Nutnfancy: 1/3 MOA In Field: Mossberg MVP

Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by Keith, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Keith Moderator

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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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    That's some decent field shooting right there. Not Spamassasin league but it's a heck of a lot better than a production rifle usually shoots.
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  3. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Can't take a newb that's never shot before and have them smacking 900yrds inside 2 hours unless the rifle can do it. I did some pretty gnarly stuff with my factory barrel, it really surprised me that it was as good a shooter out of the box as it turned out to be. Now I've got the Columbia River Arms / Black Hole Weaponry barrel and it's even better.

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    He does tend to do a lot of shooting, so that may have some to do with it. Granted, he typically doesn't shoot the distances Spamassasin does, but he does make it a point of pride to be able to shoot well. Especially after running from target to target.

    I haven't done a enough shooting with my 5.56 and it is still limited with the factory iron sights, so I really haven't got a chance to see how well mine will really shoot. I need to try the rounds Spamassassin recommended still. My 7.62 shoots phenomenally well with the right ammunition. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything to replace the now no longer in production 168 grain Remington Sierra Match Premier ammunition. Not that I've done a lot of bench rest shooting to wring that out either....I just haven't had the time this year since I've been playing catch up from when my shoulder was kaput.
  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Keith: Try FGMM (Federal Gold Medal Match) 168's. Should be basically the exact same load.
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    I did. The group opened up a lot. Whatever Federal does differently made a huge difference.

    Come to think about it. When I shot the Federal, I didn't use the Caldwell Solo Rest to lock the rifle in, just bags. I might need to redo that in the same conditions.

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    A little clarification on the Remington. It was at the end of the day and I was out of fresh targets, thus why there are wider shots than what I measured.

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    I have owned my 1st gen MVP for 4 years now. It has a fluted non threaded barrel. I have always had about 1/2 MOA groups with mine running 52 to 55 grain bullets. I picked up some 70 grain Bergers and went to the range yesterday and shot two 2" groups at 500m. I think I have found my load! Previous to that my best at 500m was 3.25" and was usually closer to 4".

    The barrel on my gun is a good one. I did do a very strict break in procedure for the first 100 rounds though.

    I'm sure with a better trigger and a muzzle brake it would be even better.

    Just my .02 on a 2 month old thread lol

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