Magazines...what have you used?.... Sticky

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by The_Pooze, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. oldguard60 New Member

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    Would some please post a before and after picture as to where exactly the material was removed? Just want to make sure before I remove any material.
    Thanks.
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  2. tevan0707 Member

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    10 Round P-mags are my favorite, or 20 round GI mags.
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  3. hombre243 Member

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    I have a 5 round and a 10 round ASC, and (2) 10 round P-Mags. All work just fine in my MVP Varmint. Just as with any other rifle or magazine, there is an occasional bump, but I have never had to go through any involved process to load a cartridge. 5 stars.
  4. foghorn New Member

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    Armalite AR10B 10rd fit snug, drop well and feed well. Mine are the older ones, not the newer GenII models.
  5. welder New Member

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    Anybody ever heard of ASC mags out of New Britain, Connecticut? I just bought a 10-rounder from a local store for my MVP. Haven't tried it yet but it looks like good quality. Paid $29.95 plus sales tax.

    Edit, just noticed hombre243s post after I posted.
  6. nelly Member

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    Hi Welder, Yes I have 2 of them & they work fine. I also put a small piece of Gorilla Tape about 3/4" long by about 1/2" wide on every Mag I have for the MVP Predator 5.56 to take up the slack in the crappy Mag well....
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  7. Benson X Member

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    From a different Thread (in reference to my MVP Scout .308):
  8. Keith Moderator

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    My 10 round ASC from my M&P10 works well as well as several 20 rounders that I got. Tough on the fingers to load, especially the 20 round mags. If you can get your hands on some Magpul mags, you will notice a huge difference. Much, much easier to load and the action operates more smoothly since it doesn't have to fight as much spring pressure to strip a round. AR15 magazines and M14/AR10, LR308/SR25 magazines are designed to work with a much faster operating semi-automatic action, so the spring has to be more tight for that. If you are going to have dedicated magazines just for the MVP, you might want to cut a loop or two off to ease the tension. But if you are like me and want them to work in both, you just have to deal with it and smooth things out else where. A dab of gun grease on the cocking pin for the firing pin behind the bolt handle and on the back of the locking lugs makes a huge difference.
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  9. Dave Smith New Member

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    Brownell's 20 and 30 round mags fit my Predator in .223 as good as the original Pmag 10 and an all steel 10 round aftermarket. 40 round Pmag fit okay, but did not try to cycle anything through it
  10. nelly Member

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    Dave, You might have a newer model MVP Predator .223 that aftermarket mags fit OK, but those of us that have earlier models from 2011, 2012, & 13 have had to deal with a poor mag well design that required us to doodle around with mags and mag well mods to get them to fit properly. As you can read here on this Forum this has been an issue for a lot of us that own MVP's..
  11. Dave Smith New Member

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    Exactly right, Nelly, I ordered and took possession of mine less than a week ago, and it came with a 10 round MagPul (no dust cover).
  12. nelly Member

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    Dave, I guess Mossberg must have been hearing from our Forum members about the bad fit of aftermarket mags and corrected the magwell issues. At least they're providing a Magpul P-Mag with the rifle now. My MVP came with a Black Metal 10rd Mag (yellow follower) that functioned well. They have a striking resemblance to ASC'S which I've been told built them for Mossberg. A lot of people went the Chassis route (MDT, XLR) & other Companies that would negate all the fitment problems that we were having. I'm thinking about a Chassis for my MVP now.
  13. Dave Smith New Member

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    Nelly, I'm glad Mossberg is paying attention to paying customers. Mine came with a Magpul 10 round mag that fits well and stays put...so I bought the only one at a local gun show as my second, then ordered a third one from Brownells. I tried a few I had on hand (a steel 10 round from CDNN, aluminum 20 and 30 round Brownells, a few 30 round steel ones from Red Dragon, and 30 and 40 round Magpul) and they fit well and locked without excessive force, but I have not function-tested any of them yet. I am planning on a replacement mag well, for durability as well as fit to any magazine...but that will have to wait for further funding opportunities!
  14. nelly Member

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    Dave, You're part of the lucky group that bought the Rifles recently & don't have to go thru what most of us did. I'm talking about Mags that wobbled, wiggled and rocked in the well !!! Some of us would fire a round then cycle the bolt but the round would duck down into the feed ramp because the mag would move forward, others would cycle the bolt and the Mag would fall out !!!. If you read this thread in it's entirety you will have seen what we went through. The reason people were so pissed was Mossberg advertised the MVP series as a Bolt action that can use ALL AFTERMARKET AR-15 MAGS ! As it turned out, that wasn't the case, as we all tried these different fixes to become operational and reliable. This one issue turned me away from getting the MVP in .308 because I was afraid the same problem would exist in those rifles. It does appear that the guys that have .308's are not having the mag issues that we did with the early MVP's in 5.56 & .223...
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  15. Dave Smith New Member

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    I did read the history remarks, and have been advised by one of my best friends to replace the mag well "as soon as possible". That will be later, since I just bought the rifle, scope, mount, sling, buttstock pouch, and a bipod...and am waiting on a trigger guard and extended magazine release! I do appreciate you comments, they make me appreciate what I have all the more.
  16. nelly Member

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    Dave, If all the mags that you mentioned fit and function OK then why replace the Mag well ? Here's a link to a company that does bottom metal, but I don't know if they do Mossbergs. www.cdiprecisiongunworks.com BTW I haven't heard of anyone offering a Magwell replacement for "Mossberg MVP'S"
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  17. Dave Smith New Member

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    Crosshair Precision does mag wells, trigger guards and an extended mag release. My best shooting buddy has the 5.56 Patrol and he replaced his so metal mags don't wear it out...that said, I'm going to shoot it a while before I drop $75 to replace a part that works!
  18. nelly Member

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    Thanks for the info on Crosshair Precision, where are they located? Just get yourself and a bunch of Mags to the range and you'll see how much fun this rifle is to shoot. Even With all the Mag fitment problems, my MVP is an accurate little rifle using all flavors -55, 62, & 75gr projectiles. Let us know how your range session goes....
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  19. Keith Moderator

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    CHP is right here on this site. I don't think they have the mag wells ready yet. Tromix, who is also on this site, sells the mag wells and a different trigger guard.
  20. nelly Member

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    Keith, Where can I find CHP & Tromix on this site ???

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