I just recently returned from a 6 month deployment and as a congratulatory gift to myself I ordered a Mossberg MVP Flex in .308 win.
I went with the .308 due to the fact I have a surplus of military 7.62 brass that I collected to cut down for .300 savage. With the .300 savage I have powder, primerof the semi auto was as, molds, and gas checks for .30 cal all ready so that was a no brainer.
I went with the MVP flex for certain reasons. Could I get a bolt gun that has greater accuracy using.308? Sure, probably. I was initially going to get the Springfield M1A that has a average 2 moa accuracy. I figured a bolt gun has better accuracy so went bolt over semi auto. The magazine capacity of the AR 10 and the SR25 was very tempting. The price point on the semi autos M1A, SR 25, and AR 10's was sticker shock for me. I could get 3-6 very accurate bolt guns for the price of one semi auto. Next weight was a criteria. Some semi autos weigh well over 10 pounds. That's all fine if you're carrying it from your trunk to the bench at the local range, but putting miles on the mountain I wanted something sub 8 pounds.The Kimber rifles that have come out with carbon fiber stocks are about 7 pounds and $1200.
So I wanted a rifle that was less than$600, bolt action, short barrel(carbine'ish length), high mag capacity (more than 5), light weight. I thought i was dreaming then in a gun magazine I saw the MVP series of guns, the night train? The patrol, and the flex. I was sad to see in the magazine that the flex was only listed in .223, the night train was heavy and long, the patrol was in my sights. Once I got to the internet (submarines underwater have none) I was relieved to find the Flex in.308.
Two months later I'm home and find my MVP flex on gun broker for$544 shipped and a local ffl fee of$22. $566, is under$600, and the rifle fits all my criteria. Now I hope it shoots well.
Anyone know where to get great priced .308 mags?
Suggestion on light weight scope rings?
Any recommendations our experience on BSA or Barska scopes?