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Old 03-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I got a Mossberg 702 Plinkster 22LR this past Friday and need some help with it. I mounted a Tasco 3-9x50mm with see-through scope rings.

I'm looking for a way to mount a bipod as my next modification. I've got it grouping quite accurately at 15 yards, but need a bipod for the rest of the accuracy to increase. I know it's "just" a 22LR, but I want tiny groups at 110yds. Anyway, the 702 Plinkster doesn't have a swivel mount thing so I can't easily mount a bipod. I DO have a Winchester $40 bipod from Walmart, I just don't have a mounting point. Any ideas?

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Something like the stud on the left in the pic below. You'll have to drill a hole in your stock and probably trim the threads down to keep it from hitting your barrel. You may also have to reinforce the stock to keep it from touching the barrel when the bi-pod is used, the synthetic stocks tend to flex a bit.

Uncle Mike's Sling Swivel Stud 115 B Set - MidwayUSA



Or something like the barrel band stud mount below. You'll need to measure your barrel to get the right size, I recommend using a dial caliper for the measurement. But this will also cause the barrel to flex while using the bi-pod.

Talley Barrel Band Sling Swivel Stud .815" Inside Diameter Steel in the White - MidwayUSA

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Eric 0424's advise is right on the money. Just install a front sling swivel stud.

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I was warned that doing so would crack the stock to no end. I have the first option (installing a stud into the stock) readily available. Well, Winchester has a version of it that WalMart sells. Which one should I get:

Walmart.com: Search Results for "winchester swivel"

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I really couldn't say, I would have to actually see the parts with the Winchester kits. The descriptions don't have enough detail on the individual studs. One of them with a machine threaded stud and the nut to match should work.

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Unless Mossberg has changed the Mossberg 702 Plinkster it's going to have a plastic stock (my understanding is that it's really plastic not the higher quality polymer). That might be the reason you heard about cracking, What I would do is drill it out first and slowly move up bits till it's close to swivel stud size, then screw it in and secure it with some glue.

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loaf_fan, I can definitely see it being the cheaper plastic. In all actuality, polymer=plastic...but yes, this is the cheap stuff. If I have to step up between sizes, I can make it happen. However, do you think it'll ruin the stock? I'm sure it's NOT a cheap part. I have a lot of experience working with things like this, but I'll have to try if you think it's doable.

Eric, the kits DO have machine bolts and nuts in them. Could it be as simple as drill with care, cut off excess, tighten nut, install bipod?

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Eric, the kits DO have machine bolts and nuts in them. Could it be as simple as drill with care, cut off excess, tighten nut, install bipod?
Yep, installation should be as you described. If the stock seems thin or weak in the stud area you may be able to reinforce it to help spread the load, but I haven't been able to see what the stock looks or feels like on the 702.
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Eric, I got the gun for under $100 NIB from Dick's....so I wasn't expecting much. I'm pleasantly surprised, but in no way am I thoroughly impressed by the quality. I'll play around with it and get back to you guys.

Quick question, though...about how much would a replacement stock be?

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You'll probably have to go directly to Mossberg International for parts. The usual places I buy parts from don't carry anything for the 702 other than the magazines. A friend of mine owned one the these for a while, it was a good rifle. It didn't blow us away with fit and finish, but it was an accurate rifle and never gave him any trouble. They're well worth the $100 asking price.

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