Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by adamn, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. adamn

    adamn New Member

    I just bought a my Plinkster the other day and was wondering if there was any way to put a scope on it . If anyone knows or has any info regarding this subject please let me know.
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    First, welcome to the forum. When you get a minute, stop over in the intro section and say howdy.

    Does your new Mossy have two parallel lines on top of the reciever? Slightly undercut, and 3/8ths of an inch apart?

    THOSE are for mounting a scope. There are rings made for a .22 that grip the edges of those two "dovetail" cuts. No drilling and tapping, you use a GOOD screwdriver to mount them. Even WalMart carries them.

  3. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

    Big, huge tip: Don't get a 50mm scope for it. It requires a high mount ring set, and they suck unless you pay good money for them. I'm telling you from personal experience. I have a mossy 702 literally 20ft from me and the scope has fallen off 4 times now. I'm sick of it!

    I'm about to invest in some medium mount rings or go back to the low mount and hope I can get away with just removing the iron sights.

    However, if you do get the scope to stick you can get TINY groups!!
  4. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

    You should have a 3/8 dovetail cut or cast into the receiver as C3 mentioned. The mount below will get you a 45mm objective scope mounted without a problem.

    Leapers Accushot 1-Pc Mount w/1" Rings, 3/8" Dovetail. SCOPE MOUNTS.

    victorzamora, the high profile mount below should fix your scope issue and allow you to keep your 50mm objective, it says 11mm dovetail but it will fit the 3/8 too. I had a problem with keeping the scope on my Marlin 60 in place and this mount cured it.

    Leapers Accushot 1-Pc Mount w/1" Rings, High, 11mm Dovetail. SCOPE MOUNTS.
  5. wingrider62

    wingrider62 New Member

    I have the same rifle and put a 3x-7x BSA scope from Natchez ($20.00) on it. I initially set it up with a boresight and had it sighted dead on in about 15 minutes. My wife who has limited experience with firearms is hitting 1.5" spinny targets at 50 yards better than 90% of the time. The only problem I've had with this weapon is that the magazine sucks. I have the original mag and a new one I purchased separately and they both have problems feeding reliably if you load more than 6 rounds. The follower jams inside the mag and it deforms over time from holding the bolt when the mag is empty. I looked at the 802 (bolt action) magazine which has a more stable follower and will work on the 702 but will not hold the bolt open when the mag is empty, which is really not a problem. I am going to pick up a couple 802 mags at the next show in Raleigh unless I come across one locally first. Seem to be hard to come by, no one stocks them.

    Please let me know how you're making out with your Plinkster and if you have a similar problem with the mag. (misfeed, stovepipe etc.)
  6. off duty

    off duty New Member

    My 702 plinkster came with the scope. I never use it, I have more fun without it.
  7. THEROD0369

    THEROD0369 New Member

    I have a .22 Plinkster, I was given a Tasco Pronghorn from my father-in law how ever the rings that are on it wont work does anyone know what rings I need to get so I can mount it? the rifle is for my daughter. any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
  8. BVAL

    BVAL Well-Known Member


    The receiver on the Plinkster has 3/8 groove on the top. Your Tasco scope was a 1" tube.
    Head over to Walmart,,,,,,,Weaver 22 Tip Off Mounts should be able to pick them up for under $20.00,,,,,,,,there YA go.

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