Mossberg MVP Hunting Success

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

  1. bombadillo Moderator

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    We don't have those here on the left coast that I know of. What the heck do those things taste like?
  2. Gordon Dempsey Member

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    They are a dark meat vegetarian. Cooked in a pot roast with vegetables they have a taste similar to pork. My grandparents did not BBQ, but I would imagine they would be good that way. When canned with vegetable in a stew, they are just the meat, with no specific flavor I can remember, but one pint jar is not enough for a growing boy. LOL. We don't have them in Alaska, but I do look for them on trips to the Lower 48.
  3. USMC6174 Member

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    I figured this would be the best place to post this.....my 270 deer rifle is my hunting rifle and has been for the last 15 years. I've killed many animals with it and have never had to shoot twice. I hand load a variety of rounds for it so I can shoot 90gr at coyotes or 140gr at white tail and axis deer. I'm about to have a buddy do some bedding and other small things to it to really bleed the accuracy out of it so I will not have it for the rest of rifle season. Do you guys think it's unethical to shoot the rest of my deer season with my MVP loaded with heavier partition hunting rounds and keeping my shots neck up only and with in 100-200 yards..? I'm debating this in my head, I could just put off the 270 for a while until the rifle season is up but I really wanted to have it finished for a few axis hunts this year after whitetail is out of season.


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  4. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I dropped my MVP off to a farmer I know to use for nuisance permits for the rest of the year. I wanted his opinion of the rifle. I bow hunt whitetails in his orchard several times a year and he manages through crop damage permits using a .270 Winchester and .223 Remington. He uses a 68 gr .223 bullet and keeps the shots in the vitals at 150 yds or less. They don't go far! The average doe weighs in at 160 lb on the hoof.
  5. hntnnut New Member

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    Well I drew first blood with the new predator. 260 yards with a 68 gr. Hornady BTHP. He came in to the call and hung up at around 200 yards did a 180 and ran out to 260 stopped turned around and just stared my way.

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  6. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Nice Job! Good looking coyote and great pic! We don't have mountain ranges like that here in Ohio. Are you going to save the pelt?
  7. hntnnut New Member

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    No not going to save the pelt had a touch of mange. The mountain ranges around here are something to behold. The valley floor averages around 4000' and the mountain peaks in the pic push up to 14,500".

    Richard
  8. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    That is really beautiful country, thanks for the pics and keep busting those yotes:D
  9. USMC6174 Member

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    Very nice, did you pop him off hand or off sticks or a rest of any kind? awesome pic

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  10. Hard Charger New Member

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    Well I took my first shot (hunting) with my MVP Predator last night. Sure enough I connected on a gray fox. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the fox.

    It was on my first stand, I called for about 10mins and nothing...then it came out at about 50 yrds. I lost it for about 5 mins but like clockwork, it circled downwind to about 25-30yrds. Aimed, fired and the 55gr VMax put a smack down. I only wish I had my phone to take pics of the prize :-(

    I will be going back out next week. Hopefully it will be a good trip! So far so good with the MVP Predator!
  11. hntnnut New Member

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    Ya homemade shooting sticks, I tend to not shoot at game anymore without them. It has cut down on wounding of game By a huge margin.
    Richard
  12. USMC6174 Member

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    Post a pic of your sticks! Anything homemade is up my alley!
  13. Bobby Gavagnie New Member

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    Here is one for you guys. 300 pound Mississippi wild boar with a MVP . [IMG][IMG]


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  14. Bobby Gavagnie New Member

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    Here is one for you guys. 300 pound Mississippi wild boar.


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  15. I am not Herbert Member

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    Texas hogs- two for one. I didn't realize there was another hog behind the one I spotted under a Mesquite tree. 308 WIN: 165 gn Sierra SPBT over 42gn Varget, 2.711" COL.
  16. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Nice Shootin!!! Mmmmm 2 for 1 Bacon!! So do you skin them out or scald them?
  17. I am not Herbert Member

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    Cleaned and quartered, they cam home in a cooler and have been subsequently turned into cuts and sausage.
  18. 300RUMShooter New Member

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    This was my first 'yote kill with my MVP. 100 or so yards moving the other way quickly!

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  19. PD Fisher Member

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    Got this back on Oct 25. About 160 yds or so. Didn't have range finder. Shot in the neck. Dropped in her tracks.
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  20. sheriffoconee New Member

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    My son and I hunted this evening. He brought his Model 7 243, but didn't bring any ammo for it. He ended up hunting with my MVP 18.5 inch with Nikon P223 scope, loaded with 64 gr Barrier Bonded Winchester ammo. Took this 3 point buck and got him out of the gene pool with at just over 100 yards while he was at a fast trot. So far this rifle has taken 2 hogs and this deer, all clean kills. [IMG]

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