Mossberg big muzzle brake coming to .17 and .22 rifles!

Mossberg’s big muzzle brake, which I call the BFMB (Big “Fraking” Muzzle Brake), first seen on the Mossberg 500 Roadblocker shotgun is coming to the Plinkster line of semi-automatic and bolt action .22 and .17 HRM rifles. Four models will be available with the BFMB.

Click to expand the photos.

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Model 817 with scope, thumbhole stock and tip down stock (used as forward hand grip)

Plinkster 702 Brake 37151 702Withmuzzlebrake-2
Model 702 autoloader

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Model 802

Plinkster 817 Brake Bipod 38176 817Withbrakescopebipod-3

Model 817 with scope and bipod.

From the press release:

Muzzle brakes are now available on the following models: the standard 702 Plinkster® (.22 LR autoloading), the scoped 802 Plinkster™ (.22 LR bolt-action with 4x scope) and the scoped model 817 (.17 HMR with 3-9×40 scope). In addition, muzzle brakes will be fit onto a scoped model 817 with a thumbhole stock and Tipdown forend (.17HMR with 3-9×40 scope), and lastly, an 817 (.17HMR) will offer a complete package of a muzzle brake plus an upgraded 4-16×50 scope featuring sun shade, flip open lens protectors and a bi-pod.

I have questioned the effectiveness of muzzle brakes on a low powered cartridge, such as the .22 LR, many times on the blog but this sure looks cool. Do I want one? Hell yes I do 🙂

Thanks to Kim for the photos.

Mossberg Cartoon 2
The difference is subtle.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • jdun1911


    That’s a great drawing Steve.

    • jdun1911, thanks 🙂

  • Fred

    I’m already giggling with the idea of setting up the one with the bipod, big @$$ scope and the BFMB at a bench, everybody looking at you and waiting for the deafening blast and looking confused by the little “pop!”

    • Fred, heh heh, or at an indoor range that limits you to low powered rounds having to showing a range officer the rifle magazine to prove that it is .22 LR 🙂

  • Well, since the .22 is not likely to kill someone, you might as well have a blunt-force club handy ;).

    • randy

      More people are killed by. 22’s than any other caliber.

    • JOHN

      So does anyone have the website where these muzzle breaks are available? I just bought a model 817 and it is the shit!

  • They could have at least added a bull barrel.

  • I want one. Now they need a kit were I can put that on my 10/22, LOL. Totally useless but way to cool. Finally us poor folk with 22s can look just as cool as the guys with 50BMGs (that is until we fire the gun, LOL).

  • Fred

    Steve, I don’t really have a local indoor range, but the county run range doesn’t allow .50’s, so that would probably raise some pulses!

  • Jesse

    When it makes that really quiet noise and has no kick just tell everyone that the muzzle brake is really that amazing.

  • Thomas


  • Las

    doe’s anyone out there have the new mossberg 464 in .22 and if so can you put a enlarged photo of it on the net and tell me what you think about it

  • will kirkman

    does anyone know if you can buy that thumbhole stock, ive already got an 817 but that stock looks really cool!

  • gunny

    Well, since the .22 is not likely to kill someone, you might as well have a blunt-force club handy .

    In response to Linoge

    I think after 15 rounds pumped into you, you may not be dead, but your not going to be running a race the next day!!

  • bush

    can you put these on other brands like savage or the smith and wesson mp 15-22? or only the mossbergs

  • Greg Meredith

    I have recently purchased the mossberg 22 tac. I am very interested in getting one my 22tac would appereciate any help in acquiring one thank you

  • I have a Mossberg 817 bolt action with the muzzle brake and want to bore site it with a universal bore sighter that fits in the end of the barrel but I am having trouble getting the muzzel brake to come off. I don’t want to harm the barrel. What is the proper way to remove the muzzel brake. Please advise so I don’t harm the rifle. They nust use locktight or something.

  • Brandr

    I only have one question……WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!

  • kyle

    where can i get a muzzlebrake for my 702 plinkster like the ones in the pics

  • Haden

    I am 13 and got one of those as a late birthday present recently in 17 hmr and it shoots flatter than anything i have ever shot if you shoot an animal within its range they will not make it back to their home

  • Will the muzzle brake for the Mossberg 702 Plinkster fit on the Mossberg Tac 22. If so, where can I obtain one.