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Mossberg's Braking News
Mossberg now offers muzzle brake versions of several of its popular rimfire rifles.

North Haven, CT (February, 2009) – Mossberg International puts on the brakes – muzzle brakes, that is! Adding to its already extensive line of bolt-action and semi-automatic rimfire rifles, Mossberg International is offering five new muzzle brake Plinkster and other rimfire models packed full of features.

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 3-9x40 scope). In addition, muzzle brakes will be fit onto a scoped model 817 with a thumbhole stock and Tipdown forend (.17HMR with 3-9x40 scope), and lastly, an 817 (.17HMR) will offer a complete package of a muzzle brake plus an upgraded 4-16x50 scope featuring sun shade, flip open lens protectors and a bi-pod.

The muzzle brake reduces recoil in an already mild shooting platform, increasing one's ability for a more accurate follow-up shot. This benefits the shooter whether plinking at tin cans or hunting small game.


These new Plinkster and rimfire rifles are the perfect go-anywhere kind of gun, with the built-in features normally found on rifles that cost much more. For example, the thumbhole stock with a Tipdown forend provides a vertical, pistol-like grip for both hands, which offers the most natural, ergonomic position for the human hand to assume when holding a rifle to the shoulder. This results in a more natural positioning of the hands and a comfort level more conducive to accurate shooting, be it from the prone, kneeling, sitting or off-hand positions.


Whether your idea of fun is serious marksmanship practice, chasing small game or just plinking around, Mossberg has a model that fits the bill.

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