Is the MVP the perfect sidekick to the AR-15/M4?

Discussion in 'The Black Rifle' started by MechTech, Nov 10, 2012.

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Do you own an AR style rifle as well as a Mossberg MVP

YES 30 vote(s) 83.3%
NO 6 vote(s) 16.7%
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  1. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    I keep asking them about the Tac21 for the MVP. Can't get answer. Maybe we'll see something at Shot Show in a few weeks. I also asked them about the Ruger chassis they have listed too. No answer there either. Keeping the fingers crossed, its for the Mini-14.

  2. bombadillo Moderator

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    I like that drake, but my god, for double the price it better be a little more ergonomic!
  3. PT109 Active Member

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    Looks nearly identical to the LSS! On the Drake facebook page there is an article about it. Basic LSS chassis and they add their improvements. A bit too much $$$!? Not sure about that top rail piece as it looks like the scope sits very high. On the right track though. Still think someone could come up with a better handguard design for the LSS.. Anyone know what type of software would be best to design this type of stuff?
  4. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    I really like the longer forearm and tapped holes on the side for rails. Don't like the top rail at all. Totally agree with a bridge or Handguard. Not sure why MDT is so resistant to the idea? Any CAD software would work, for designing either.
  5. Keith Moderator

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    I do think my Patrol complements my M&P10 nicely. I like the concept of the MDT and Drake chassis but no the price for the Drake and I think the MDT needs some more "meat" on the forend. In the environment they are envisioning that chassis being used in, one had better have some thick gloves or they are going to get their hand burnt.
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  6. Jimmy2112 Active Member

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    The Drake is definitely over priced (do like the changes). And MDT's refusal to either make a bridge or cap sucks. I was able to bandaid things by installing the 6.5" Picatinny rail and the Shift grip. Keeps the hand off the barrel for the most part.

    The V1 NV Hood from what I was told by MDT doesn't play well with the heavy barrels and the V2 NV Hood requires additional holes to be drilled and tapped, into the sides of the LSS. Not something I feel very comfortable doing.

    Hopefully MDT will have a change of heart and design something to cover up the barrel enough, to help keep the hands off a hot barrel. And hopefully, it will use existing mounting points.
  7. jim243 Member

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    Yes it did. I was tired of 4 round mags for bolt action rifles, and I thought it would be much more accurate than my AR-15 which it is.

    Jim
  8. Keith Moderator

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    Yes owning an AR made an influence and stock combat rifles have generally been made to be "good enough" rifles, so the MVP, or most any other rifle with a free float barrel will usually beat it hands down. Granted, there are exceptions to everything and I'm sure someone can point to an instance where a combat rifle is better than your average civilian model. Highly modified 700 rifles used by military snipers being one...
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  9. MrDenton Member

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    Perfect sidekick? No. I think it's too good to be anyone's sidekick. I bought it because I own 2 AR's a 14.5" and a 7.5". I wanted something to reach out and touch something out to 400yrds. If it ever came down to it, I could grab 3 guns that all use the same mags and same ammo. Keeping things simple.


    Oath Keeper
  10. LoneSniper New Member

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    I own an AR (built the lower myself which was fun) and the fact that the MVP would take AR mags was a big plus in my decision to get a MVP. I thought about .308 for a while, but went with .223 so I could use those same mags and same ammo, though I've discovered that the MVP wont always make surplus ammo go bang. I use PMC Remington 223 in my MVP now, but it's good to know they will go in AR too. I think the saving of money and storage space with AR's and MVP's taking same mags and ammo is a big consideration. Mag's aren't cheap if you have a different rifle.

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