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SPECS

MANUFACTURER: O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC. (DEPT. AR), 7 GRASSO AVE., NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473; (203) 230-5300; MOSSBERG.COM
37.75"
1.06"

0.13 TO 1.13"
16.25"
SIGHTS: WILLIAMS ADJUSTABLE OPEN SIGHTS,
PICATINNY RAIL
TRIGGER: LIGHTNING BOLT ACTION ADJUSTABLE; 2-LB., 8-OZ. PULL
WEIGHT: 7 LBS., 8 OZS.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL, ONE
PMAG 10 LR/SR 10-ROUND
MAGAZINE, LOCK
MSRP: $945

13.25"

CHAMBERING: 7.62X51 MM NATO
(.308 WIN.)
ACTION TYPE: BOLT-ACTION, CENTER-FIRE
REPEATING RIFLE

RECEIVER: MATTE-BLACK CARBON STEEL

BARREL: MEDIUM CONTOUR, SIX-GROOVE,
1:10" RH TWIST; 5/8X24 THREADED
MUZZLE

MAGAZINE: SR25 OR M14-STYLE
DETACHABLE BOX; 10-ROUND CAPACITY
SHOOTING RESULTS (100 YDS.)

.308 WIN.
CARTRIDGE

VEL. @ 15'
(F.P.S.)

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

FEDERAL
AMERICAN EAGLE
150-GR. FMJ BT

2646 AVG.
20 SD

2,323

1.08

3.58

2.14

HORNADY
CUSTOM LITE
125-GR. SST

2374 AVG.
14 SD

1,564

1.06

2.40

1.82

NOSLER
165-GR. BT

2523 AVG.
19 SD

2,332

0.94

2.24

1.64

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD

GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
LARGEST
AVERAGE
SMALLEST

1.87

NOTES: MEASURED AVERAGE VELOCITY FOR 10 SHOTS FROM A 16.25" BARREL OVER A
CALDWELL G2 CHRONOGRAPH AT 15 FT. ACCURACY RESULTS FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT
GROUPS AT 100 YDS. FROM A CHAMPION RIFLE REST. TEMPERATURE: 75° F. HUMIDITY: 57%.
ABBREVIATIONS: BT (BALLISTIC TIP), FMJ BT (FULL METAL JACKET, BOATTAIL),
SD (STANDARD DEVIATION), SST (SUPER SHOCK TIP).

at about the 7-o'clock position when
the bolt is out of battery.
Features common to the MVP LR
models are a threaded, medium-contour
barrel and a stock with an adjustable
comb-on the standard rifles the former
is 20" long and features straight fluting while the latter is a wood product
covered in a green, textured paint and
possessing a very pronounced pistol grip.
The MVP LR Tactical is shortened and
streamlined, with a 16.25" non-fluted
barrel and a sportier stock that retains
the finish and adjustable comb, but has
a more open pistol grip. The barrel is
threaded at the muzzle, 5/8x24, and
comes with a knurled thread protector.
Optimizing its utility in the field,
the rifle's stock has three studs-two
forward, one aft-for attaching a sling
and bipod. The comb assembly has two
smooth pillars and one central screw
that align with corresponding vertical
holes in the stock, and retention for the
adjustable cheekrest is provided by a
spring-tensioned ring inside the center

hole, which is grooved to engage the
threads of the screw. The comb can be
raised, about 1", by depressing a button
on the right side of the buttstock and
pulling up on the cheekrest. The system
looks clean and refined, and we found
it was easy to use, but at its maximum
height the cheekrest is a bit unstable,
rocking slightly fore and aft.
The MVP LR Tactical also distinguishes itself with the addition of
Williams adjustable iron sights. The
arrangement includes a fully adjustable open rear sight, mounted about
11" back from the muzzle, and a fixed
front sight with a red fiber-optic pipe.
The configuration is very similar to
those found on guide guns or dangerous game rifles. Additionally, and more
appropriate for the LR designation,
there is 6" of Picatinny rail above the
receiver for mounting magnified optics.
Finally, the rifle's controls are pretty
straightforward: magazine release
and comb adjustment as previously
described, a thumb safety at the right
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rear of the receiver-the forward "fire"
position reveals a red indicator-and
a bolt release latch at the left rear of
the receiver. It's worth noting that the
safety blocks the trigger, but does not
prevent manipulation of the bolt.
Evaluators were able to put the
MVP LR Tactical through its paces,
both in the field and at the range.
Topped with an EOTech holographic
sight and 5X magnifier, and shooting
Nosler .308 Win. loads with 168-gr.
E-Tip bullets, the rifle was used to
take a nice bull elk near Ennis, Mont.
Our hunter praised the rifle, short
and stout as it is, for its excellent
handling and portability, especially
in heavy timber and dense vegetation. At the range, using American
Rifleman protocol, the gun performed
well, but never with the tack-driving
accuracy we had hoped for. Overall,
we found the rifle to be capable,
handy in the field, and versatile
thanks to its combination of precision- and patrol-oriented features.

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