MVP weights

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Rifle General Discussion' started by wood chucker, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. hombre243 Member

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    Looks like my new MVP will be a reality soon. I am going to get a good refund. (I am glad I had extra money taken out of my check.) Now to figure out whether I want a Predator or a Varmint.

    Also, how good are the scopes that come with these rifles? Should I consider a better scope? I was looking at a Burris Droptine and a Nikon Varmint type. I like an adjustable AO and I don't see a Nikon with that feature.

    Any suggestions? About $200 is all I will be able to afford. Anything cheaper that works with a .223 recoil will be a consideration also.
  2. Keith Moderator

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    The couple of people I talked to about the scope that comes with the package is that it isn't very good. I believe one person said it was a UTG. At the price you are looking at you can get some pretty good scopes. I'm not sure what all comes with the adjustable AO you are looking for.
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  3. hombre243 Member

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    I have a UTG/Leapers I bought for a 45 cal air rifle a few years ago. It is a 50mm objective but not adjustable. It is a good enough scope and I may try it out just for funzies.

    But after I shot the rifle a bit I will know better what I want. Thanks for the quick response. I can save some money on the gun by just getting the gun w/o the scope. The low recoil of a .223/5.56 shouldn't be hard on the scope, but saying that...the UTG is designed for air rifles. Pyramid Air says they are good enough for high power rifles. These scopes are supposed to be tested using a 416 Rigby or some big gun so as far as recoil goes, a 223 should be just a whiff of air compared to the Rigby.

    The scope I have is pretty clear. I also had one with an adjustable objective. It was very good. I wish I hadn't sold it now. Maybe I can schmooze it back from the friend I sold it to. ( Researching components and add-ons is as much fun as researching the new rifle.)
  4. Matt559 New Member

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    MVP Flex in 7.62 weighs in at about 10lb with scope (simple burris 2x7 at 13 oz), rings and basic sling. Guessing it's at least 8.5 lb bare. A fully-loaded mag puts me at about 11 lb. Takes some getting used to, for sure. Not going to be the handiest rifle nor one that can offer too many off-hand shots. At least I can take it down and throw it in a pack.

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