Today, we’re gonna take a look at the MVP line of Mossberg bolt action rifles… The Varmint chambered in 5.56 (.223 Rem) & the Patrol chambered in 7.62 (.308Win).
If you get the Varmint series, you’re able to get it straight from Mossberg equipped with a Barska 4-16×50 scope. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking… Barska, huh? That’s gone! Well, not so fast. Apparently Barska has been upping their game, their quality controls or have some unicorn magic in the back room because this scope is pretty good. The scope is water/fog/shockproof, 1/8″ MOA adjustments, parallax-free at 100yds with a 3.5″ eye relief and FOV at 100yds is 5.8-19.9′. The Barska has done well & held zero on my Varmint for well over a thousand rounds, everything from standard 55gr to 80gr JHP’s.
The scoped Patrol comes with a UTG Bugbuster 3-9×32… rain/fog/shockproof, 1/4″ MOA adjustments, parallax at 3yds to infinity with a 3.2-4.2″ eye reliefe and FOV at 100yds is 14-37.7′. I cannot comment on how well the UTG holds up, since I changed it out for a Nikon Prostaff very shortly after picking up the Patrol. Neither are game changers, but for the purpose of a right out of the box, mounted scope, they’ll do the job.