For several years now, Mossberg has been hanging gi-normous Barrett muzzle brakes on some of their 12-gauge Model 500s. Short-barrel shotguns can deliver impressive recoil, but I’ve still never understood why you would mount a massive Barrett muzzle brake on anything less massive than a Barrett .50 BMG. It must be working for them, because Mossberg is now taking aim at the style-conscious and (pathologically) recoil-sensitive by putting both a Schnabel fore-end and a Barrett muzzle brake on a Marlin-Glenfield Model 60. The point being…?
I love Mossberg, and they make darn fine guns (their 702 Plinkster is based on Marlin’s ageless classic) but any gun that screams I can’t handle the recoil of a .22 rifle! should ship with a paisley-patterned purple stock and a brown paper bag for the shooter to wear over their head in shame.