I've done a ton of reading on this forum and finally got around to joining. I picked up an MVP Patrol in 7.62 in December 2015. I had my eye on a Ruger Scout but it was more than I wanted to spend. Plus I liked the fact that the MVP had a few different mag options. I couldn't be happier with my decision. The only issue I had was the picatinny rail came loose after I got it sighted in. I put lock tite on the screws and haven't had anymore problems. The rifle is way more accurate than I expected. I used the MVP all of deer season and shot three deer ranging from about 30 yards out to 150 yards. This rifle was supposed to be a part time hunting rifle but it turned into my full time rifle. I'm not impressed with the stock it's a little flimsy. I'd like to upgrade the stock and trigger guard by next deer season. Looking at maybe a Boyd's stock and one of the trigger guards I've seen offered on this site.