Mossberg plinkster?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Alright, so I was at work and was asking around to see if anyone knew of an INEXPENSIVE not cheap .22 for just having some fun with and the plinkster came up.

    Wasn't anything good said about it. But also wasn't from his experience with it. A co-workers cousin has one and claim he can't hit anything with it at all, but I've also heard stories about this guy not being able to hit his target with a .308 then the guy next to him picks up his rifle and can hi the target time and time again.

    Long story short, anyone have anything good to say about the plinkster?
     
  2. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Sooo....I'm guessing noone has anything to say about this one?
     

  3. Jon12312

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    I have shot one before and loved it! Its a great gun and for $100 you cant go wrong. Dont expect 10/22 quality. All in all its a good piece. If you get one let me know how it is. Im thinking of picking one up. You can also get mags all over-walmart, dicks, etc.
     
  4. kaido

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    Because I'm living in Canada everything is about $100.00 more then it would be just south of the border, so I'm looking at 180.00 before tax.

    But I'm not looking for a tac driver, just something so me and y girl can go out shooting together with out having to keep passing the gun I'm buying her back and fourth.

    But if I do end up grabbing it, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.
     
  5. Car54

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    I have one and it's been very accurate with the sights and with a cheap Simmons scope on it. When new, I did have a feed problem which was cured by a light sanding and polishing the feed ramp. I do wish you could get a larger than 10 round cap mag though.
     
  6. kaido

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    That ten round mag is probably going to get a little lame after a bit, but considering we've both never actually owned a rifle of our own, I think we'd get used to it.

    Just glad to hear that you can indeed hit your intended target with it. As for scopes, I think it'll be a box or two of ammunition before either of us decide to drop one on either rifle since we both like a challenge and iron sights seem to offer a pretty good one at a distance.
     
  7. MidnightExpress

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    Friend of mine had the 701 (semi-auto), it was an accurate little rifle and never gave him any trouble. With a cheap Tasco 3-9x40 he would shoot at spent 7mm-08 casings at 25 yards without missing one. He would line 3-5 of them up on a tree stump or log and shoot holes through them. It doesn't look like much, but it worked well when he owned it and was well worth the $100 he paid for it.
     
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  8. kaido

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    That's really all I'd be using this one for, as well as gophers when spring decides to roll back around again.

    Just looking for something that I can go out and shoot with out my wallet wanting to keel over afterwards. Also think it'd be fun to have a semi-auto as well as a bolt action too.

    But I've gotta ask this now, did he have the casings standing up or laying with the primers facing him?
     
  9. kaido

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    Well....it's gonna take me longer then I thought to gt the plinkster.
    The only gun shop around me that carries them is sold out.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

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    Sounds like you know what to expect from it-
    I had one & quickly sold it (only lost a couple bucks) but that was only because I kicked myself for not going ahead & buyin a 10-22 :rolleyes:
    The friend that bought it was happy with it & we're still friends :p
     
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  11. kaido

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    Haha if I had the money, I'd go with a 10/22 but I'm only looking for a mess around thing for now
     
  12. MidnightExpress

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    They were standing up most of the time, I can only remember one time he had them on their side trying to shoot into the neck. We grazed several but didn't get but two or three into the case. We would shoot a quarters and bottle caps at 25-yds and a 4" wide x 6" tall steel plate set up at 100 and 150-yds.

    The little Plinkster was great for casual shooting and plinking, but it would hunt squirrels and rabbits as well.
     
  13. kaido

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    Damn, well I'll you guys the credit at least trying and by the sounds of it, some what succeeding in getting some rounds down the necks. Wouldn't mind going rabbit/gopher hunting though.

    That's the craziest thing, for the long of times I never thought the .22LR would have enough power to even make 100yards, let alone do it accurately. Now that I'm actually looking into buying one, im in shock at how far some guys have hit (accurately) with them.
     
  14. Car54

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    Did you check WalMart? They usually have them in stock. I bought mine at Dicks Sporting Goods.
     
  15. kaido

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    I never bother checking Walmart for any type of firearms since up here in Canada they only sells soft air/BB and pellet rifles. Only time time I'm in the sports section is if im looking at ammunition prices or buying some.
     
  16. MidnightExpress

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    The little rifles are accurate with bulk ammo and get a little better with the right target grade rounds. Some will like one round and others will like something else. If I do my part the Marlin 60 can hold a 1" group at 100 yards with the Remington Golden Bullet bulk packs. I have some target grade stuff I need to try, see if I can get the group a bit smaller.

    There were three of us shooting 22's back before the land was leased by a hunting club. The three rifles we used were the 702 Plinkster, a 10/22 and my Marlin 60. All had similar budget 3-9x40 scopes and we would hit that steel plate every time at 100 and 150, we just had to compensate for the drop at 150 with our scopes being sighted in at 100.

    The pic below is a crude drawing of what we were doing, the Duplex reticle helped. I just used the the width change on the bottom crosshair as my elevation center. The little red dots are roughly where the bullets would strike with my scope zeroed at 100-yds. It's not to scale, the plate is actually smaller at 150 but it gives you an idea of what to expect.

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  17. kaido

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    That's not all to bad for a .22 in my mind.
    I don't think I'd be going out to quiet that far for a little bit though. I'm not even sure if I'm going to grab a scope until I got through a box or two of ammunition. Kind of like the idea of getting used to irons, that way if my scope brakes or I took it off for some reason and left it at the house I could still hit targets with some ease.
     
  18. dteed4094

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    I paid $100 for mine, couldn;t hit the broad side of a barn with it, standing inside. Scoped or open it sucked. Sold it for $100 to another guy that couldnt hit anything with it. It wasn't the shooter. Find a nice used Remy 5teen and you won't be sorry. You wont be shooting casings at 50 yds with the plinkster.
     
  19. kaido

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    Now that's what confuses me, one person could swear by a certai. Type of firearm while another swears to never buy that model again.....might just go with a shot gun haha
     
  20. VitSports6

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    I "have" one.
    Are you considering a 702 or 802 Plinkster?

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    when I say I have one, Its merely because my daughter is too young to own it herself.
    Ours is a good shooter, I like it.