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Old 02-25-2014, 10:02 PM
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I have only shot it this winter , around 100 rounds in an hours time at the farm I shoot at here in Wisconsin . Outside temp was around 30 degrees it didn't warm up to much in the cold temps. I wouldn't know how it would be in the summer, but I am going to find out this summer in WY. Pdog shoot'n at a friends ranch. I always bring 2 guns with me so they can cool down a bit. I would also look at the Savage Axis under $300.00 Boyds stock $100.00 some clean up on the trigger and you have another sub moa rifle on the cheap.
Yeah headed that direction this summer my self. That's good practice to take a couple of rifles. Last time i was out it was hot as the devil.. I was up in SD. Anyway...I read the barrels heated up fast. Of course you never know who your talking when reading reviews so know some don't. They all heat the question is to what degree. No pun. LOL

The Mossy is one of the rifles I am considering since it is chambered for 5.56. I am considering Savages also. Actually high on the list but I do like the 5.56 chambering and the larger capacity mag of the Mossy. My only concern is how it shoots and functions. If I can get it to shoot sub moa I would be a happy camper. Not sure why others don't chamber them for 5.56 but there must be a reason.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:00 AM
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I have the MVP Varmint , been shooting it for about 2 months now. loves 62gr. with Varget, shoots 1.2 inch groups at 200 yards. I am a Savage fan just thought I would try something different and couldn't be happier. The trigger adjust down to just under 3 lbs. for an out of the box rifle it shoots surprisingly well.
When I was shopping for a 223 The The MVP Varmint and the X7VH, because of
budget restraints were my top two choices. The MVP has a lot going for it, a
wood stock and a removable Magazine.

The X7VH has a 26" heavy barrel, adjustable trigger and two pillar mounting under
the receiver, floating barrel with a 9-1 twist.

I chose the X7VH.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:38 AM
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When I was shopping for a 223 The The MVP Varmint and the X7VH, because of
budget restraints were my top two choices. The MVP has a lot going for it, a
wood stock and a removable Magazine.

The X7VH has a 26" heavy barrel, adjustable trigger and two pillar mounting under
the receiver, floating barrel with a 9-1 twist.

I chose the X7VH.
Just went to the Marlin site to take a look. They don't have a .223 listed. Maybe a new model?? Closest thing is a 22-250.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:46 AM
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The Mossberg also has the 1 in 9 twist 24 inch Varmint contour barrel. I took the mag release out and welded an extension on it for easier mag release , makes a big difference with gloves on.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:00 PM
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Found a place that has the Mossberg MVP Patrol in stock. Gonna try to take a look at it next week. It has a little shorter barrel than I would like. Anyone have any exp with this rifle???
Anyway someone mentioned they wish the predator came with a full length scope mount. I did see a place where they are available.
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Thumbs, I sent you a PM
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:42 AM
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Just went to the Marlin site to take a look. They don't have a .223 listed. Maybe a new model?? Closest thing is a 22-250.
Pull up the marlin 2014 Catalog, X7 series Specs. Last column on right. X7VH
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