My new MVP 5.56mm Varmint owner here

Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by Delavan, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Delavan New Member

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    Hello,

    I just got accepted into the community and posted in the "introduction" forum.

    My MVP Varmint came with scope and bypod, but not the BARSKA scope. Its a Deadringer scope.

    MODEL: 4-16 50
    FIELD OF VIEW: 4°-1.16°
    EXIT PUPIL: 8.1-4.1MM
    EYE RELIEF INCH /MM: 4.02-3.03/102-77
    CLICK VALUE: 1/8 MOA @100YDS
    LENGTH INCH /MM: 14.96/380
    TUBE DIAMETER: 25.4MM
    W/E TURRET STYLE: LOCKABLE
    RETICLE: GLASS ETCHED RETICLE
    ILLUMINATION: RED ILLUMINATION IN THE CENTER
    COATING: FULLY MULTI-COATED GREEN

    MVP 27717 combo package, Packed in April 2016, purchased in Canada at Wolverine Sports

    I'm no expert, but this scope seems to have more options than the Barska I seen in previous online reviews w/pics.

    I'm shooting PPU 55 grains and learning as I go. I chose the MVP as a learning tool and cheap starter package. It was this or a Savage model 10 + accessories, which would have been more costly.

    Looking forward to hear from you and learn from your experience with the rifle.
  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Don't expect much from that scope. It'll work to put crosshairs on things and it's plenty to get you to a skill level where you'll WANT and NEED a better one. It's not a "bad" scope but twisting on those turrets won't produce consistent results, so zero it and then use the reticle for hold-offs. Their package scopes are in fact bawlz in comparison to what's out there even in the bargain bin so don't be surprised when you outgrow it, just don't go hating it until you outgrow it.

    Otherwise, disassemble the whole thing, clean off the oil, reassemble and enjoy. They're a heck of a little rifle.

    On another note, what province are you in? and Welcome to the machine!
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  3. Delavan New Member

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    I'm in Alberta.
    I didn't think much of the packaged scope, especially based on price. But buying firearms often comes with a discussion with wifey...I didn't want to spend on a rifle and then come up with a $500+ scope expenditure the next day...so I settled for bundled/budget for this round. This is why I went MVP instead of Tikka, etc. People are skeptical about Mossberg for rifles...usually they see shotties only (I own a Mossy 500). I like to try the underdog, so MVP here I am.

    I understand that good glass is expensive. Although I got into firearms looking at cheap stuff first...didn't see that as an expensive hobby at first. That is why I got those $199 SKS & Mosin wonders (in Canada a couple years back) & a .22LR.
    I wonder if I'll get the bite hard enough to make me feel good justifying high performance/high cost parts.
  4. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    When it's time for a new optic you'll know and then you can reach out to me and we can find just the right thing without having to have so many hundred loony bills fly away. For your use case you'll never really "need" to dial much elevation or wind so use the scope you have till the lenses fall out. When you shop for a new scope, don't buy any features you don't need and you'll avoid the high costs. I have $200US and $300US optics on guns I've shot to a mile and they're great. Those scopes lack almost all features that are popular but also didn't need them. They just needed great turrets and OK glass. Looks like you've got your head screwed on right which is the biggest and most expensive hurdle so I'd be feeling pretty good about myself if I was in your shoes.
  5. wood chucker Moderator

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    Hi Delavan and welcome to the boards.

    Good score on the MVP. You'll have boatloads of fun with it.

    And +1 to what Spamassasin said.
  6. Delavan New Member

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    Thanks!

    I don't intend on shooting that rifle to the point where I will "torture test" it, but enough to get my fun out of it. If I stay with brass cases, commercial loads and "bench-shooting firing rates", I would hope it works fine of a thousand rounds at least before ordering extra parts!

    I really dig that Mosin torture test (part 1/2) from IV8888 if you haven't had the chance to watch!



    I can't help it, this is a funny vid.

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