New from Mossberg: 223 Rem and 22lr Rifles

Mossberg is introducing two new rifles at the show this year, one is a .22lr AR style rifle and the other is a .223 Remington rifle with an interesting twist.

Mossberg has been producing a .22lr AR style rifle for a while now, but the NEW news is that they’re now going to be producing it in a flat top configuration. Full length rails span the entire top of the receiver, and it comes with detachable rear sight.

The other interesting news is that Mossberg is making a rifle in .223 Remington that takes standard M-16 magazines. I can just imagine it now, a bolt action rifle with Surefire’s 100 round AR magazine. The rifle has a 1:10 twist, so lighter bullets are better, and the chamber is .223 Remington instead of 5.56 NATO.

[UPDATE] Mossberg has since released the specifications for their .223 Remington rifle, and the twist is actually 1:9. We printed what the sales rep (pictured at the top) told us and claimed as God’s honest truth, but obviously they were wrong. Just one more reason to never trust a sales rep, I guess.