First Take: Mossberg MMR Tactical Rifle
I had a chance to shoot Mossberg’s new entry into the AR market recently, the MMR Tactical semi-automatic rifle, during a three-day varmint hunt in Eastern, Oregon. All told, I put more than 700 rounds through the MMR, and I found it to be fairly accurate, dependable, and a lot of fun.
With a price tag of $800 (on the Internet), it is a rifle I’d have to seriously consider if I was looking for a new tactical hunter.
The MMR Tactical is chambered in 5.56 NATO (.223 Rem.), and operates via a direct-impingement gas system. The 16.25-inch, free-floating barrel is button rifled, with a 1 in 9 twist. It has a formidable-looking aluminum picatinny quad-rail forend, vented for quick cooling, and an A2-style muzzle brake. The rifle I had came with a six-position adjustable butt stock, though it can also be had with a fixed-position stock. It does have a dust cover, though no forward assist.