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Old 07-08-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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not really in the market, but i do find this rifle to be interesting.

it gets really great reviews from the small amount i have read. i am particularly interested in the patrol series for the iron sights.

any owners here? what do you think? instant classic or flavor of the month?

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Old 07-08-2014, 03:01 AM   #2
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its one of those why did it take so long to make a pmag fed bolt gun??

i would have one of the 308 models if the barrels were 1-12 twist. thats my only real complaint and its a biggee in 308 for me

the action is similar to savage's in that the barrel is held on by a barrel nut making diy barrel swaps pretty easy. ive been thinking about getting one if i can find a 1-12 barrel

the 556/223 version is a 1-9 twist another why did it take so long as almost all 556/223 bolt guns are 1-12 or 1-14 for 30-40 grain bullets

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its very interesting to me. only an over stuffed gun safe is slowing me down here...

and lack of funds currently....

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its one of those why did it take so long to make a pmag fed bolt gun??

i would have one of the 308 models if the barrels were 1-12 twist. thats my only real complaint and its a biggee in 308 for me

the action is similar to savage's in that the barrel is held on by a barrel nut making diy barrel swaps pretty easy. ive been thinking about getting one if i can find a 1-12 barrel

the 556/223 version is a 1-9 twist another why did it take so long as almost all 556/223 bolt guns are 1-12 or 1-14 for 30-40 grain bullets
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Have the MVP Varmint 24" barrel, added bipod and Sightmark tactical optics.

Love it!

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Vikingdad & I handled one at Shot,..I liked the fact that it was being integrated with the "Flex" additions,..


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I have a 24" varmint. It is one of the best values on the market. Great little shooter, quite accurate. It has one of the best factory triggers in a gun costing less than $1,000 on the market.

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good info, thanks!

i want the patrol model for the iron sights. i am really hung up on all my guns having iron sights.

one thing that gets me though: i could probably get a new savage axis for half the cost (but no irons ). the MVP obviously offers some good features, but is this gun worth 2X a savage axis? if so, why?

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good info, thanks!

i want the patrol model for the iron sights. i am really hung up on all my guns having iron sights.

one thing that gets me though: i could probably get a new savage axis for half the cost (but no irons ). the MVP obviously offers some good features, but is this gun worth 2X a savage axis? if so, why?

You probably should not compare the MVP Patrolman to the Axis. If you're trying to be apples to apples, then compare it to the Mossberg LBA --

The Axis and LBA are both featureless, bare bones rifles.

Axis $281
LBA $270

I don't know that Savage has anything in their line up quite like the patrolman. The closest might be the Hog Hunter. The Hog Hunter has a blind magazine, threaded muzzle.

The Hog Hunter does not come with a scope base, detachable box magazine or flash hider. You'll have to decide if these features are worth the extra $100 to you.

MVP PAT 16HB 556 $489.
Hog Hunter $383
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The 223 and 338 mag hog hunters are considerably less expensive than the 308 hog hunter. You are very fortunate if you find a 308 hog hunter for under $400.

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MVP PAT 16HB 556 $489.
Hog Hunter $383
i haven't seen the MVP patrol for anywhere near 489 retail. what i see is normally 550-600.
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