My new MVP 762

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Rifle General Discussion' started by TomL, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. TomL Member

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    I had my new MVP 7.62 with viper mrad scope for 20 days. First time at the range the trigger seemed very lite sometimes.
    Just looking at it and it would fire, then after about twenty rounds it would lock up.
    Press first trigger and it would click.
    Second trigger frozen, like the safety was on.
    Eject the round then it would fire again.
    After a few rounds it would happen again. Locked up trigger.
    I took action out and adjusted trigger in a few turns. Second time at the range same thing.
    Also both times I would have two or three misfires with two different mfg ammo.
    Needless to say, I had to send it back to Mossberg. God only knows how long it will be.
    I guess I just got a bad one.

    Don't know if anyone else had similar issues.

    hope to get it back soon with no problems.
    I have a savage 99e like fifty year old rifle.
    Never had any problems with.
    I think it cost $59 dollars
    Very sad
  2. Keith Moderator

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    I have not but I did find a spent primer in my 5.56 Patrol when I was doing the initial cleaning and inspection.
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  4. TomL Member

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    Thanks guys for the response.
    When I removed the action from the stock to adjust the trigger, I really couldn't see very far into the trigger ,but I did see to springs and they seemed like they where supposed to go together
    But the top spring was bent .
    The other issue was a light primer impact
    Way to often. Several per box
    Its a bad ass rifle and I hated to send it back.
    Now its starting to get could on long island.
    Prefer nice warm days at the range.
    By the way. Does anyone know the thread size for the muzzle brake on the 7.62 ?
  5. Keith Moderator

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  6. TomL Member

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    Thanks Keith,
    Great amount of info
    Wish I had seen test results for the Silcencer Co Saker Trifecta muzzlebrake
    Would have liked to see its performance.
    Looks like brake compensator m4-72
    Beats everyone
    I feel the one that came with my rifle jumps up to much.
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  7. Keith Moderator

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    There might be something out there for the Silencer Co out there but the nice things about the compilations like the one's I posted make it easier to compare each on to the others. I really wish they would put the YHM Slanted brake in there at some point. I'm happy with it's performance but it would be nice to see where it lays in comparison.

    You are right on the M4-72. If I remember correctly, the price is pretty decent as well, comparatively speaking.

    As far as what comes with the rifle, I think they all come with the A2 flash hider, which really doesn't brake any. I ditched mine because I'm a bit recoil sensitive. My M&P10 doesn't kick like the MVP does. I think it has to do with the shorter barrel and the fact that the rifle doesn't use some of the gas to operate the action. It wasn't horrible but I could feel it for the next day or two. With the brake, I can shoot all day and not pay for it.
  8. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    threads should be 5/8x24. It's the standard pitch and size for .30 cal rifles.
  9. CaliforniaKid New Member

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    Had/have the same problem with my MVP LR .308 regarding the trigger. Couldn't get thru a box of shells when I first bought it. Trigger would not move no matter how hard you pulled. Cycle the action and same thing. Cycle it again and it would fire then next shot trigger wouldn't move again. Finally got hold of Mossberg Customer service and sent it in. 3 weeks later got it back and second attempt at dry firing the weapon the trigger froze again. Works sporadically. Well threw it in the closet, this was in August, and went back to my .270 for deer and elk season. This morning got to thinking I would call Mossberg and see if there wasn't something I could do with the MVP. Trade it in, have them buy it back, something. Because it's useless the way it is. The rifle is not reliable and cannot be used for hunting. I'm not about to stalk an elk, crawl within 200 yards and then have the rifle not go bang. Well about all Mossberg would do is have me send it back into them again. They said it qualifies for an upgrade on the trigger, now bear in mind this is to fix the problem they said they had never heard of. Told them I can't trust the firearm and asked why they didn't fix it to begin with. Bottom line, if I had known about the trigger issues before I bought it, I certainly would have bought something else. At this point I'm not sure it's worth the time to send it back, knowing I will never be able to trust it for hunting and certainly never for self protection. Good luck getting yours fixed TomL.
  10. Keith Moderator

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    For what it's worth, I would sent it in. If for nothing else, so you can sell it as a functioning rifle. As is, unless someone is looking for a parts gun, you won't be able to get rid of it.


