Fellow 702 Plinkster owners, Since all things ammo and reloading are “unobtanium” these days I’m really looking for good excuses to get to the range and take some shots. I have a decent stockpile of .22 LR so I decided to take on a new project. I have 2 x 25 round Mossberg magazines for my 702 plinkster that I picked up when they hit the market several years ago. They just looked so cool. When they were new I don’t remember them being problematic but that was a long time ago. I had them out a year or so ago and they were problematic. I actually gave up on them and just used the factory 10 rounders. With the COVID lock down I’ve been doing several firearm related projects. I finally worked my way around to this one. Can I make the 25 round magazines reliable? I watched all the relative YouTube videos and read thru the material on this forum. I did all the work I thought was initially worth doing on the mags. This amounted to sanding and smoothing out the potential internal hang up spots in the magazine and smoothing out the followers. No glueing or drilling. Today at the range was my first go with one of the 2 magazines to see if there is a difference. The magazine was loaded a week or so ago with 25 rounds of decent .22 LR. I wanted to let the magazine sit fully loaded and under compression for awhile to get “comfortable”. I also disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the rifle to make sure it was scrubbed and functional. First cleaning in a long time. I inserted the magazine with the bolt closed and then ran the bolt to put a round in battery. First shot was fine. Very gritty trigger pull on the 702 by the way. Second trigger pull went click. A fail to feed. Cleared this by taking the magazine out and shaking the bent round out of the action. Third shot was fine. I had 3 more fail to feed in the first 5 shots down range. So a total of 9 rounds - 5 good and 4 FTF. Rifle then ran fine until the final round which failed to feed. All in all 20 out of 25 rounds ended up down range. Five ended up in the trash. Believe it or not this was better performance than before I did the work on the mags and the cleaning of the rifle. Albeit all previous outings I used cheap Remington golden bullets (36 gr hollow points). Not the best round for a .22 LR rifle. Looks like I have some more work to do! I must say that I am impressed with the accuracy of the 702. For a $129 rifle and scope combo it is fun to shoot and hits what you are aiming at. Any comments or suggestions on the magazines are welcome.