MVP .308

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Forum' started by wood chucker, May 22, 2013.

  1. wood chucker Moderator

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    I just read in rifle firepower magazine that the large action .308 MVP does not use the drop-push feature of the small action 5.56 MVP.

    It uses two feed bumps located at 5 and 7 o'clock on the bolt head to strip rounds from the magazine.

    The articles author had mostly good thigs to say about it and successfuly took a Canadian moose with it.
  2. LowLight Member

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    Read the same review. For what the rifle is intended for it got a great review. My question is what twist rate is the barrel or will there be any options for different twist rates? I would love to get my hand on and use it for subsonic work. I will be getting my mvp back as soon as I get out of PR. I got it cut down to 16 inches to use with my Liberty Mystic suppresser and would like to have its big brother.
  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I also read the same review. I can't understand what is taking Mossberg soooo long to get the MVP variants to market.
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  4. Polish Shooter New Member

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    Going to be reloading all weekend to get ready for our trip to South Dakota next week for P-dogging. While I will have a bunch of ammo for the M77VR Swift from the bench, I am looking forward more to using the new MVP off the trigger stick tripod when we are "walking around.'

    It was a long road shooting it to finally getting a couple of really accurate loads, butit also got me to really like the trigger and the scope.

    That said, I am REALLY thinking my next new rifle just may be a matching 20" .308 Predator. I also saw that article, and am intrigued.

    I knew someday I was going to buy a .308 tactical, and always thought it would be a Savage...

    But so far learning the Mossberg Predator has pleased me to no end, and I believe after next week I will simply HAVE to get one in .308....

    The rifle after THAT will maybe be a Savage in .300 Winmag....if Mossberg doesn't come out with a Predator in Winnie FIRST, LOL
  5. wood chucker Moderator

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    Most folks tend to equate Mossberg with pump shot guns and forget that they also make doubles and auto loading shotguns in scads of variations not to mention lever, bolt and auto loading rim fire rifles and lever, bolt and auto loading center fire rifles.

    My guess is that Mossy is up to their eyeballs in back orders like everyone else these days.
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  6. wood chucker Moderator

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    Shamelessly cut and pasted form the web.

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  7. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Man, they really need to consider redesigning the mag release.
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  8. bombadillo Moderator

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    Mag release or not, I'm still buying a .308 variant when available to me here. It'll match my savage .308 Model 11, Remington 5R, and complete my .308 needs. Next is going to be a .300wm or .338lm when I want to shoot 3 dollar bills.
  9. wood chucker Moderator

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    Mags for it won't be as cheap as the 5.56 predator & varmint but they will still be far less than spare mags for anything comparable.

    My LGS has mags for Browning, Ruger, Savage, AWI etc. even at no markup prices I still get sticker shock every time I look at 'em.
  10. mao0720 New Member

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    I think the 308 MVP will use DPMS pattern 308 magazines which means you should be able to use 308 PMags that cost about $30 for a 20rnd mag.
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  11. wood chucker Moderator

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    That is my understanding as well, I.E. mags compatible with first gen 1950's and 60's AR10, DPMS, KAS,LaRue, Remington etc.
  12. wood chucker Moderator

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    My LGS, has an especially good relationship with Mossy. When the .308 was announced I called my LGS right away and got number one on their list.

    No MVP .308 yet...waiting sucks.....:eek:
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    Question: How do you post photos "in" the body of the post. I was only able to "upload" a file. I had no luck just pasting in the message body.

    thanks bob
  15. Broncman New Member

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    Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I thought I saw a review that stated it will take AR 308 style magazines and M14/M1A magazines as well.
  16. wood chucker Moderator

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    AR 10 and AR10A, DPMS, SR-25 etc. use the same pattern of magazine. This is the one Mossy designed the MVP .308 to use.

    Only the second generation AR10, the B model, uses converted M14 magazines.
  17. Broncman New Member

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    Found this video and am looking for other too. At about 1 minute it is stated M1A and DPMS magazines.
  18. wood chucker Moderator

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    Take a closer look at the video. The MVP's in the video are 5.56 and neither of the guys are from Mossy.

    The pics posted earlier in the thread ( shamelessly copied and pasted form rifle firepower ) show a Stoner pattern/first gen AR10/DPMS/SR-25 type magazine and compatible mag catch.
  19. RoyP Active Member

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    I was really interested in these but seems like they are just a idea still. ended up picking up a savage fp-sr in 308 to fill my needs for now.
  20. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Morning RoyP! I was thinking the same thing about the availability of the MVP in 308 until a few days ago. I am starting to see MVP Flex rifles showing up, so I called my buddy who is an FFL and asked him to see what MVPs are in stock ready to ship from the distributor. Sure enough, one of the offerings is the MVP patrol in 308. I was going to order one, but I have had 16.5" 308 rifles in the past and wasn't real fond of them. I am going to hold out for the 20" or 24". Anyway, I would think they will start showing up on GunBroker soon.

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