Mossberg MVP Hunting Success

Discussion in 'Predator Hunting' started by MechTech, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I am starting this thread so we can hear all about your hunting success with the Mossberg MVP. Be sure to post your trophy pics as well. We also have a dedicated predator and varmint hunting forum where you can share your hunting tips and tactics.
  2. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    OK Folks,
    I didn't have any luck the other day out chasing Coyotes and Bobcats. I had a great time shooting the MVP and found it to be accurate with ammo from 45gr to 75gr. I sighted in at 100 with 55gr cheap American Eagle stuff because I had a bunch of it. Shot at rocks on cliff sides out to 400 + and was able to bust human head sized rocks out there consistently. (That's a major feat for me as I'm not the kind of rifleman I'd like to be.)
    I went out today to check on a friend's farm and had a bit better luck. My MVP has now drawn blood.
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    Load was the 50gr V-Max from Hornady. 1st Doe was at 80 yards and I chickened out and took the shoulder shot. She went about 120 yards and piled up. Damage to the lungs was massive. 2nd Doe was at 55 yards and the neck shot was taken just behind the ear. There was very little visible damage externally but the round exploded inside her neck causing her to drop where she stood. Death was instantaneous. For those who don't know, Axis are considered a nuisance animal to the crop farmers here in Texas. The were imported and can trash a field as a herd grazes through. They are non-indigenous species here and can be killed year round, day or night, with anything that shoots. They also happen to be some of the, absolutely, best tasting venison you will ever have as they only eat grasses. I'm clearing freezer space tonight and butchering during Daytona tomorrow. We all have our crosses to bear.
  3. bombadillo Moderator

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    What do those ladies weigh? Looks like a killer deer here compared to what we get in northern california. Some decent blacktail are around, but we get a lot of nasty tick infested gross looking animals and its a toss up between nasty deer, and big trophy bucks.
  4. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    Recon Doc,
    Thank you for posting the photo. Nice deer. Thanks also for letting us know what bullet you used. How did the 75 gr. bullets shoot, MOA, sub-MOA?
    Thank you.
    Gordon
  5. bbf135 New Member

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    Well I wouldn't call it hunting, more like large pest control. I work at an airport close to some waste ponds, and the airport has a permit that we try to only use when we have flights going out and coming in. The good old 10/22 wasnt quite cutting it so i got an MVP. With a total of about 16 rounds though the gun now, useing a bsa sweet 223 and federal 55 grain brown box, took six shots at some geese on the runway, first two where over their heads, I am not that great at estamating distance past 150-200 yards, next four shots took out 5 honkers. I love this gun, now i just need a bipod...
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  6. bombadillo Moderator

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    You can get a caldwell bipod from midway or amazon for around $25 bucks. I got my last 6-9 notch legged bipod for $19.99
  7. ATCDoktor New Member

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    I have used my MVP predator for a couple of coyote hunts and it has performed very well.

    I killed this one at 250 yards while it was on a "slow walk" quartering away from me.
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    This one was an 85 yard shot and he fell over almost on top of my call.

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    I have mine set up with a Weaver Grand Slam Tactical 3X10 Mil Dot scope and an AAC M42000 supressor.

    Accurate, quiet and deadly with my handloads using Hornady 50 grain ZMAX bullets and 25.5 grains of WC844T; it is my most used 5.56 caliber rifle.

    I am eagerly awaiting the new model MVP in 308/7.62X51MM.
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  8. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Welcome to the MVP ATCDoktor. Nice first post! Good looking yotes. What is the report like with your M4-2000? Be sure to post in the Predator Hunting forum.
  9. #1shooter Member

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    Good pic's there ATC. I had a coyote hunt planned this month myself, but ended up cancelling. Thanks for sharing.
  10. sheriffoconee New Member

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    First post, I want to thank the admins for processing my login. I shot this 160 lb porker and another one just like it with my MVP the day after I bought it in January. Both were head shots, one at 90 paces and the other at about 111 long steps. Both dropped like rocks right where they stood with 62 grn TAP Barrier rounds. I had sighted the rifle in at the LGS where I bought it. The cheap scope on the rifle has been replaced with a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40. My 18.5 inch Predator shoots like a house afire with the TAP ammo, I haven't worked up handloads yet. I truly love this rifle, it shoots better than I do...easy to carry, and I have had zero issues with any AR mag I have run in it.
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  11. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Welcome to the MVP Sheriffoconee. That's a pretty good hog! Between the two of them, there should be no shortage of bacon at your house.
  12. sheriffoconee New Member

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    I cooked three hams and a shoulder (meant to cook all for hams, that is what I get for forgetting to label some of my meat) two weeks ago on my Ugly Drum Smoker for a family reunion......fine eating. I do love to eat pig meat!!!!
  13. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    That pig sure looks nice, hanging. What state did you take your pigs in? I'm looking forward to a pig hunt in Texas very soon.
  14. sheriffoconee New Member

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    I am in Oconee County Georgia, and I took these pigs in Oglethorpe Co GA, the next county over. After I left a 13 year old girl huntin' with her Daddy took a 400 lb boar in the same area I was hunting. I didn't see any big boars, some big sows, but I wanted a tusker...
  15. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    Hi Sheriff Oconee, Hopefully I'll be looking through the scope at a few nice hogs this coming week (9 April now) and making some freezer meat.
    I'm excited about using the MVP for the job.
  16. sheriffoconee New Member

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    Good luck Gordon, and remember to get some pics to post
  17. mwlewis New Member

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    I have 3 MVP predators, only 1 will accept both poly and steel mags. Other 2 will only take steel, no poly. Anyone one else have this problem? I love the MVP!The best pig medicine i've found is the 55 gr barnes, Drops pork like a pole ax!
  18. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Welcome to the MVP mwlewis! You may want to post your mag question in the Magazines thread. You can also use the search feature at the top right hand corner to find other threads about mags and compatibility. Got any pics of the hogs you've slayed with your MVP?
  19. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I was at the farm this morning doing some last minute prepping for the archery opener of deer season here in Ohio. I came back from checking a treestand and spotted this pig about 300 yds away. I closed the distance to about 140 yds and sent him a 40 gr V-Max to the neck.
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  20. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    I used to hunt them as a boy. I can almost smell the woodchuck in the oven right now! Congratulations, that one looks like some fine eating!
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