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Dolled up Mossberg MVP and "Recce" inspired hunting AR.

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,563 Senior Member
I mentioned some weeks back about a Mossberg MVP I was rattle-canning for pig hunting. Here it is.

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Nothing special. Just painted for my typical hunting property flora and the Griffin RSTA suppressor adapter fitted. A Vortex PST 1-4 tops it. Range test/dope confirmation this weekend maybe.

I also did up a rig for coyote and other critters that need ghosting. It's kind of recce rifle inspired (16" barrel, optics, 5.56mm) rig. The stock is an ACE fixed length. It's basically as long as carbine stock one click out from full extension. For me it's spot on for a variety of shooting positions.

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This one bears the same scope and has been range tested as of last week. Sub-MOA just like I like it. I forgot to take the scope leveling bubble off the muzzle before the pic was taken.

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A hunting report soon if the weather holds.



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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,611 Senior Member
    Looks good Jason :up: :up:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,847 Senior Member
    They should serve you well
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I like them both. Very nice paint job.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,563 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I like them both. Very nice paint job.


    Thanks.

    If the pattern works well I'm going to strip all the Krylon off and replace it with Duracoat.


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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    If the pattern works well you will have to trip over them to find it.

    I like them both. The Ace skeleton stock is one of my favorites. My only gripe is using a rear bag is nearly impossible when shooting from the bench.

    Hmmm, now you gots me thinking I may have to play musical stocks.

    Is that the factory plastic stock on the MVP? I highly recommend Tromix if you decide to change the trigger guard on that rifle.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,722 Senior Member
    Looks good on both. What are the optics, and what range do you plan on going out to with them?
    Overkill is underrated.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,784 Senior Member
    Very nice. What's the bolt handle on the MVP?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Very nice. What's the bolt handle on the MVP?

    Yeah this.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    If the pattern works well I'm going to strip all the Krylon off and replace it with Duracoat.

    I might do that on the bolt action, if it started looking really bad, but the AR could be touched up easily or just painted over.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,453 Senior Member
    Coyotes are a problem here in GA. The DNR is offering incentives to kill them, although not a bounty in cash. Just a way to win a lifetime license. They're predating fawns and turkey eggs. Looks like either one of those rifles will do the job.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Very nice pattern.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,563 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Very nice. What's the bolt handle on the MVP?


    Badger Ordnance bolt knob. Factory knob was cut off, handle stem rounded and threaded for the knob. Red Loctite for insurance.


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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    I like the ACE Stock. I want more of them.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    My favorite AR stock by a mile! Good job on those guns :cool2:

    The only thing keeping it from my favorite is the lack of QD sling studs.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Hummm, they have threaded screw holes in several spots that allow you to screw in your own :uhm:

    I want QD sockets like darn near every other adjustable stock I have.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    I can't screw in a QD socket (that I know of) so, in reality, you can't screw in whatever you want. No?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I can't screw in a QD socket (that I know of) so, in reality, you can't screw in whatever you want. No?

    Now that you mention it. You have to screw ON the ACE stocks. Which leaves junk hanging out in the open to get caught on stuff. Hmm. I may have to go into the cave tonight and try to fabricobble something sleeker for mine.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    I knew you'd be useful if I played the damsel in distress roll. Thanks!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,496 Senior Member
    And they now make a stock with the QD socket. Of course, they come out with that stock after I bought mine a couple years ago.

    Meanies!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,563 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    The only thing keeping it from my favorite is the lack of QD sling studs.


    Agreed.


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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    You done well, they look great!
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,877 Senior Member
    They both look great! I really need to try the ACE stock. I always run my CAR stocks on the second to last hole and prefer a solid stock.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Nice job. The paint work looks really good!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,563 Senior Member
    Michakav wrote: »
    They both look great! I really need to try the ACE stock. I always run my CAR stocks on the second to last hole and prefer a solid stock.


    Price wise they don't cost much more than CAR stock/buffer tube assembly combinations. The one pictured uses a rifle buffer and spring, not a carbine.


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