Mossberg MVP LC .308 in GUNS Magazine

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“Classy Chassis” Mossberg MVP LC .308 Highlights November GUNS Magazine

( – In the November issue of GUNS Magazine, Executive Editor Payton Miller takes Mossberg’s “premium package gun” — the MVP LC Scope Combo — for a range date to see if the “classy chassis” stands up to the hype.

“Mossberg purpose-built the MVP LC to extract as much performance from the good old 7.62 NATO as possible,” Miller writes. “I particularly liked the large, no-nonsense configuration of the bolt handle and bolt knob, and the LC Scope Combo comes with a 4-16×44 Vortex Viper HS-T scope and an MRAD reticle mounted to its Picatinny rail … If you haven’t yet tumbled to the fact Mossberg is indeed a major player on the bolt-action scene, the MVP LC should serve as a very convincing wake-up call.”

Mossberg MVP LC 308 in GUNS Magazine
Mossberg MVP LC 308 in GUNS Magazine

Contributing Editor John Taffin pairs Ruger’s lightweight American Compact in .243 with Weaver’s K6 scope and Winchester ammunition to gauge if the rifle could challenge its M77 Compact predecessor.

“The American is a new departure from the Ruger Model 77,” Taffin writes. “The Ruger American and Weaver K6 combination was fired with seven factory loads, and Winchester’s 100-grain Power Point registered a muzzle velocity of just under 2,750 fps and grouped three shots in an astounding (for me at least) ½-inch group. With a suggested retail of only $459, it’s easy to see what an outstanding value it is.”

In the “Serving Soldier’s Christmas Guide,” John Connor offers up his annual round-up of holiday gift ideas, including gear from Maxpedition, Streamlight, Kai USA and Spyderco. Connor also identifies three worthwhile charities that readers may want to support during the holidays.

“With the worldwide drawdown of US troops and the shrinking of American military assets, fewer of your friends and family members may be serving in far-flung places,” Connor writes. “And for many of you, if they are not your family by blood, they are ‘family’ simply because you care about them.”

Other features in the November issue of GUNS include an article by M.L. McPherson on the dangers of tinkering with firearms without precautions, Mike “Duke” Venturino’s look at “Henry’s Henry,” a replica of the storied Henry Repeating Arms rifle, a column by John Connor on GLOCK’s new 9mm Model 43, and much more.

The Modern Carbine from RWC/Kalashnikov — a 7.62×39 rifle with a foldable ambidextrous skeletonized stock — headlines the November GUNS Giveaway. Also included in the giveaway is the SoundGear in-canal hearing protection, the TK15 tactical flashlight from Fenix Light, Bad Blood Knives’ Urban Mistress Steel Flipper and RinseKit’s portable, pressurized shower — a total package value of $1,473.94. Readers can visit to enter for a free chance to win this package.

Each issue of GUNS includes links to online-only extras. In this month’s online-only feature, Richard Mann clears up the difference between gas and piston AR’s. All-digital editions of GUNS are also available online. Readers can sign up for a free digital subscription at