Want to add this to collection.. Thoughts??

Shooter13Shooter13 MemberPosts: 125 Member
So I'm really liking the mossberg MVP predator/patrol rifle chambered in .556/.223. It takes AR mags and I would use it mainly for target practice.. My 22s are sometimes not enough, and my next caliber is 30-06.. Just looking for something cheap n fun..
I really like bolt action so please don't say just get an AR.. Cabelas has them for about $600. So im sure if i shop around i can get one for $500-550. Thanks guys..


https://www.mossberg.com/products/rifles/mvp-series/mvp-predator

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  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,584 Senior Member
    I'm a bit intrigued by them. If this is going to be primarily a bench/target gun I'd consider going with one of the MVP varmint variants with the longer, heavier barrel. I can attest to the fact that .223 bolt guns can be a lot of fun!
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    My brother recently bought the varmint version and it's a winner. We have not done rifle specific load development yet and it is shooting sub-MOA, with the crappy Barska glass it came with.
    I am pretty sure with some load work and better glass it will be a 1/2" rifle or better.

    Sako
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Think about an SKS. Cheap to buy and cheap to shoot.
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,500 Senior Member
    A buddy of mine has the varmit version, it's a shooter.

    Ditto what Alphasig said. Also, for that money, Remington Sps and Savage are worth a look.

    You sure can't go wrong with a 223.
  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    Love old Marlins, I have not been impressed with the feel/finish of any recently. They feel really rough and cheap to me. Maybe I haven't seen the right ones, I haven't held one of those, looks kinda neat. What benefit does the AR mag thing have in a bolt action? .223 from Remington, CZ, or Savage(varmint) would be worth a look IMHO...

    http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-527-carbine/
    I like this one...a bit more $ though.
  • Shooter13Shooter13 Member Posts: 125 Member
    Cheetoh734 wrote: »
    Love old Marlins, I have not been impressed with the feel/finish of any recently. They feel really rough and cheap to me. Maybe I haven't seen the right ones, I haven't held one of those, looks kinda neat. What benefit does the AR mag thing have in a bolt action? .223 from Remington, CZ, or Savage(varmint) would be worth a look IMHO...

    http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-527-carbine/
    I like this one...a bit more $ though.


    The AR mag is not that important,, i dont think i would want to put a 30 rd mag, but the 10rd mag is a plus, maybe having 20rds without reloading sounds fun. I have been target shooting with my 30-06 with 4+1 capacity and wish i had a few more rounds. Is there any other bolt gun with
    ore than 5 rd mag?
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    I want one. Not bad enough to actually go buy one, but it's a good idea.

    I personally would get that or a Savage.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • Mike WeberMike Weber Member Posts: 91 Member
    Probably wouldn't make a bad entry level varminter. I'd probably lean more toward a Remington Model 700 based rifle or a Savage varminter.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,624 Senior Member
    My "toy gun" is a Saiga .223. $300 NIB a couple of years ago from J&G Sales. I know, I got ripped, but they're almost twice that nowadays. I like AK actions - they're practically immortal, reliable as sunrise, low maintenance and they eat anything you feed them. Perfect for harsh environments, and harsher weather. I swapped out the original dust cover for a UTG Tri-Rail cover and attached a decent 3-9 IR scope, cheapie tactical light and even cheaper laser. Of course, you can always just get a side mount that attaches to the built-in receiver rail. Lately I can shoot under 2 inch groups at 100 yards with cheap Silver Bear ammo, add a half-inch to that for Wolf or TulAmmo. I kept the original "traditional" stock configuration. Anyway, as it is, it's ideal for home, school and office. And if society ever hits a speed bump, I can always slip in a 30 round mag for poops and giggles.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    These days I am kicking myself for passing on $350 AKs, $125 SKSs, and $50 Nagants.

    Of course, I didn't have the aforementioned cash back then either.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,825 Senior Member
    For that $ Savage would be my choice.
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Shooter13 wrote: »
    So I'm really liking the mossberg MVP predator/patrol rifle chambered in .556/.223.

    https://www.mossberg.com/products/rifles/mvp-series/mvp-predator


    I saw one today at my LGS and, while I'm not particularly interested in the concept, I did have to look a couple of times. The fit and finish seemed well above what I would have expected sight unseen.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,663 Senior Member
    I want one as well. I would love to have the MVP Predator, but with the threaded barrel. I know they have the Thunder Ranch version, but I aint paying an extra $200 for the Logo on the ugly stock
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
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