MVP Scout- ghost ring sight question

Discussion in '308/ 7.62 MVP and Variants' started by BarnsleyBob, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    Guys,

    Does anyone know if it's possible to order a replacement 'ghost ring' rear sight for the MVP Scout? I've had a look on the Mossberg website but their customer service just seems to cover the U.S. and Canada.

    I'll speak to the importer here in the UK tomorrow but in the meantime if anyone knows the answer to my question I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks
  2. boostless Active Member

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  3. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    Thanks boostless, but are you thinking of the MVP Patrol? Mine is the Scout which has the ghost ring incorporated in the weaver rail right at the back. I'll try and put a link to a pic below.

    I have found some rear sight which can attach to the rail but then I'd need high scope rings, as I'm currently using a short eye relief scope (Falcon Menace 1.5-5x30) with the rifle.

    Cheers

    https://assets.americanhunter.org/media/1535860/mvp_scout_hw_f.jpg?preset=article

    You can see the ghost ring on the left of the attached pic. Basically it screws into a small carrier which itself slots into the groove on the rail. The carrier is adjustable for windage by way of grub screws either side of the rail, and the ring itself simply screws in/out of the carrier to adjust for elevation.

    All I need is a replacement ring. I've contacted the retailer/importer here in the UK who don't supply parts other than for warranty and they suggested Brownells UK. Unfortunately they don't seem to stock Mossberg rifle parts, although they do have lots of rear sight units, some of which may fit the rail....

    http://www.brownells.co.uk/epages/U...Products/09643661000035/SubProducts/661000035

    http://www.brownells.co.uk/epages/U...Products/74990100016569/SubProducts/100016569

    The two links above are possibles, although the second is obviously aimed at AR type rifles so I'm not sure if it'd be suitable for the Scout.
  4. boostless Active Member

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    Yeah, I read that a little to quickly. I'd like to get my hand on a rail like that but Mossberg just says the release will happen soon and no other aftermarket companies seem to want to dive in to parts other than stocks. You may be the guinea pig on this one. I know XS sights makes a rail similar to that for the Ruger Gunsite rifle, may be another avenue to check out.
  5. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    The rifle already has the rail fitted, it's the ghost ring rear sight I need to replace. It's basically just a small, screw in aperture sight.
  6. boostless Active Member

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    I know it's the stock rail, I would just like to get my hands on one. Chances are that it's made by someone other than Mossberg but they won't or aren't allowed to release it. I mentioned the one for Ruger since it is a similar application and they might have something that can be used in your application. If it's just a screw out deal, pull it out, find out the thread pitch, and see what will interchange with it.

    Maybe you could get away with something like this?

    https://www.midwayusa.com/front-sight-posts/br?cid=17048

    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...ng-threaded-ghost-ring-adapter-prod81537.aspx
  7. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    Ah sorry! Yes the spares for these do seem scarce at the moment, maybe it'll pick up as they get more popular? It's even worse over here as the firearms market is so small in comparison to the U.S., I'm quite envious of you guys over the pond!

    Thanks very much for the links, really appreciate it as the second one looks very promising. :)
  8. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    UPDATE....

    I just had a reply from Mossberg customer service; they DO supply the ghost ring as a replacement part, however I need to go through a local dealer here in the UK.

    Very helpfully, they provided contact details for their agents over here and the international exporter, so I'll call them in the morning.

    I must say, I'm really impressed and happy with the response from Mossberg. I only emailed this morning (our time) so wasn't expecting a reply for at least a few days. That they provided some contact details is an added bonus- BIG pat on the back! :)
  9. wood chucker Moderator

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    Patience is a virtue :)

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