Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I Like It!

While skimming through my pictures from SHOT Show in January, I came across a set I took at the Mossberg booth. In addition to the sweet new Flex system, they had the latest in their rifle line:

This is one of the MVP Flex bolt-action rifles - chambered in 5.56 NATO and taking standard USGI magazines. I'm not a fan of putting the M4 carbine stock on every rifle under the sun as Mossberg has taken a shine to doing, but I think in this case it's not a bad idea at all. With the 5.56mm round, it's very low recoil; there's a ton of great optics out there designed for the .223 Remington; and most folks have at least a few USGI magazines kicking around.

Personally, I love the idea, because where it's a bolt-action, the collapsible stock and the birdcage flash suppressor are 100% legal even in MA. I'd like to get a .223 Remington bolt-action rifle mainly to run the ammunition that the Bushie and the Conspirator don't like, but also to have a lighter, easier-to-clean rifle for varminting or long range play.

I think I'm going to have to have a long chat with the good folks at Mossberg at the NRA Convention next month...

That is all.


Bubblehead Les. said...

I'd be happy if I could find a regular MVP on the Shelves.

Bob said...

And if Mossberg offered the rifle in 7.62 NATO, the late Jeff Cooper would probably have looked at it closely to see whether it would make a good Scout Rifle.