Mossberg MVP-LC (Light Chassis) Combo

Posted By on October 16, 2017

Ben Moody (17)

Ben Kneeling with Mossberg MVP LC 308 aiming down range.

Precision rifle shooting is a great sport to participate in. But, you need a rifle and a scope worthy of the job; that also doesn’t break the bank. Mossberg’s MVP Light Chassis Package accomplishes both. I was able to test the MVP when we first started shooting precision long-range as a group. It was an easy transition. Shooting primarily 3-Gun, I was extremely familiar with the AR-15 platform, and the MVP rear-end is set up just like the AR. Using the same Magpul adjustable stock and grip as most Ar-15s, I got nearly the same sight picture. This cut down on a large chunk of new training that I had to do with this long-range rifle.

Ben accurately aiming the Mossberg on the ground in the shrubs.

The light chassis aspect of this rifle is great for matches, with a lot of walking between stages or hunting, and having to carry it for long periods of time. I was a bit apprehensive at the even ten pounds of rifle and accessories. Chambered in .308, I thought the recoil would be extreme. Recoil was not an issue once I learned the correct position.  The rifle already comes with a muzzle break, is threaded for a suppressor, and is mounted with a Caldwell bipod.

The right side view point of the rifle Ben used. The Mossberg MVP LC 308

The MVP LC Package includes the Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16 power scope. This scope comes with a MRAD reticle as well as MRAD turrets. For me, just getting into this sport the simple increments were easy to understand.  I used the Mossberg in a few different matches and found that it maneuvered very well around the various barricades. It made for a very stable shooting platform when used with the bipod.  

A great close up of the Vortex Scope atop the Mossberg rifle.

I was impressed with its accuracy at a match when we were checking zero before our first stage. Two shots on the same target were barely discernible from each other. This consistency showed itself all day during the match, even out to 1,000 yards, it was still holding well. This rifle package is a great choice for someone trying to get started in the sport of long range shooting or for someone just looking for a modern hunting rifle.  

I would like to thank Junior Shooters magazine and Mossberg for the chance to shoot this great product.

Editor’s note: The MVP LC // Vortex HS-T Scoped Combo is available in both 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) and 7.62mm NATO (.308 Winchester). The rifle without the scope is also available in 6.5 Creedmoor. The combo models have an MSRP of $1,995.

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