sellin my 556 pred to get the 308 scout

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Rifle General Discussion' started by scoutONE, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. scoutONE New Member

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    so i've decided that im going to sell my 556 predator and in return buy the 308 scout. when i was living in so cal, the 556 with good ammo was realistically able to accomplish any hunting needs i had. but now that i hunt in northern nevada and other places with real deer and actual large animals to hunt, the 556 is not as ideal anymore. does anybody have any experience with the mvp scout? have you used it hunting yet? ive wanted a scout rifle for quite a while now, and i figured it's time to finally go for it.
  2. Keith Moderator

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    I'm not sure if anyone got one yet and has had any real time to do much since it's so new. My impression of the rifle is that it's basically a Patrol with the rail moved forward and using the mount the rear sight on the Patrol normally uses. And I think they mounted the rear sight where the back of the rail mounts on the Patrol behind the bolt.

    I've never shot a rifle with a scope that far forward but some reviews I've seen say that target acquisition is a bit quicker and allows you to keep both eyes open.
  3. wood chucker Moderator

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    ScoutONE I don't have a Scout.
    I got a Patrol a good while before the Scout was announced. I'm happy enough with it that I'm keeping it for life.
    This one is kicks premium 168-180 pills out the muzzle at moa and better on a good day. It's never choked or even hiccuped on me.

    I like the M14 magazines because the followers lock the bolt open after the last round like the '03 Springfield and Mauser '98. They also seat and lock in the tightest of the mags you can use. P-mags strip rounds with less drag at the feed lips because of the plastic theyre made out of. When working the bolt business like I can't tell the difference. The P-Mags don't bolt hold open on the last round. I might mod some followers just because I can. They cut down to four rounders real easy and the floor plate on them is well rounded and comfortable.


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  4. scoutONE New Member

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    Thanks guys. I got bored about a year back and mounted a scout scope on one of my ar's just for giggles, and just target shooting was a lot of fun. To me, it had a red dot feel with the quick acquisition, but the actual cross hairs made me feel like the shots were more precise. So I think I am just gonna go for it. I'll convince the wife that it is a wedding gift to myself haha
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  5. texas_22 New Member

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    Can you share your procedure for cutting the Pmags down? This looks interesting!
  6. wood chucker Moderator

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    It will be easier to post pics of the next one that write it all up.

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