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Mossberg Blaze

Discussion in 'Rimfire Rifles' started by MoDoc, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. MoDoc

    MoDoc G&G Evangelist

    I rarely pass up a low cost .22 rifle, despite not really needing any more. They make good gifts for the platoons of nephews/nieces/grandnephews, etc. I have in my tribe, and pawn shop finds are kinda fun to tinker with. I bought a new Mossberg 702 Plinkster for $60 some years ago at a grand opening of a Dick's Sporting goods store, and it turned out to be a solid little rifle [which I eventually gave to a nephew on his H.S. graduation.]
    Yesterday, I saw a Mossberg Blaze at a pawn shop with a $100 tag on it, but I imagine I could've gotten it for less, just didn't have much cash this week.
    Has anyone of you owned one? Should I march back in there and snag it?
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  2. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    First I have heard of the "Blaze". Is it a recent addition to their line?

  3. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Omaha NE
    I had a Mossberg T715 AR15 wannabe and it was somewhat troublesome for me. I think it was the design of the 25 round magazine. I have heard the "Blaze", particularly the one that is an AK47 clone, is less troublesome and still lots of fun to shoot. A hundred bucks is a pretty good gamble on a nice .22. I think I got $150 out of my T715 when I traded it in at Scheels so you would never lose any money on it.
  4. MoDoc

    MoDoc G&G Evangelist

    This was a pretty standard Blaze model, mostly polymer, very lightweight. I haven't really held a new one, only looked at them online. The one in the pawn shop may or may not have had a magazine for it, and it had some odd marks like someone had used a small screwdriver to extract a stuck round from the chamber. I've decided to NOT go look at it again, and the fever that grips me when I see a low $ .22 rifle has left me.
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  5. M14man

    M14man I don't take prisoners... Forum Contributor

    I prefer 22's from the 1940's to the 70's. Specially bolt ones.
    Not the bottom line ones,but their standard rifles.Mag or tube!
    Usually well made.
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  6. MoDoc

    MoDoc G&G Evangelist

    I have given guns from bolt-action to low-cost semi-autos to my nephews and great-nephews and nieces, and part of the fun has been teaching them how to get past the inevitable fails of .22 rimfire ammunition. I tailor the gun to each particular situation, and have purchased a good number of Mossberg 702 & 802 models for first guns, despite my fond memories of starting out with a Marlin M60. [ which I've also given away ]
  7. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    I'm with M14Man. Older is better. And as for the Mossberg, you prolly made a good call passing it buy. My $0.02
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