Reconfigured Rifles

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Rifle General Discussion' started by spamassassin, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Did a general reconfigure over the past few weeks as I move off of US Optics and onto Vortex Razor scopes for my long range precision/PRS rifles. My F-Open rifles are still wearing SWFA 16x42SS optics and will for a good long while. I sold off my USO's to fund the Razors and some upgrades to my reloading and security setups. I've got a Dillon 550 coming along with a whole new reloading bench I'm building and a new fire safe. Needed the Dillon to keep up with my reloading. It's just taking too long on the single stage and my loading practices are good enough now to go progressive. The new bench is necessary to setup the Dillon and my older presses in a useful production line. On the security side, Coach has a safe left over from his time as a jeweler and I need it. I'm just flat out of room in what I've already got. Apart from the optics I've swapped out brakes on the .308 and went to the Timney from the Jard trigger on the MVP.

    So, here's the newly reconfigured set:
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    Left to right:
    Savage 110 7mm RM, 28" Shilen Match 1:9, Choate Varmint stock, SWFA 16x42SS
    Winchester M70 7mm RM, 24" BHW 1:10, Barret M468 brake, Choate Varmint stock, SWFA 16x42SS
    Savage 10FPSR .308Win, 24" Savage 1:10, JP brake, LSS stock, MOE furniture, Vortex Razor II 4.5-27x56 w/ Level, AADmount caps
    Mossberg MVP .223, 24" Mossberg 1:9, LSS stock, Timney & Jard triggers, DMPS & MOE furniture, Vortex Razor II 3-18x50

    Yeah, that's a lot of scope on an MVP but when competing you need to come correct.
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  2. Keith Moderator

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    Still had a problem with the USO?

    The Dillon 550B is a great machine from everything I've seen. I've been trying to decide between that and a Redding T-7 when I finally have a place to put the thing. Advantages to both with no negative that I have ever seen. Who knows, I just might get both and get one of those quick mount plate sets to swap as needed.

    Why the change in triggers?


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  3. wood chucker Moderator

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    Keith, get the Dillon machine. They work good enough an make ammo good enough the US Palma team uses them. The warranty and ease of use you already know.



    Spamassassin, why'd you switch triggers ? Did Timney make an improvement or something ?
  4. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    The USO's were excellent scopes, the best glass I've ever looked through and the most accurate turrets of any scope I've used. Unfortunatey the big one; the ER-25 5-25x58, was physically too big for my safe. Since I like to standardize and my coach ended up buying my 3.8-22x44 SN-3 I bounced the other USO's for the Razors. Those specific scopes I picked for their matching EBR-2C reticles, optical quality and the turret setup.

    The trigger swap was necessary. The Jard is great but it's too light for the long range matches I shoot at. Each stage is preceded with a hike and my heart rate and breathing intensity make the Jard not a completely safe option. For high power silhouette w/ standard gun and benchrest and varminting though, there's nothing better.
  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    So with the new barrel I got the muzzle threaded. The question is what to put there. I got it threaded in the first place because if the HPA goes through I'll be one step closer to cans on all my rifles. A 26" pipe with another bit on the end is getting pretty long. I could get out my A2 birdcage or my spare Barret M468 or just pop a thread protector on it.

    Also considering an ALG Single Port Brake or a JP Compensator.

    What'cha think?
  6. Keith Moderator

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    Do a search in Youtube for muzzle brake reviews. I can't think who did it for sure but I think it's truth about guns. They did a couple on 5.56 brakes and one on flash suppressors. If memory serves, Seekins got top honors for best braking performance with their M-something brake. I'm outside of deer camp, so don't the info handy to just tell you what it is. The price isn't bad either. $99 IRRC


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  7. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    The brake is more for looks and vengeance on the PRS guys with their Fat Bastard brakes that seem to accentuate how loud a rifle is. The PA m4 does look like the shiz if I want to eradicate recoil but it's not so much for that. Actually the Strike Industries J-Comp is looking like the winner for performance per dollar though.
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  8. Southerngunner New Member

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    You gave me some great advice on scopes now maybe I can return the favor with my thoughts on the Dillon 550 B. Currently all of my rifle and heavy handgun loads are made on the 550 and there has been many thousand's rounds. I also have the Square Deal and a 40 year old RCBS Rock chucker. I prefer the 550b because of several reasons one is you must manually index to the next stage, also the quick change heads are great . At times I use it like a single stage press by only using one case in the shell holder until the round is completed,such as when setting OAL or changing to a different projectile. Also Dillon's no BS warranty is exactly that even if you screw up and break a part they take care of it with no questions asked. My Square Deal has been completely rebuilt by them once already and it cost me nothing more than shipping one way. Good luck with your choices .
    Regards

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