Improved Mossberg MVP

The Mossberg MVP Patrol is a 5.56mm hybrid scout rifle. Here’s how I fixed cartridge feed problems and improved it.

by Brian R Smith

A Mossberg 5.56 MVP Patrol Rifle’s polymer magazine well was considerably larger than it needed to be and cartridges would not feed from USGI magazines. Fortunately, the aftermarket rode to the rescue.

The Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56 is a sort of hybrid “tactical scout” rifle chambered for 5.56×45 NATO and accepting NATO STANAG (Standardization Agreement) AR-15 magazines. In addition to the chambering and the ability to use the ubiquitous AR magazine, the appeal of the Mossberg MVP Patrol is that it is bolt-action, features a polymer stock, and is lightweight. I ordered one to use in dispatching coyotes and other pesky varmints.

The 5.56 MVP Patrol is built on a short action receiver, similar to “Mini Mauser” rifles such as the old…

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