The Mossberg MVP Precision rifle has certainly earned its “MVP” distinction.
With precision rifle competitions growing in popularity, the market for affordable and practical rifles is expanding. Local matches are becoming weekly events with increased family involvement requiring a rifle that does not break the bank. Once the purview of the custom builder mainstream, manufacturers are coming through with affordable rifles that are accurate, simple, and perfect for competition or target shooting.
Mossberg entered that market a few years ago with its MVP line, bringing precision to moderately priced rifles in a variety of stocks.
I tested the Mossberg MVP-LC (Light Chassis) in 2015. It was sub-MOA accurate, lightweight and easy to run; perfect for an entry-level precision rifle or lightweight hunter. But that was just the beginning.
New for 2018 is the MVP Precision, built for competition with a number of industry leading features.
Mossberg MVP Precision Features
Designed as a long-range tactical rifle, the MVP Precision utilizes a purpose-built chassis. The aluminum chassis supports the best possible accuracy under field conditions with solid action support and a straight back design reducing recoil and muzzle rise.
The rifle is available in both .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. I tested in 6.5 Creedmoor. The scope rail has 20 MOA built in, making it easy to reach the limits of the cartridge. The scalloped bolt is designed for use with gloved hands and fast bolt manipulation.
The slim M-LOK compatible handguard facilitates necessary accessories while providing a stable base for supported positional shooting. It covers a 24-inch, 1:8 twist button rifled 4140 steel barrel with 5R rifling for trouble free precision accuracy. Threading 5/8×24 at the muzzle allows for suppressor use or your favorite muzzle device.
Mossberg’s LBA (Lightning Bolt Action) trigger is adjustable from 3-7 pounds. The manufacturer housed the LBA in an oversized triggerguard, which is easily accessible with gloved hands and suitable for adverse conditions.
Mossberg’s patented magazine well accepts both M1A/M14 and AR-10/SR25 magazines without alteration. Each rifle comes with a Magpul 10-Round PMAG.
Lastly, the Luth AR MBA-3 stock keeps it light while allowing for precision adjustment for shooter and conditions.
Mossberg MVP Precision Testing
I tested the Mossberg MVP Precision during the 2018 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous held in Montana at the stunning Paws Up Resort. It proved to be very accurate.
Steel was available from 100 yards out to 1,100 yards. I ran Federal American Eagle 140 grain OTM ammunition.
Hits on an 18-inch square steel plate were regular and often. The bolt manipulation was smooth and the scalloped design lets you run it very quickly without coming off the rifle. Recoil was minimal, making it easy to alter your holds for wind or other changing conditions.
Luth AR’s MBA-3 lets you get a perfect fit without adding a ton of weight. It’s also easy to lock down tightly.
Mossberg’s LBA trigger is crisp and predictable, making it easy to be accurate. Everything about this rifle is purpose built for precision and it is done well.
The Bottom Line
Mossberg has done it again with the addition of the Precision to its proven MVP line of rifles.
The MSRP is $1,407, but the going rate seems to be closer to a grand, making it an excellent buy on an entry-level rifle.
If you are looking at getting into the precision rifle competition world, need an affordable duty rifle or just want to reach out to longer ranges, add the Mossberg MVP Precision to your list; it may be just about perfect.
For more information, please visit Mossberg.com.
Mossberg MVP Precision Rifle Specs
- Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
- Barrel: 24 inches
- OA Length: 43 inches
- Weight: 10 Pounds
- Sights: Picatinny Rail (20 MOA)
- Stock: Aluminum Chassis, Luth MBA-3 Stock
- Grip: A2 pistol grip
- Action: Mossberg Lightning Bolt Action
- Finish: Black Anodized
- Capacity: 10+1; Accepts M1A or SR25 magazines
- MSRP: $1,407