Originally Posted by Carpshooter
Hope you can give us more reports as I've looked at this 22 semi-auto rifle from Mossberg !
Pretty sure it wasn't the best of things to do, but the guy at the shop said it was oiled so figured I'd be alright to shoot a few round through it before cleaning.
Shot maybe 50ish and the first few shots seemed to "walk" across the bottom left of the paper. But I'm blaming that one on me since I was a little jumpy as its the first time I've shot in at least a year or two.
After I got the breaking point of the trigger figured out and wasn't so jumpy I was able to get some decent groups considering th barrel isnt broken in and I'm a fairly new shooter. Not going to post any groups just yet though.
As of right now I've got the gun cleaned and tucked away for the night, sadly. Only really problem I had while cleaning it was trying to get the bolt to go back into place since I was fighting with the spring and the bolt wanting to slide off what I'm calling the bolt carrier. Other then that, it's really simple to clean.....just not as simple as the bolt action I got for my girlfriend.
One last thing, for the people who seem to have an issue getting the magazine out, if you pull the bolt all the way back and lock it in place by pushing it in towards the stock (way the white arrow on charging handle shows) you shouldn't have a problem with it at all.
If you wondering why that makes it easier, it's because the magazines follower acts as the last shot hold open so the bolt is pushing on that part of the magazine making it tufted to take out.