MechTech. I also went to the range this weekend and was really happy with the rifle and my new ammo. I was shooting .5 MOA at 100, 200, and 300 yards with Corbon ammo loaded with Nosler 69gr BTHP bullets and Lapua brass. I wish I new the powder so I could load them myself at home. 69gr bullets are what Im going to start experimenting with for my MVP. This will be my coyote hunting load.
  15. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Nice to hear the Nosler bullet did so well for you. I am thinking of using the 69 gr Nosler or the 70 gr Barnes solid for Whitetails in Kentucky this year.
  16. bombadillo Moderator

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    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.

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    This was the Centurion M193 that was shooting 2-3" or so on about 18x power with the scope. I was shooting with a Truglo Infinity scope and it has fine target hairs.

    Next was Federal TNT Green 43 gr which grouped pretty well.
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    Next was the PMC FMJ 55gr and it did really well considering its one of the cheapest rounds out there. I continually buy these things because they perform.
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    Next was Federal M193 FMJ that did really well also
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    This group was black hills 55gr PSP hunting rounds. They shot a bit high and left but grouped really well. These were expensive hunting rounds and I would definitely say worth the while and money.
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    Last but not least, the Hornady did amazing. When I did my part, it was sub MOA all day long. This was both hand loads and BVAC reloads and both had the same results.
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    this was one of the best groups of the day

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    And there were more but I didn't get a chance to get pics of them all. Hornady was both 52 and 55gr rounds. My gun just seems to love these rounds for some reason. Believe it or not, this was a 5 round group with Hornady but looks like 3. You can kind of see the bottom 2 holes are slightly larger than the top one, but its difficult.


    RRatedarmory, it seems as though my gun really likes the lighter ammo not the heavier stuff so maybe try 50-55gr match ammo. I know I could do better but i had a scope failure with a BSA Sweet .223 scope and the objective gave up on me so that was an issue. I was kind of in a hurry and with a friend. Stupid BSA is going back and getting a better scope with better reticle. This was also with a good 10-15mph crosswind or more and was getting worse as time went on so I feel like this was a really good day for the gun.

    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.
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  17. The_Pooze KIDS, Kids, kids................

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    Yes, as more and more accuracy reviews are coming in it seems that the lighter weight bullets are trending to be the digestable favorites of the MVP rifle for accuracy. Now I haven't tried the 75grn Hornandy bthp match that John Snow who may or may not write for Outdoor Life used to group under 1/2 inch, but that slightly contradicts what some members are finding here. Needless to say I just ordered some from Midway along with 35 SupFrmnce an 40 gr vmax along with Black Hills 36gr VG and 40gr ammo for more testing. Keep the posts coming.
  18. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Nice shooting Bombadillo! Hard to beat that Hornady Vmax Bullet. As soon as we get some soybeans in the ground I will find out what the groundhogs think of the MVP / VMax combo.:D
  19. LtDan Member

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    I went out today to see how this new CFE powder from Hodgdon is working. These were Hornady 55 Gr VMax
    1 photo 26 gr of CFE OAL 2.250
    2 photo 26.5 gr CFE 55 gr Vmax
    3rd photo 26.8 gr CFE 55 vmax
    4th photo 27.3 (not 27.5 as noted) gr of CFE 55 vmax
    5th photo and my best 100 yard group was Sierra 60 gr hollow points with 25.5 gr of CFE the flyer was me getting the feeling that I could mail that 4 th shot in and i blew it.
    69 gr Sierra Match Kings that work so well in my AR's don't like the mossberg barrel for some reason. I even shot a few 77 gr SMK's no joy either. I had some Nosler 40gr varmageddons but the wind came up and they were a little light for the task. The MVP I concur likes the 50-60 gr bullets. I have noticed a bit of copper fouling and that barrel sure packs up with carbon and copper takes a heck of a lot of patches to get it clean. Getting a Nikon scope this week hope to do better.

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  20. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Nice shooting LtDan! I hope to do some work here soon with the 62 gr and 70 gr Barnes solid. I'll let you know what I come up with. BTW, is your MVP bore tight as hell with a brass brush? I had to fight like mad to get the brush through the bore when cleaning out copper fouling. Even once it was clean, the bore was still tight on the brush.

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