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s&w M&P 15 sport owners

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marine 97-03, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    I have just about been convinced to purchase one of these tell me how are they holding up for u guys pros. Cons . Thanks
     
  2. justinpar

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    Not a single issue with mine. No ftf,fte or anything of that nature. I've been shooting handloads, american eagle ar223(walmart brand), and a little bit of tula. Shoots everything I feed to it. That being said it is a good rifle for the quality, but I wish I would of built one instead of buying the sport. You can build a better quality rifle that has the dust cover and forward assist for a little more money. Plus it is much more fun to build your own.
     
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    I've got the sport. Not quite 500 rounds through mine, but close. Zero issues whatsoever. It's a good shooter. It won't win any contests in the "My AR is better than yours" contests that seem to constantly pop up, but I'm loving mine.

    All of my rounds have been lake city reloads and they've been flawless.
     
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    I only have about 600 rounds shot but not a single issue. Ammo so far is AR223 american eagle "federal" , A box of 73 gr match king both .223 ammo and a few hundred rounds of 62gr M855 IMI ammo. The first two will shot 1" and sub 1" the M855 is not known for it's accuracy and it's still is a good cheap ammo that will group at or under 2" at 100 yards. Barrel cleans very easy and runs well and the melonite slicks up well No wear on bolt that is also melonite coated. I paid 595 new at a local general store 4 weeks ago and you would be hard pressed to build a better rifle cheaper and still have a great company behind it if its ever needed.
     
  5. marine 97-03

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    As far as the dust cover and forward assist go they are almost a novelty .....I severed for six years in the usmc and I don't think I ever used the forward assist and dust cover .....dose a m1a ak mini 14 fal have dust covers my m9 needed a dust cover more than my m4 did they are more cosmetic at this day and age ......you guys notice any throat or barrel wear..
     
  6. 2ndtimer

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    Have only put a couple of hundred rounds through mine so far. No complaints, hasn't missed a beat at this point. It has digested Fiocchi factory 40 gr V-Max, Federal Tactical 223AE, handloads with 55 gr FMJ, Hornady 55 gr SP. Haven't scoped it yet to check benchrest accuracy, but feel confident it will do well once I get it set up. Can't beat it for $599 at the local hardware store.
     
  7. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    There 649$ here
     
  8. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    Would 649$ be to expensive for one
     
  9. matt 7mm

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    local shop here in western ny has new m&p 15 sport rifle on the shelf for 549$
     
  10. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    There at academy here
     
  11. matt 7mm

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    glad to see all the good reviews i have been kicken around the idea of buying one, price seems right.i have always been a bolt gun guy but am startin to think an ar type would be fun
     
  12. marine 97-03

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    Seems good quality for the money
     
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    I've had a lot of fun with mine. 1-2 moa accurate off the bench with xm855. Not much worse with wolf. 1500 rounds, 1 malfunction (wolf case rim ripped off.) Overall, well satisfied with the purchase. Fit and finish are excellent. Cleans just about as easily as my chrome lined rifle. To be honest though, if I did it again today, I'd probably buy a palmetto rifle.
     
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    great rifle, I have a smith and wesson M&P OR and mine runs great I've looked at the sport and it is on my list to get

    for $650 you can't go wrong
     
  15. marine 97-03

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    Are they mil spec?
     
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    The Bolt Carrier Group, buttstock, and buffer tube are Mil-Spec. The buffer is standard carbine weight, but M4 Spec calls for an H1 heavy buffer. The lack of dustcover & forward assist is not Mil Spec. The lower receiver has the trigger guard integrated in the forging, which exceeds Mil Spec. The upper & lower receivers are black hard anodized equivalent to Mil Spec. The front sight base is F marked, F height Mil Spec. The handguards are not heat shielded, which is not Mil Spec, but you can get Mil Spec dual heat shield handguards online for $25. The bbl. steel is 4140, which is a step below Mil Spec. The bbl. twist is 1:8, while mil spec is 1:7. However, the bbl. is Melonited (black nitride), and 5R rifled, which exceeds Mil Spec for accuracy & comes close to (if not better than) Mil Spec for durability.

    Overall, S&W cut corners only in insignificant places to keep the cost down. Build quality is still excellent, and the Sport is one of the best approx $600 AR-15s on the market.
     
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    So all after market rails grips stocks ect.will work
     
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    Yes indeed. My personal Sport is wearing a Falcon ErgoGrip, and MagPul MOE buttstock, which were inexpensive comfort upgrades. I added a Troy MRF-CX free float rail to get the longer handguard setup I like better.
     
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    Uga man you got any pics of your m&p you could put up?
     
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    Good looking ar....and for the price its hard not to like it :)
     
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    Think I'm going to get one
     
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    i bought one as my first personal ar, haven't had any problems with it. Might catch a little ribbing from others about the lack of dust cover and forward assist, but honestly who uses them? Mine came with a magpul pmag, and i procured another as part of the deal. brand new out the door, 625. I got a little po'd about the lack of the front sight tool that the paperwork said was supposed to come with, but one call to smith and wesson fixed that even though they told me they haven't included one in over a year. All in all, I'd say go for it. Good little gun, and good customer service from the factory
     
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    If you are looking for a carbine AR that's a good way to go but you can get real nice Rifle length AR's for ~700 out the door
     
  25. marine 97-03

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    I have a saber a4 20"
     
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