New(ish) From Mossberg: Lots Of Rails, QD Buttstocks, Threaded Muzzles

Mossberg’s rifles and shotguns remain largely the same as what they exhibited last year, with some evolutionary (as opposed to ‘revolutionary’) design improvements. Some of them, like the threaded muzzles on this bottom MVP rifle, are awesome. Flash hiders and muzzle brakes are fine, but the suppressor market is what Mossy is really gunning for. And that is simply awesome.

Other Mossberg features, like the  interchangeable ‘FLEX’ AR-style buttstock on the middle MVP rifle, are slightly silly. Really: why would you take an uber-accurate bolt action like an MVP and curse it with a slightly wobbly stock with absolutely NO cheek weld? This is just a marketing gimmick, and it probably costs the tackdriving MVP at least 2 MOA of practical accuracy.

Others, like multiple Picatinny rail sections on pump-action shotgun slides (not shown), are thoroughly bad ideas. Vertigrips on pumps are a waste of space, and Picatinny rail turns a shotgun slide into a cheese grater. Ask me how I learned this.

comments

  1. avatar KKB says:

    I REALLY like that Mossy on the bottom. Open sights, threaded barrel, AR mags–just what I always wanted. 🙂

    1. avatar mountocean says:

      Looks like good competition for Ruger’s Gunsite Scout. I wonder how much it weights.

      1. avatar Mike in NC says:

        More of a compliment and less a matter of competition since the Ruger is chambered in .308 Win and the Mossberg MVP is 5.56mm. Both are on my “want” list.

        1. avatar Randy says:

          I DO BELIVE THIS COMES IN 308. Check them out at lipseys

  2. avatar Aharon says:

    How did you learn that?

    1. avatar KKB says:

      Ya beat me to it!

      Still… How’d you learn it? 😉

  3. avatar Nine says:

    I’m loving that bottom MVP.

  4. avatar Joe says:

    Dang. I’m really disappointed they didn’t come out with their steampunk 464 SPX tacticool lever action in a pistol caliber.

  5. avatar Josh says:

    A Magpul PRS or HP Armory stock might not be so bad on the middle one.

  6. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    I flayed my support hand open right in front of Iain Harrison last summer, but that wasn’t enough to completely teach me. Some part of my subconscious decided that I needed to repeat the experience with a Benelli M4 short-barreled shotgun in Kentucky a few months later.

    Sometimes you only learn the hard way.

  7. avatar Mike says:

    The middle one I believe uses the Mossberg Flex system so you can switch around stocks easily. Have to try one to see how stable it is. Personally I love the bottom one.

  8. avatar TacticalDad says:

    MVP in 300 BLK. Yum! (I can always hope)

  9. avatar JR says:

    Is the one on the top a .308?

  10. avatar andy says:

    google “mossberg MVP patrol.” is coming out in 5.56, .308, and .300 blackout. me wants.

  11. avatar gazzonka says:

    5.56 just what pappi orderd in a bolt action and muzzle brake to and 1in 9 twist

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