mossberg plinkster


December 24, 2006, 10:58 PM
Has anybody had any experience with the Mossberg plinkster .22?(i think they are 92$ at walmart). If you have please post.(good or bad)

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December 24, 2006, 11:04 PM
Seen one going for 75 used. Can't say I have heard anything bad about them.

December 24, 2006, 11:09 PM
I've had one for a couple years, they're nice little rifles for the price. Throw an inexpensive 3-9X scope on and you're all set. I have a couple thousand rounds through mine.

December 24, 2006, 11:37 PM
they are easy, to take apart, very simpleand elegant in the parts. they can be a bit ruger-ish to put back together, have to get that recoil spring, buffer spring, receiver assy. all put in right.

December 25, 2006, 06:39 AM
My wife loves hers. Magazines are inexpensive, so I bought 4 extras, which I like to do with all my 10-round .22s 'cause we hate shooting up a partial box of ammo...

December 25, 2006, 07:33 AM
Have ran about 300 hypervelocity rounds through it the Rem Yellow Jackets and the CCI Stingers. Accuracy with these rounds was very good handheld and bench rested. My edition came with a scope and scope covers for $116 and change including tax out the door at Dick's Sporting Goods. Easy to dissemble harder to put back but have done it 3 times already in cleaning and getting to know the weapon. Great rifle for the money. Professional reviews have been great.
Note: This gun is an import and therefore comes with much grease. Clean first before first use and you will have very little trouble with this hundred dollar gun.

Mossberg: Definitely more Bang for the Buck

December 25, 2006, 11:28 AM
I picked up one a couple weeks ago put a tasco 22 3x9 scope on it and it shoots as good as I can hold it. I had a bet going with a friend about who could hit a target... blah blah you know how those go. Any way we had a target at about 30 yds. His was an older lever action winchester I think, I had the plinkster. We were putting holes through the same spots. However, I don't really care for the trigger, gritty and heavy. But for $110 it will do exactly what it was designed for plinking, and maybe some squirel hunting. My advice, feel the trigger first see if you like it. I'm looking for a way to lighten it up right now.

What will you use it for? plinking? then go ahead. If target/hunting go with a bolt or lever. Just my .02.

December 25, 2006, 12:22 PM
Well its between the mossberg plinkster and the savage semi auto model 64f. I want them for plinking mostly. I shot yesterday the savage markII (bolt action) and it had a weird feeling to it. I already have a marlin model 60 (love it) its my all purpose 22, but its a task to load. what do you guys think about the savage model 64f ?(semi auto) Do any of you have one? How is it? All information will be helpful.


December 25, 2006, 01:58 PM
Give the Remington 597 a shot. Great rifle and comes with a scope. Accurate as they come for the money. I recommend it.

Essex County
December 25, 2006, 02:27 PM
Hard to believe you could go wrong with any of the ones mentioned. Most of us don't shoot as much .22 as we should. I have to kick myself in the butt every so often to reach to the back of the safe and pull one out. I imagine there's a lot of shooters like myself.....Essex

December 26, 2006, 03:54 AM
the thing about the savage is, if you need to take apart in the field for whatever reason, with the savage you will need an allen wrench. most other rifles just require a flat blade of any sort, even a coin. Also , for some reason, i hate the way the savage mag feels, when i try to install or remove it from the receiver, you better check this out, before you buy it. see if it irritates you.
other than that , the savage is a fine field 22 gun, with excellent accuracy, and shoots very well off hand.

December 26, 2006, 06:52 AM
I was thinking of getting one of these, but I may just go to another marlin.

What do you guys think about this gun vs the marlin?

I also have an old western field 31a that is great, but you can't put a scope on it, or I should say, "I" can't put one on there with out taking it to a gun smith...

December 26, 2006, 09:20 AM
I really enjoyed it. Great family gun, but for as long as I owned it I always disliked the rod magazine. Although it held more amo I really prefer the mag loading guns.
I have the Mossy Plinkster now and love it. Scoped out it is a real fun gun. The only negative I have about the plinkster is it must be thoroughly cleaned before the first use. period.
After that it is a great .22lr. :)

December 26, 2006, 10:14 AM
I had one. Typical Mossberg: Inexpensive, ugly, incredibly durable, reliable (never had it jam once, even when grotesquely dirty), dead simple mechanism (something like five moving parts including the firing pin...), and you could use it for a club after you ran out of ammo.

The things I didn't like about it were the fact that there are no parts for it and no magazines greater than ten rounds (as usual), and even the ten rounders cost as much as a 10/22 mag even though it's a simple spring-and-follower I could probably knock out in the shop for a about fifty cents.

Also, when bench resting the stick-out magazine gets in the way, leaving you with the worst of both worlds... You can't have a high capacity sticky-outy magazine, you're stuck with 10. But even though you're stuck with 10 you can't have a flush fitting one like the 10/22, either. And breech loading is a royal pain.

I got it when I was young and impatient (my second gun) so when I bought it I didn't take any time to clean it, tune it, or blast the grease out. I bought the gun for 89 dollars (I think) at a sporting goods store, picked up a brick of the cheapest ammo they had, rounded up a couple of friends, and took it to the quarry to go shoot at stuff. We went through that whole brick of ammo in one sitting and it didn't get cleaned until a couple of days afterwards. No jams, perfectly acceptable accuracy, nothing to complain about except for the magazines.

Carl N. Brown
February 7, 2007, 04:37 PM
See if I can add anything to this.

Mossberg has used the name "Plinkster" for a semi-auto
sporting rifle before. The "Plinkster" was a version of
their Model 151 with a thumbhole stock and a high scope
The current Mossberg Plinkster is a version of the CBC
(Brasil) Model 7022 formerly imported by Mag Tech (Las Vegas).
The Mag Tech CBC 7022 had a Brasilian hardwood stock with a
"baseball bat" profile like the old Winchester 69A hunting rifle.
My grandson loves shooting my MagTech 7022.
The Mossberg Plinkster version has a synthetic stock with a thin
forearm and a schnabel tip.

March 13, 2009, 07:53 PM
i just bought mine yesterday at gi joes for 119. i prolly wouldnt have cleaned it before i used it. but after reading this ill make sure to do so. im gunna be shooting some AE 40gr copper plated hollow points. wish me luck.

March 13, 2009, 09:58 PM
This was the first gun I bought and have had it for about 7 years now its a great gun.
have to get that recoil spring, buffer spring, receiver assy. all put in right.
I bent my spring the first time I put it back together but once you learn the trick its easy to reassemble. I've got about 3000-ish rounds through mine and never had any MAJOR issues but it does get really dirty for some reason. It is always kind of a chore to clean it after each time I shoot it. And sometimes, if I don't lube it right/enough, it will jam. But that's usually my fault. It is however very accurate for a $100 gun. The iron sights on it are really accurate and I put a $30 BSA 3x-9x scope on it and it also is really accurate. And thats with the cheap walmart, federal value 550 pack of ammo.

March 13, 2009, 10:26 PM
i have see thew rings and a 3-9x 50 simmens blazer with a bipod .got it used and had it over a year and love it.It jams when i don't clean it after a box of walmart fed bulk ammo.Its cheep it shoots and it is fun:neener:

March 13, 2009, 11:46 PM
if you can pick up a marlin 795, or better yet, a 7000, then that will be the last semi auto mag fed 22 , you will ever need. the only one that could be better, would be a remmy, because of the hi cap mags, and becuause of the fully adjustable rear site, which is a rare thing on 22 rifles now.
Wait a minute, I forgot one, a marlin papoose, in stainless.....aaarrrrggghhahahahhhhhh.

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