One of the most important measurements for a custom firearm is length-of-pull, which determines how the gun fits your shooting form. A person with longer arms will have a longer length-of-pull, while for a person with shorter arms the opposite holds true. Since I’ve never had a rifle built to my dimensions, I never knew how important this measurement was until I fired Mossberg’s new FLEX-.22 at the recent Professional Outdoor Media Association convention in Knoxville Tennessee.

After dumping a couple of metal chickens at 50-yards at the shooting range, Mossberg Marketing Director Linda Powell asked if I’d like the stock lengthened. “You just push this button POMA 2014 053and the stock “flexes” back a notch,” she said. Raising the rifle, the red-dot scope seemed much more centered, and the feel of the rifle had changed. Had this been a powerful rifle with recoil potential, I’d have been much more confident that I didn’t get “scope-eye” and, in general, shoot better.

Powell went on to show how easily the rifle broke into two pieces for handy storage and travel. The standard 10-shot magazine allowed for abundant plinking without reloading and a 25-round clip is available as an accessory. With spring finally here, groundhog and plinking seasons have arrived, and this easily adaptable rifle is perfect for those uses by folks of any age or size. Check out the full details at

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.