New Mossberg Maverick Bolt Action Rifles

Mossberg Maverick rifle

Mossberg was showing its new value-priced Maverick bolt-action rifles at the 2010 SHOT Show.   The Maverick rifles will be available in long and short actions, starting with .270 and .30-06, and .243 and .308 respectively.

The Maverick rifles have black synthetic stocks, and can be had with the adjustable length of pull system.  The rifles come standard with Weaver-type mounts for easy installation of a scope.

The Mavericks will have a standard trigger, not the adjustable “Lightening Bolt Action” system that Mossberg is putting on many of its rifles and shotguns.  While the LBA trigger is definitely a nicer trigger, there is nothing wrong with the standard trigger provided out of the box from Mossberg.

The rifle offers a significant value in the hunting market.  Many new hunters need a gun that they can learn with, but at a bargain price, which these carry.  (More on that in a second.)  The Maverick rifles come in the most common hunting calibers, which means finding ammo should be easy and the rails allow for the easy installation of a scope.  The adjustable length of pull also allows for better fit to small statured shooters.

Mossberg Maverick

The new Mossberg Maverick bolt-action hunting rifles will carry a retail price of “about $250″ according to the company rep I spoke with at the show.  I would not be surprised to see these sell for even less at some of the big box stores.

Update – The Mossberg Maverick rifles are now on the market.  Reports are coming in that they are capable performers.  I have not shot one, but I have handled on at the local shop.  My impression was that the rifle was balanced pretty good and the trigger seemed fine.  The bolt was a little stiff, as compared to some more expensive guns also on the shelf, but that it wasn’t bad.  I may wind up with one of these in the near future as a secondary hunting rifle.

The best part is that the gun was listed at $199.  I’ve seen some people find this gun for a mere $179 on sale.

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  • Phil

    I have the .270. It is a very tight group shooting rifle, but I am having one problem with it. When chambering the last shell in the clip, it ” jumps” out of he clip just after the bolt starts moving it forward. I am trying to find a way to contact mossberg and se if there is anything they know of to fix this.

    • Xemo

      I had the same trouble in spades. The first round couldn’t find the chamber. Second and third sometimes made it and the fourth would jump out of the receiver.
      Called the service center in TX and they told me to send it back.
      I was lucky that I still had the box it came in. UPS charge ne about $26 to ship it.
      Took about a week and now it feeds good. probably jus an adustment.
      Bummer that I had to pay shipping for a faulty product.
      Shame Mossberg.

  • ben

    I have a .308 it shoots a nice group with handload. im very happy with it.

  • Stan

    I recently purchased a Maverick rifle in .243 Win. The price was right and I have yet to test fire the weapon. I went to both the Massberg and Maverick websites and could not find out any info on this rifle. What Gives?? I would like to give it to my grandson in several years.

  • steve,brown

    I have a mossberg atr 100 and I had problem with all the shells jumping out of the clip, I sent it back to mossberg and they fixed the problem and it’s been working fine every since.

  • Bob

    Recently purchased a Mossberg Maverick in .243; being on short notice I attached the Barska scope off my ATR 100 and even with this scope “the horizontal reticle is uneven” I produced a ¼” group. My ATR 100 is in .270 and I have the same last shell feeding issue, past that I’m very pleased with both guns. The .270 will usually hold a 1”–1 ¼” group.

  • Marvin

    I recently purchased a Mavrick in 30-06. The trigger had terrible creep problems. I contacted the factory and they told me to send in the trigger assy. Received it back in a few day and it is very nice, smooooth as silk. I am pleased with the gun so far and I bought if from Academy for just over 200. Quite a buy. Can’t wait to get to the range.

  • Danny Stephens

    I’am Danny from Athens, Ga. Purchased new Moss with adjustable trigger, fluted barrel in 270 cal with Barska 3x9x40 scope. I can cover a 3 shot group with a penny. The action is smooth and I am well pleased. I would purchase another and would recommend the rifle to anyone. Great job Mosberg/Mavrick.

    • Dave

      I purchased Mavrick 30-06 the trigger is the pitts where did you find the adjustable trigger?

  • Joseph

    I have a Mossberg Maverick in 243 caliber and I am very pleased. I sighted it in with Seller & Bellot 100 Grain Soft Point ammo and was surprised with a 3/8″ group at 100 yards. I have not tried any reloads but that will be next. this rifle is something else and I feel this year I will be able to get me that Buck I wanted last year.

  • Jason

    I was given a Mossberg Maverick in .308 winchester for a christmas gift. The rifle is very reliable. It has a somewhat great trigger pull. I have had no feeding or extraction problems at all with my rifle. The gun will perform 3 shot 100 yard groups in 1 moa area. It is very accurate with good optics. I have taken dear out to 400 yards with this rifle. One of my best guns period. I would recomened this rifle to any one looking an accurate and dependable rifle who is in the market for a good hunting gun, without breaking the bank. The Maverick is an excellent choice. PERIOD!!