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.