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How do you guys like the S&W M&P15-22?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kazaam, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. kazaam

    kazaam Member

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    Seems to have great reviews. Any cons? Do they all come with the flash hider (looks so cool lol)? Best place to buy one?
     
  2. chris in va

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    Every owner at the range I attend loves theirs. That's all I can contribute.:cool:
     
  3. kazaam

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    If you want you can also contribute some money to my cause since you talked me into buying the CZ! :D :eek:
     
  4. TexAg

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    Love it! About 500 rounds so far and not one hiccup. Went shooting with it last Saturday and I think it's getting more accurate! My two oldest sons fired their first shots out of it too, very light with an adjustable stock makes it a great youth gun.
    I got the magpul edition, with flash hider, but there are ones out there without a threaded barrel.
     
  5. 2nd 41

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    I'm considering a PC 15-22
     
  6. DammitBoy

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    Bought one for my son's birthday - he loves it.

    We put about 500 rounds through it it's first day without any issues. Great little gun.
     
  7. gotigers

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    My 15-22 is reliable. It shoots everything I feed it. It shoots better than 1 inch at 25 yards. It is light weight and good trigger for an AR. It is a great squirrel rifle. I get plenty of squirrel head shots. I have it set up like my 3 gun AR. It makes 3 gun practice much cheaper.

    Edit: my 12 year old daughter really likes this rifle.
     
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  8. jogar80

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    Mine is excellent. Accurate, very reliable, not a single malfunction since I got it a few years back. I'd say a few thousand rounds through it. Sooo much fun, I love it!
     
  9. Quentin

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    My buddy has one and it works well. His does not have a flash hider. I have the Colt/Walther and we often take them out. They both love Federal and Winchester value pack from Walmart - and both have feeding problems with Remington Golden Bullet (which I think S&W says to avoid in the manual). The price is right, too.
     
  10. BearGriz

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    I like mine with a slidefire stock. I also have its discontinued little brother: the 15-22P! Both are great fun.
     
  11. henschman

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    In my experience as an Appleseed Shoot Boss, I have seen way too many extractors break on them to ever consider buying one. I think a dedicated .22 AR-15 upper is a much better way to go.
     
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    They do not all have the flash suppressor. Some states do not allow their citizens to have that feature.
     
  13. inkinskin

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    I love mine!! Try budsgunshop.com or find one used.
     
  14. gotigers

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    First i've heard of that. I know the early models had issues with Remington ammo, but otherwise, i don't know anyone having issues with any recent models nor have i read of it. I've shot mine a lot and hundreds of rounds in a few hours and it just keeps going.
     
  15. kazaam

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    Should I pay the extra money for the MOE version?
     
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    It's ok. I was going to get one...til I shot a Sig 522. Better in nearly every aspect of the "tac" .22 game.
     
  17. Tempest 455

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    I borrowed a buddy's and liked it so much, I'm buying one. Comes in next week. Here is my son shooting it. I like the look where he is like, "it's empty already"!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpRVNiUgcCw
     
  18. heavydluxe

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    I can't speak to the extractor issue mentioned above. I would take that under advisement if people are seeing failures at Appleseeds.

    Everyone I've talked to speaks of them as the most fun they have shooting *and* exceptionally reliable. I saw a thread on another forum (google "carbon pudding") showing a 15-22 that has had a *ton* of rounds through it without major failure or cleaning. Probably not typical, but...


    The only 'negative' thing I have heard mentioned about them is that most people I've talked to wouldn't call them 'accurate' compared to other semiauto .22 rifles in their collection. I'm not sure how to quantify that, so YMMV.
     
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    After handling them I'm not impressed with the all polymer construction. For nearly $500 I would expect at least the upper receiver to be metal.
     
  20. R.W.Dale

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    Mines been a veritable blast. The kids love it, I love it, it holds 2" or so at 100 on a calm day and runs on anything roughly 22lr that will go off.

    First thread pic

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    posted via that mobile app with the sig lines everyone complaints about
     
  21. kazaam

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    Nice pic!!! How do you guys like the SIG 522 (mentioned above) versus this? I suppose they're not really the same thing, though. Basically I just want a fun .22 rifle. Almost 100% sure I'm gonna get the 15-22 MOE, but it never hurts to look around. Thanks all!
     
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    Superbly designed, very light, and a blast to shoot. Just watch you magazine loading, make sure the cartridges are fully seated to the rear of the magazine.
     
  23. TexAg

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    The extractor issue seems to be from the earliest models. If you peruse a forum dedicated to the 15-22 you won't find much mention of it in the last year or more.
    I went MOE because I had plans on getting an M&P Sport and wanted to play with some of the furniture, and I did, the Sport and the 15-22 traded stocks.
     
  24. Walkalong

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    I have shot a friends M&P 15-22 and it is a great shooter. A bit on the light side, but that isn't a big issue.
     
  25. gotigers

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    My 15-22 is more accurate that the factory 10/22's i've shot and is equal to or better than my early 80's mod 60.
     
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