Okay, so it’s been a long day. I’ve been working for 14 hours with only minor breaks to eat a good breakfast (thanks Sitka Gear!), a bad slice of pizza (thanks SHOT Show vendor) and a decent but ridiculously expensive burger/fries/shake combo from Johnny Rockets (Venetian food court stop on my way to my hotel room).
Back in the days of print magazines, we writers/editors could relax after hiking several miles of the SHOT Show floor for 9 hours. No longer. You see, in order for you to read about new products from SHOT in near real time, someone has to hammer out the articles (i.e. the stories won’t write themselves).
So, I’m gathering info for my last story of the day, and damn if I can’t find all the necessary info to pull it off in great detail. I have the pics from Industry Day at the Range, I have the memories (it was only yesterday), but I can’t seem to find anything online that proves my favorite rifle from Range Day even exists. Maybe it was all a dream?
Tomorrow I’ll follow-up with my contact at Mossberg for more info, but for now you’ll just have to trust me that I wasn’t hallucinating on the Vegas desert.
This bolt-action chassis rifle was heavenly on the range, and the 224 Valkyrie was a tack-driving machine. My particular MVP rifle was fitted with a brand-new Ellison Dynamic Concepts 3D-printed suppressor (below), and also new Vudu precision riflescope from EOTech.
As I said, I’ll update this story as more info becomes available. I load the pics for the article and hope that you can see them. If all you see are a few black boxes, then we are dealing with a ghost gun.
Images by Dave Maas