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Discussion in 'Mossberg 802 Plinkster' started by khaos827, May 10, 2016.

  1. khaos827

    khaos827 .22LR

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    Hello all, last week I picked up 802 plinkster with sport grip for weekend plinking (obviously)

    i tried to do an initial clean up before I hit the range and realized something odd....

    as I pulled the bolt out to clean the barrel I noticed the bolt lock (or what ever that piece of metal is) is in the way and I can't drive my rod down the barrel. I ended up ran a shoelace to clean it ( don't have an 22 bore snake).

    now I was wondering is this how 802 suppose to be or I pulled my bolt out incorrectly?

    thanks in advance
  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I think that's your ejector. It stays put, and as you retract the bolt the empty case hits it and is flicked out the ejection port.

    But I don't have a plinkster myself. I could be mistaken.

    If a rod won't go from the breech to muzzle, go from muzzle to breech empty, then insert a patch and pull it backwards.
  3. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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  4. khaos827

    khaos827 .22LR

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    I just check on the manual caddmann shown and it's own manual came with the gun.... this sucker need to clean from muzzle... thanks for the help
  5. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    That design definitely makes it hard to clean.

    The 464 is similarly hard to dissassemble.

    After reading the manual I do not think I will buy a plinkster.
  6. flphotog

    flphotog Copper BB

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    Odd but I have no problems cleaning the barrel on my 802 from the breach side with the bolt removed, actually the manual even states to clean from the breach side. The like about points to a 702 manual not an 802 manual. I don't have a 702 but on the 802 I don't see an issue at all. It's quite easy to work the cleaning rod past the ejector into the breach.
  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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  8. khaos827

    khaos827 .22LR

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    @flphotog when I drive my rod from breach to muzzle I can feel and hear something grinding on the rod.
  9. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Try a bore snake?

    I really don't like putting a rod in the .22s
  10. flphotog

    flphotog Copper BB

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    I just cleaned mine yesterday and don't notice any grinding of any kind when running the cleaning rod through.
  11. Allan_M

    Allan_M Copper BB

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    I stripped the gun and cleaned just the barrel with a rod .
    The obstructions were gone with trigger housing removed .

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