anyone else here that has experience with the 15-22?


February 9, 2012, 08:18 PM
Hey guys, I have had a 15-22 for a while now. Been testing different ammo's and function testing. So far I have been very very impressed with the results. I even made a video on what I liked about it, its worth checking out. What are your experiences with this gun? I can say that mine has been very good so far! Excellent little gun that is easy on your wallet and just plain fun

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February 9, 2012, 09:20 PM
Really like mine a lot too. Bought one for my brother, for his birthday, over a year ago and liked it so much I got my own a few months later. Put a Burris 1-3x scope on it. Halfway considering getting another one, as I really like the Mag-pul editions they came out with....

February 9, 2012, 10:05 PM
I can say I've literally put thousands thru mine. Now this is using a Slidefire stock. In all those rounds I've never had a problem except when I got in a hurry loading the mag. It seems the mags like to be loaded very carefully or they will tilt the round causing the first round out of a mag to point down and hit the front of the mag causing you to have a FTF. That's the only problem I've had and that's not the weapons fault just the person loading it. At about 45 yards I can hit a clay pigeon every time using a dpms knockoff of the aimpoint T1. After that we generally shoot the pieces and blow the other people's mind at the range. Everyone loves shooting it and after they start saving up to buy there own. Walmart in our area just started handling them for 429.00. I generally shoot Mini-Mags thru mine, Slidefire likes them better, but it has worked with everything I've tried. YMMV

Now looking for the elusive 15-22P.

February 9, 2012, 10:14 PM
They are a lot of fun and definitely worth the money. I believe they are the best dedicated .22 AR 15 out there.

February 9, 2012, 10:18 PM
Does the 15/22 recoil enough for the slidefire stock to function properly? I was thinking about buying one to try it, but 300+ is alot on something your not sure will work you know?
I love my 15/22, she has full foiliage green magpul furniture and a Vortex arms red dot on top. The chipmunks near my house stand no chance.

February 9, 2012, 10:52 PM
The Slidefire works great on the 15-22 but I had to change out the stock trigger with a Rock River 2 stage.

February 9, 2012, 11:01 PM
Supposed to be some new model of the Slide fire, no need to soften the trigger of the 15-22. Just saw a mention of it on the S&W 15-22 forum

February 10, 2012, 12:24 AM
Slidefire and a bunch of extra mags would definitely make for a fun afternoon!

Lloyd Smale
February 10, 2012, 08:01 AM
Id tried mine on my 15-22 and it just didnt have the recoil to make it work reliably. I just looked on there website and didnt see any mention of a new one for it. do you have any links to that? Supposed to be some new model of the Slide fire, no need to soften the trigger of the 15-22. Just saw a mention of it on the S&W 15-22 forum

February 10, 2012, 03:27 PM
Yeah I link would be nice if that is the case

February 10, 2012, 07:43 PM
what kind of accuracy are you getting from it?

February 10, 2012, 09:43 PM
M7 15-22 is average in the accuracy department. Nothing to write home about. It is not what I would consider an accurate rifle. However, I didn't buy it for that (luckily) so I can't complain about it. If you want an inexpensive shooting rifle that runs like an AR (less a forward assist), it is what you want. I can even use my AR-15 magazine holder for the 15-22 mag.

The best group out of mine @ 50 yds was 1.5" shooting Remington Target Rifle by Eley. In my 15-22, the lower the velocity, the tighter the group.

Lloyd Smale
February 11, 2012, 08:24 AM
Like was said mines not a target rifle. ive shot 5 shot groups at around an inch at 50 yards with ammo it likes. About in the same catagory as a 10/22. Plenty accurate enough for about any hunting youd do with a 22 though.

Lloyd Smale
February 11, 2012, 12:43 PM
well i watched the videos. took mine back out in the shop and swapped the bumbfire stock back on to it. Mine had allready been relived in the grip area like he did. i had the same ammo he had and couldnt get it to even go off twice in a row. combo of just not enough recoil and a long creapy trigger pull. I did at one time have a better trigger. I sent it off to get tuned and when it got back found it would go off full auto intermitantly just like it was. Scared the heck out of me to have it in my house so i sent it to smith and they put it back to stock. Id guess if you could get a safe single stage trigger pull of about 2lbs without much creep it would go along way toward making it work but niether mine or my buddys will come close to bumping as they came from the factory.

February 12, 2012, 12:34 AM
from my experience I can say that it is not as accurate as some bolt action .22s however it is easily on par with any stock 10/22

February 13, 2012, 01:51 PM
I got a good friend of mine that owns a new 15-22, and his brother has a new ruger 10-22. They both shoot about the same at 50yds, we have often tried shooting .50cent coins at 50 yards with each of them. Even with a good solid rest, and real good ammo, you can shoot all around that .50cent coin for a while, just barely missing it by mere fractions. Then eventually you can hit it, but then rarely find it. "That's dangerous by the way" dont recomend it, since we only found two of 10, have no idea where the other 8 went. Another friend of mine has a 1980's vintige Ruger 10-22, that we shoot scoped at 100yds all day long. That older 10-22 seems to shoot better than the new model and I don't know why exactly. I know the guy that has the older one never cleans it. He has many thousands of rounds down range to boot. Also, about that 15-22 not having a forward assist, probably not a good idea with a rimfire don't you think. Talk about a slam fire, ouch. But we all like the 15-22 at the range, only have occasional hick-ups like the other person said, if you get in a hurry loading your magazines. But compared to the other older Ruger 10-22, which often don't go bang, misfeeds and jams, but clears quickly for another shot. You can trick out either rifle, many different ways too, lots of parts and dress up kits to hot rod em' around. As far as bump firing, "I like to be in another state & county" when folks are doing that, especially for the first timers. I seen a guy at a public range, standing behind the shooters table/bench try that 1 time too many! ( AK-47 ) He shot the top of that tables to peices, dropped 15 or so rounds right in the dirt not 10 feet out in front of him, and got "Banned & Barred" from that place for life. Lucky he didn't kill someone. I am sure he didn't do it on purpose, but... he still did it. I for one am glad he wont be back. I am sure that was an "isolated incedent" but WOW! what a dummy.

February 13, 2012, 02:01 PM
lots of fun, only have 1k through it so far, roughly. I did notice that when the kids shot it at deer camp that they had a tendency to rest it on the magazine which caused some feeding issues. All in all, it is a blast to shoot and is decently accurate

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