By: Friedrich Seiltgen

The Mossberg MVP Series rifle evolved from its Predator line rifle. The original Predator rifle used a standard box type magazine, like every other bolt gun.

Mossberg engineers put some serious thought into the MVP line of rifles. In a first for bolt guns, the MVP series chambered in .223 REM accept commonly available AR-type magazines, and the .308 chambered rifles accept AR-10, Magpul PMAG’S, as well as M-14 style magazines!

The MVP bolt head was redesigned using their patented dual push bolt design, which gives the shooter flexibility with magazine capacity options. Mossberg also added a bladed adjustable trigger, the Lightning Bolt Action (LBA), which is adjustable by the shooter from 3-7 pounds.

With five different models in three different calibers, the MVP line is a popular platform offering options for all shooting disciplines. Mossberg offers the MVP series in Patrol, Scout, Long Range, Precision, and Light Chassis versions.


Action Type: Bolt Action.

Caliber: .223 REM, .308 WIN, 6.5 CREEDMOOR.

Magazine Capacity: Varies by caliber.

Sights: 11” Picatinny Rail, some models with Ghost Ring Rear & Fiber Optic Front, Vortex 2-7×32 Scope.

Barrel Length: 16.25” – 24”

Overall Length: 33.5” – 43.25”

Weight: 6.5 lb. – 10 lb.

MSRP: $804 – $1,450

The Patrol rifle features a threaded 16.25” barrel with an A2 flash suppressor, the user adjustable LBA trigger, and a pillar bedded stock for superior accuracy.

The Long Range rifle features an olive drab pillar bedded, adjustable comb stock with Mossberg’s rubberized Mosscote cheek rest, which allows vertical adjustment up to 1.5”, the LBA trigger, oversized bolt handle, and picatinny rail.

The Precision model has features you’d expect in a rifle twice its price. It uses Mossberg’s all new takedown chassis design, a LUTH-AR MBA-3 stock which gives the shooter over 1” Length of Pull (LOP), 1” cheek rest adjustment, and the butt plate adjusts on three axes! It also includes a 20 MOA Picatinny rail, scalloped bolt handle, and a free-floating barrel in Mossberg’s M-LOK compatible forearm.

Mossberg engineers delivered when it comes to the MVP series. No matter what your shooting discipline is, if you’re in need of an accurate, long range, bolt gun at a super price, check out the Mossberg MVP line!

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at

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