Mossberg Tactical .22

Mossberg Tactical .22 Rifle

Mossberg recently released their entry into the rimfire AR-15 style rifle they’ve dubbed the Tactical .22. When creating their new rifle, Mossberg saw no reason to reinvent the wheel. They essentially put a 702 Plinkster inside an AR-15 style body. The Tactical .22 utilizes standard Plinkster magazines housed inside an AR style magazine body. Naturally it also has the Plinkster’s well-known accuracy and reliability.

Though it doesn’t share any parts with the standard AR-15, at more than $100 less than the nearest comparable rifle, the Tactical .22 is a great bargain for a practice rifle when you don’t want to burn through more expensive .223 or 5.56 ammunition. The balance isn’t perfect, and the barrel length is 18 inches instead of 16.5 inches, but the rest of the ergonomics make it close enough. With an M4 style 6-position stock the length of pull is adjustable from 10-3/4 inches up to 14.5 inches which allows the rifle to fit small and large framed shooters.

Mossberg topped off the rifle with A2-style sights and included a rail for the AR-style carry handle to make mounting optics quick and easy. The factory included quad-rail seals the deal on the Tactical 22 and makes it easy to customize the rifle with lasers, lights, or even a vertical foregrip.

Some people use a dedicated .22 LR upper or .22 conversion kit to practice shooting an AR on the cheap. However, the Mossberg Tactical 22 is an affordable option that deserves consideration.

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Comments (13)

  1. Where do I buy the 22 plinkster conversion kit, it’s for my son, can’t find anything, anyone who can point me in the direction I greatly appreciate it.

  2. folks either love it or hate it. I think it is a good riffle for the money. Only difficulty I experienced is trying to get those last bullets into the 25shot magazine . Otherwise, performs well as advertised with different ammo makers.

  3. I cannot even call this a rifle. Yes, I bought one and found it is nothing but throwing money away! If you put ANY PRESSURE on the magazine it will jam, with any and all ammo it will jam {I use only CCI ammo} the only thing it is good for is a wall hanger if you stand 20 feet away from it!
    FOR THE GUY THAT “LAID IN A FOOT OF MUD FOR TWO HOURS THAN SPRANG UP” what are you some kind of nut? And shooting a “whole magazine,” you are a VERY bad shot.

  4. I own one of these worthless $HIT RIFLES !!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know why I am calling it a rifle if you are thinking about buying one D O N O T D O I T SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ARE while shooting do not put ANY PRESSURE ON THE MAGAZINE, IT WILL NOT FIRE. It jams with all types of ammo, there is no such thing about a tactical re-load and cleaning HA have something the size as a ping pong table to take it apart than try to put it back together GOOD LUCK these are just a few of the problems. If you want to buy this junk I have 5 magazines and the whole ball of $HIT is for sale just leave your contact information and we will talk.

    1. I bought the same gun and have had some problems with jams too. It is actually very easy to take apart, I am 18 years old and this is my first gun and I take it apart every time after shooting to clean. Only about 10 screws, 2 nuts and 2 pins. Used to jam every other shot then i scraped gunk from under the extractor now jams once or twice out of 25. Going to try to put a spacer on the mag after seeing all the posts to keep it in place to see if it helps.

  5. You had an article about the Mossberg 22 Tactical indicating it sold for $216 but in your gun listing you indicate a $270+ retail. Don’t understand.

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