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Old March 16, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Mossberg Tactical .22

What are Yall's thoughts on the Mossberg TAC .22 (plinkster)? I have an opportunity to buy 1, new in box, for $430. With 2 mags and a box of 300 rounds. I've seen mixed reviews on it.
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Can`t say from owning one I know a guy at work that has one I shoot a lot. And so far it shoots decent. Can not say about the rest of them.HOGSHOOTER
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Old March 17, 2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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In my opinion, the whole purpose of a "tactical" .22 is to give you the feel of a full-power rifle. For example, the M&P 15 .22 is perfect for training and practice because its function mimics that of an AR-15.

But the Mossberg only looks like an AR-15; its actual function is completely different. And for those of us used to the AR-15 platform, it is deceptively and frustratingly different.

The Mossbeeg seems to be the least expensive of the "tactical" .22 rifle class, but all you get with it is looks; if you want a .22 that functions like a tactical centerfire rifle you need to look elsewhere. And there are many non-tactical .22 semi-auto rifles that perform better and are cheaper than the Mossberg.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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Thanks, thaw what I was wondering. I guess it's not worth $430. I really don't need another .22 anyways. I've got a couple of 10/22's, that I love.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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Feels Cheap

Never owned or shot one, but I held one before, and the whole thing is plastic, even the rails. It feels very cheap. Consider saving up a little bit and getting the Sig 522. It goes for about $500, and is a very nice tactical .22.
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Old March 21, 2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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I got one for $289 and I like it.
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Old March 22, 2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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I looked at it but when I held it, I couldn't believe how cheaply made it was. Went with a 15-22 which has been outstanding. The money they are asking is WAY high and gets you into the 15-22 range.
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Old March 22, 2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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In my opinion, the whole purpose of a "tactical" .22 is to give you the feel of a full-power rifle. For example, the M&P 15 .22 is perfect for training and practice because its function mimics that of an AR-15.

But the Mossberg only looks like an AR-15; its actual function is completely different. And for those of us used to the AR-15 platform, it is deceptively and frustratingly different.

The Mossbeeg seems to be the least expensive of the "tactical" .22 rifle class, but all you get with it is looks; if you want a .22 that functions like a tactical centerfire rifle you need to look elsewhere. And there are many non-tactical .22 semi-auto rifles that perform better and are cheaper than the Mossberg.
^That..... and we get a lot returned do to breaking.

It's literally a 702 Plinkster action inside a plastic clam shell...... I have owned airsoft guns and pellet rifles much much nicer than it.

Also its a $200 gun.... not a $400 gun, I don't care even if it was listed on a Bill by name I would never pay more than $200 on it, well I wouldn't spend anything on it but you get my point.

If you already looking at spending that much, spend about the same and get a S&W MP22 they are much much nicer.
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Old March 22, 2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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ipaid 240 for a 715t from wal mart and hated it. i've never hated a gun before. stand it upright and hold it by the plastic and you can wiggle the barrel a good eighth of an inch either way. put a laser on it and bench it and it will be all over the place. it never jammed but i despised it. the only good thing is that i sold it for 40 bucks more a week after i bought it. the price you're quoting is far too much. i took my money and put it towards a s&w 15/22 tactical and love it. my advise is don'y waste your money.
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Old March 23, 2013, 12:22 AM   #10
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Its pretty much the cheapest available m4 looking .22 and it shows every bit of it... If theres other options, look into them. I cant recommend any of the Umarex import .22s either (Colt M4, H&K 416, H&K (Walther-licensed Umarex imported i believe) MP-5). The barrel as it appears is of normal profile, but it is actually a very very thin barrel with a sleeve over it to appear like an adequately thick barrel. Plus a complete field strip results in a voided warranty, what is that?
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Old March 23, 2013, 01:23 AM   #11
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If it were me, I'd buy a Ruger 10/22 and install a Choate pistol grip stock on it before I would buy the Mossberg. Cheaper overall, better gun IMO and "tactical" enough.
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Old March 24, 2013, 04:53 PM   #12
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My cousin has one. It is a cheap Mossberg Plinkster in a cheap plastic shell.

If you want a good semi-auto .22LR, get a Ruger 10/22.

If you want a good plastic AR replica in .22LR, get a S&W M&P 15-22.

If you really want an AR-15 in .22LR, that will serve as a true trainer (correct manual of arms and weight/balance) get one of the CMMG (or similar) AR-15s (or uppers) chambered in .22LR. I have one. It's fantastic. Accurate, reliable, and durable.
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Old March 24, 2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'd pass...

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Old March 24, 2013, 08:21 PM   #14
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Wow..... I knew it felt cheap but man, that pic tells a story.

15-22 is the way to go.
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