Mossberg Tactical 22: The new AR-15 style .22 rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Mossberg have finally made it to the .22 AR-15 party, joining industry heavyweights such as Remington, Ruger and S&W. I don’t have much information on the Mossberg Tactical 22 Series but I will share with you what I know.

Mossberg Tactical 22, adjustable stock model

Based on the photo I think it is safe to say that the Tactical 22 action is, or is based on, the 702 Plinkster action. The bolt and magazine appear to be the same. It would not surprise me if Mossberg has simply followed Remington and Ruger’s lead and placed a 702 action inside an AR-15 patterned shell, albeit it with a much nicer looking result.

Possibly in an effort to differentiate themselves in a crowded market they have gone with a A2-style (carry handle) receiver instead of the A3-style. A2 front and rear sights are included as it a carry handle picatinny rail if you want to mount optics.

While everybody else is selling tactical .22s with 16″ barrels, Mossberg has decided to go with an 18″ barrel. This gives a better sight radius than 16″ and a more traditional look. A full length picatinny rail is included.

Two models will be available: a fixed stock and an M4-style adjustable stock (pictured above). Both come with a 10 round magazine. I do not know when they will be available or how much they will cost. My guess would be somewhere between $300 and $450.

[ Many thanks to Will for emailing me the info. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Mark the Shark Mark the Shark on Oct 12, 2013

    I bought that weapon this past week. Shot a couple hundred round, had one jam. It is lightweight and fun to shoot, but the clip release does not readily eject the mag. and it can be difficult to pull out.

  • Johnny west Johnny west on Feb 05, 2014

    Just bought the 702T and had to send it in for a warranty[gun and 25 round clip]. Waited 4 weeks and got it back with a 10 round clip. they said 25 round clip is now considered restricted because of some hand guns clip is similar as the 702T 25 round clip. Canadian fire arm association does not know of it. So what the hell is up with that? My friends just laughs and said I should have went with a ruger 10/22.