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I think for entry level it would work fine, may want to up grade the trigger mine on my MVP varmint needed alot of work to get it just right.
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My wife has the MVP Predator (in 5.56) so the action is the same as this LR model just a smaller caliber. The action takes a good bit of getting used to as it is trying to strip a round from the AR mags and requires a little more force than a typical bolt rifle. It starts to smooth out after about 100rds but you really have to work it unlike most bolt rifles it is not near as smooth. It takes a little bit of practice but not too bad. We have not engaged any targets past 250yds with her rifle but it has been fairly accurate so far. No groupings so I cannot give you a report on that. I am planning a range trip soon and we will be taking it to 500yds and I can give a more detailed report about the rifle and action.

I think this would be a decent entry level rifle for steel / paper but far from a tactical rifle or competition rifle because of the relatively new / unknown action. It has a similar stock to the MVP Varmint with the vertical grip and it is nice that it has the adjustable cheekpiece. Looks to be a decent offering from Mossberg but is priced a little high considering you could get a Rem 700 Varmint for a good bit cheaper and spend more on good optics.

If you decide to buy one please let us know how you like it. Mossberg seems to be pushing into the bolt action market more and more and they seem to be promising for the money.

EDIT I am assuming you were looking at the 308 model but I just noticed the 5.56 model has a 1:7 twist which would work really well for the heavier rounds. Just something to think about.
 

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It wouldn't be a bad starter gun for out to 500. Your not going to find much aftermarket for it, so it will have to be an as is gun. (other than the trigger) Put decent glass on it and go shooting.
 

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Hard to find people who have bought and had a lot of experience with this rifle ..kinda sucks! Must not be that great then :/
JSS0818 let us know how the rifle did at the range..lets see some grouping!!!
 

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Hard to find people who have bought and had a lot of experience with this rifle ..kinda sucks! Must not be that great then :/
JSS0818 let us know how the rifle did at the range..lets see some grouping!!!
I thinks that's because it's not a gun for someone who really wants to learn long range. Most guys that own this rifle are weekend steel shooters in my opinion.
 

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Late reply here but I will definitely get some pics of it when I can. I'm going to be out of town for work basically until Christmas so it is gonna be awhile. The rifle is actually my wife's I bought it for her as something she can use when we do informal paper shooting and do critter control at the farm. That seems to be what it was intended for and we aren't going to try to make it any more than that. Fun little gun though that's for sure. Lightweight and great to carry around if you are riding in a polaris ranger or a "truck gun".
 

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I have an mvp lr 308 . I have done nothing to it except shooti it the action feeds a bit different on the 308 opposed to the 223 and it can use sr25 -dpms type magazines along with m-14 mags . the trigger is ok it could be better but it works for me . so far I have been getting .75-.1 moa at 100 yds with 168 grain amax and 44.5 grains of varget . to be honest the two things that are affecting accuracy are me and the 10 power bushnell elite . I regret the scope purchase . I got in a hurry saw the scope and have read alot of reviews it looked good in the store but for actual field use I could of done better . one thing I found interesting was my suppressor didnt change point of impact more than 1/2 inch . I need to nuckle down and put some more effort into working up some loads.
One thing is for certain you cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear so if a guy is expecting something like a 2400 dollar rifle for 1/3 the price he is going to be dissapointed but if your looking for something that is fun to shoot , not to hard to pack around and still give decent accuracy then it may be what your looking for .
 

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Does anyone think that this would make a good entry level long range rifle or is it just tacticool? I would have to get good glass of course. I'm not worried about hunting, but 500 yard plus steel and paper target shooting.

Mossberg MVP LR | Modern Gunner
I have one in .223, and it is a heap of junk. Bolt is incredibly sloppy, hard to chamber a round smoothly. The magazine wouldn't release without a huge effort (turn the rifle upside down, two handed effort) , sent it back under warranty. Now the magazine will release when bolt is open, but not when bolt is closed. Failed to fire a fair percentage of some ammunition. Put the same rounds (with dented primer) through a Remington and it fired them all no problems. Haven't really tested enough ammunition or any handloads to really test accuracy, but haven't been impressed so far. I wish I'd never bought it, that's for sure.
 
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