North Haven, CT –-(Ammoland.com)- In mid 2011, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. announced a new line of dedicated varmint and predator bolt-action rifles, the MVP (Mossberg Varmint Predator) Series with an initial offering of two MVP Varmint rifles in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem), designed with long-range shooters and varmint hunters in mind.
With a breakthrough, innovative bolt design, this series of bolt-action rifles can accept and reliably feed from AR-15 style magazines.
Joining this family of centerfire rifles for 2012 is the MVP Series Predator with a 20-inch standard barrel or an 18 ½-inch medium bull barrel length and a scoped 18 ½-inch combo package; all chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem), one of the most popular choices for predator hunters.
Based on the classic Mossberg 4×4™ bolt-action platform, what notably sets the MVP Series of rifles apart is its unique, patent-pending Drop Push Bolt™. This revolutionary bolt design allows use of most AR-15 style aftermarket magazines and the 10-round magazine that is included from the factory. Shot placement repeatability is critical to predator hunters and the user-adjustable Mossberg Lightning Bolt Action™ (LBA™) Trigger System is standard on the MVP Series rifles. Designed for a crisp creep-free trigger pull and shot-after-shot consistency, the LBA trigger pull is easily adjustable from 2 to 7 pounds with the simple twist of a standard screwdriver. The unique lightning bolt trigger blade blocks the sear from releasing the striker unless the blade is fully depressed, even at the lightest adjustment setting.
Distinguishing the MVP Series Predator from the initial varmint offerings are a grey laminate sporter-style stock and optional compact barrel lengths of 18 ½ inches or 20 inches. The 18 ½-inch rifle is also available in a convenient scoped combo package which includes a pre-mounted and bore-sighted 3-9x40mm variable riflescope. The 18 ½-inch and 20-inch standard rifle packages include 10-round detachable magazine and factory-installed, Weaver-style bases for ease of adding optics.
Chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem), the MVP Predator rifles have a 1:9 twist rate for enhanced accuracy and optimal bullet performance from the button-rifled 18 ½-inch medium bull and 20-inch standard carbon steel barrels. A varmint-style muzzle crown protects the muzzle. A distinctive helically-fluted bolt and stylish barrel fluting reduce overall weight and enhance heat dissipation. All exposed metalwork wears a durable, non-reflective matte blue finish. The laminate sporter stock has a straight comb, traditional rounded forend and pistol grip with laser cut-checkering. Completing the package are convenient front and rear sling swivel studs.
Look to Mossberg, a leading innovator in firearms design and manufacturing, for the latest and most advanced developments in bolt-action rifles – the Mossberg Varmint Predator Series of rifles. For a complete listing of MVP Series Varmint and Predator rifles, please visit our web site at www.mossberg.com today.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.