MVP Scout vs Patrol

Discussion in '308/ 7.62 MVP and Variants' started by eo1bart, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. eo1bart New Member

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    I decided to get a scout rifle in .308 Win and narrowed the list down to the Mossberg MVP. In looking at the Scout and Patrol models, they look identical with the exception of the rear site, and maybe the sling mount. The Patrol model though cost quite a bit less so I am leaning towards that. Am I missing something?
  2. boostless Active Member

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    Only difference I've noticed is the optics rail and the peep sight in the rail. Looks like it also has picatinny rail sections towards the front of the stock as well. Everything else seems to be the same. If your not going to mount a forward optic I'd go with the patrol. MSRP seems to be about $30 more on the scout, I'm looking at gallery of guns.
  3. Bobby Kobito Member

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    I went with the Patrol in .308 for my Scout Rifle. With the full length picatinny rail and the 2 small rails on the side of the scout adds weight to the gun. So looking at it as a scout rifle, you don't want unnecessary weight imo. I have a PA 4-14 HUD-DMR Reticle Scope on mine and here's the link http://www.primaryarms.com/primary-...pe-acss-hud-dmr-308-223-reticle-pa4-14xffp308 The reticle does all the work for you which is etched into the glass for moving targets at 3 different speeds, wind hold overs for 5 & 10 mph, range estimating for someone in the prone or 18" wide, range estimating for the height of an avg man standing and more. Their is Chevron for a precise point of aim so no clutter there. The scope is good for 1,000 yards and all of this is etched in the reticle so NO MATH ;-) Check out the video for it on their site. The Iron sights on the patrol work just fine and I hit 2 out 3 at 200 yards my first time to the range. Also, you buy a Leopold See-Thru Rings that will allow to still use your irons with your scope choice. I also bought 2-20 round mags to go with the 10 rd that came with it, so the 10 in the gun & the other 2 in a mag pouch. Hope I helped in some and good luck with either one that you end up getting! Bob
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  4. eo1bart New Member

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    Thanks for the info Bob. I ended up ordering an MVP Patrol yesterday. I got the one that comes with a UTG Bugbuster scope. It was only an extra $45.00 so I figured I'd get it and use it for now, and if I decide I want a better scope later I can always put the UTG on my Ruger 10/22. I'm looking at some extra mags as well, but have been reading mixed reviews on the PMAG and others. What did you buy for mags?
  5. Bobby Kobito Member

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    Congrats my friend... I Love my Patrol and it's been my go to gun since I bought! I kept the factory Trigger, though some guys are changing which I don't understand since it breaks clean at 3 lbs from the factory. However, I did change the A2 Flash hider and bought a 'Tanker Style' off of Ebay and I'm able to keep my POA while racking another round!
    Anyways, I bought 2 Magpul PMAG Magazine Black .308 Win / 7.62 NATO 20rd when I got the gun and have never had a problem with them, even after at least 1,000 rounds! Now I did hear the 25 rounder had some issues which was probably caused by the extra weight of 5 rounds but can not confirm that, since I don't own one. Also, I am an Army Veteran so I toss my mags around & baby nothing I own, and they work fine today after 18 months of playing! My theory is if can't take a little beating from the range or hunting then the product isn't worth it regardless of price and you couldn't count on it in a SHTF scenario, that's for sure!
  6. eo1bart New Member

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    The wait begins. I should have it by next Wednesday. Just ordered a set of 308 dies and some Hornady 168gr AMAX bullets. Maybe I'll have some ammo loaded before the rifle arrives!
  7. Bobby Kobito Member

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  8. wood chucker Moderator

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    e01bart, like Bobby, my patrols are a my go to favorites. Dang handy portable and accurate. I think you're gong to like it.

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