The American-made Blaze 22LR is a lightweight, easy-handling rimfire that's going to be available in four finishes. Its design incorporates a polymer receiver and action, house in a synthetic stock. Consumers will have a choice of adjustable rifle sights, barrel-mounted rail or in Scoped Combo packages featuring Dead Ringer Monteria Green Dot sights. Mossberg is pitching it as an ideal .22-caliber rifle for a beginning hunter or plinker. The package weighs in at 3 2/3 pounds, and is available with 10- or 25-round magazines.
Not content with rolling out just one new .22, though, the company revealed a variant to the line, called the Blaze 47. As its name suggests, the Blaze 47 is designed to replicate the look and feel of the AK-47. Available with fixed-length wood stocks or adjustable black synthetic stocks, the rifles do an exceptional job at capturing the look and feel of the legendary military-style platform.
Like the standard Blaze, the 47 will be available with 10- or 25-round magazines. It also incorporates Mossberg's FLEX TLS (Tool-less Locking System) interchangeable recoil pad system.
Get a closer look at both of versions of Mossberg's new rimfire rifle in the video embedded below, and stay tuned to The Gun Club for more coverage from SHOT Show.