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  11. CaliforniaKid New Member

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    Good point. I could not in good conscience sell it if it wasn't functioning correctly. Wondering if paying a quality gunsmith to fix it might not be a better idea? Mossberg had their chance twice. Once when they made it and the second time when i sent it back. But your right, repaired it's worth a little, the way it is now it's worth nothing.
  12. TomL Member

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    Mossberg received my rifle since
    Nov 28
    Nothing no feedback no status
    Repeated calls still haven't touched it.
    Worst company ever.
    Called today DEC 15 haven't touched it.
    I can kick myself in the ass for
    Choosing this over the
    Ruget precision because
    It was a little cheaper
    What an idiot
    Well Mossberg did teach me
    Something. Tell everyone I
    Meet never to buy a Mossberg
    And I will never buy another one.
    I have Two savage rifles
    One I bought 30 years ago.
    Flawless.
  13. wood chucker Moderator

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    Sorry to hear that. FWIW they probably aint touched it yet because there's other guns in line ahead of it. What most folks don't know is warranty work is done by the service center ( which aint real big ) in the order it was received. The service center does service, inspection, repair and restoration for any Mossberg made since 1919. If they get to it within a month your doing good because a good gunsmith worth his salt will be backlogged three months or more on average. It aint uncommon for truly outstanding master gunsmiths and custom rifle makers to have one to two year wait times.
  14. CaliforniaKid New Member

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    Well obviously Mossberg doesn't have any "good gunsmiths worth their salt" or mine would have been repaired correctly the first time I sent it in. For that matter it wouldn't have left the factory "not working" to begin with. Bought mine in May and have yet to put 20 rounds thru it. First time I sent it in I got it back in three weeks, still doing the same thing I sent it in for. There is no reason for me to expect them to fix it the second time it goes back. The fact that they replaced the trigger housing assembly and it fixed nothing leads me to believe this rifle has lots bigger problems that triggers. What concerns me the most is they don't give a damn. Tom I share your pain.
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    I bought a Savage .243 had to send it back 3 times. After about 40 rounds it stopped extracting shells after i got it back the 3rd time problem still wasn't fixed so needless to say said bye bye to that. Why can't company's just do things right.seems like no one cares about their customers anymore
  16. wood chucker Moderator

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    I sent a Remington back three times.
  17. Keith Moderator

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    Maybe I've just been lucky or maybe not but the only firearm I've ever had to send in for repair was a Taurus PT145 who's back slide cover had fallen off. Everything else has not be a problem as of yet.


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  18. TomL Member

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    I already decided what I'm going to do
    With is Mossberg rifle.
    I'm sure when its finally returned
    The trigger problem will still exist.
    So I will buy an after market
    Trigger and sell the rifle for a loss.
    I'll keep the scope, bipod and muzzle
    Brake.
    Then I'm going to buy the
    Ruger precision rifle in
    6.5 creedmoor 24 inch barrel
    And I'll be good.
    I can keep all the 7.62 brass
    And load it for the 308
    Savage.
    No more Mossberg for me.
    Ruger is a better american company
    I believe from what I have read/reviews etc.
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  19. CaliforniaKid New Member

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    I have never sent back a Remington, Savage, Henry (except for some custom work I had done, and Henry was great), a Ruger (except to repair something I did), a Kimber, Magnum Research, Beretta, Taurus, Charter Arms or Sig. But I have sent back a Smith & Wesson (in fact gave up on it and returned it to the dealer-seemed to be a design flaw) and got a Sig, and now this Mossberg. The Mossberg MVP LR is the only weapon I have ever sent back that wasn't repaired when it was returned and required being sent in again. What determines whether I buy another firearm from a manufacturer or not, is how they handle the problem and how they treat me. I still buy Smith & Wesson's ( a couple since then) but after this fiasco I'm not sure I will be able to say the same about Mossbergs.

    If I were 100% sure it was the trigger and not the bolt too, I would just buy a Timney trigger for it and be done. If the problem was solved I would see what kind of accuracy I could get out of it and keep it if it turned out to group well. If not, it's history anyway. What irritates me the most is after 8 months I still haven't gotten thru a box of shells. I bought this for deer and elk season, which are both over now. I got off about 8 rounds before the trigger started acting up. At 50 yards I had 3, 2 shot groups that each group was one hole, all within an inch of center. I have to thank my SiteLite SL100 laser bore sighter for getting me so close, I moved the target to 100 yards and groups and trigger went to hell. Eight months later and I still don't even know if it's worth keeping.

    What bothers me the most is that manufacturers are so busy boosting their bottom line, they don't seem to care how many customers they lose getting there. Obviously Mossberg is not looking at their long game.
  20. TomL Member

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    Californiakid,
    Wish I never sent it back
    I should have just bought a
    Timney trigger and installed it
    Myself. It would have been done weeks ago.
    I agree with you that the company doest
    Care about the number of products they sell
    That are defective the majority doesn't
    Have issues so we can drop dead .
    No gunsmith is going to work on my rifle.
    There may be a gunsmith in the building
    But someone trained by company
    To swap parts will work on it
    When I worked at Reuters same thing
    An outside vendor would come in to work
    On a server in our 200 million dollar computer
    Center and first thing he would do is call someone that would tell him what to do. Which
    Part to swap out.
    Mossberg does the same thing
    Master gunsmiths are two expensive
    To have in any numbers , but minimally
    Trained parts swapper OK.
    That's why I expect to receive the rifle back
    With issues.

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