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

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

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

Model 702 autoloader

Model 802

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.


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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Haden Haden on Apr 17, 2012

    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

  • Thomas Kilfoyle Thomas Kilfoyle on May 04, 2012

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

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