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Old 08-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Any Smith & Wesson M&P 15 .22lr owners.

Im looking at buying an AR22 for a cost effective solution to shooting my 556/.223. I was wondering if any of you had a rifle like this to recommend?

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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The M&P 22 had many problems when they first came out. I returned the first 20-30 I sold. They made repairs and improved the new guns. We haven't had any problems in the last year and a half.

I still prefer the Umarex Colt over the S&W.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Im looking at buying an AR22 for a cost effective solution to shooting my 556/.223. I was wondering if any of you had a rifle like this to recommend?

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The S&W M&P 15-22 is the only .22lr AR style rifle I would ever purchase.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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I have a Colt M4 .22. I love it. It's a blast to shoot. I put about 500 rounds through it this past weekend. I have a friend with the SW M&P .22 and she swears by it as well.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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The M&P 22 had many problems when they first came out. I returned the first 20-30 I sold. They made repairs and improved the new guns. We haven't had any problems in the last year and a half.

I still prefer the Umarex Colt over the S&W.
I have it narrowed down to the S&W and the colt m4 ops. I liked the metal lower on the colt, but I don't like the 180 safety turn and the receiver lock. I have heard that both are semi picky on the ammo they take.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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The Colt M4 Ops is the one I have. I have had no issues with any ammo. Just this past Sunday I was shooting at 100 and 200 yards with iron sights and was very pleased with the accuracy. There is only one quirk I have ecountered and it's not that big of a deal. The breach won't remain open unless you put an empty mag in. It's only an issue for me because the range that I shoot at wants the breach open when the range is cold.
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This must be a ford vs chevy thing, I think the deciding factor will be when I go to cabalas and hold each one. I think the breach lock could get annoying, but at the same time im not completely sold on the M&P polymer upper and lower.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #8
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If it's anything like the Mossberg, it's going to feel very light and like a toy. The Colt feels like a rifle should. The available 30 round mag for the Colt is a big plus.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #9
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The Mossberg looked like a plastic AR shell over a 10/22. Im just getting sick of shooting 20 round mags of .20 cent ammo.
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Can't beat a 10/22 and the massive amounts of mods and parts for them. Hell they even have a tommy gun and Gatling gun kit for them.
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Can't beat a 10/22 and the massive amounts of mods and parts for them. Hell they even have a tommy gun and Gatling gun kit for them.
The Tommy Gun kit is so badass.
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Quick update, I went with the S&W. I also bought a cabelas 22 scope and although I havnt shot it yet im really looking forward to it. Thanks for all your input.
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For the same.money you could have most likely converted your AR to shoot .22 as well!
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For the same.money you could have most likely converted your AR to shoot .22 as well!
True, but every kit that seemed like it would last was around 200/250. The rifle was 450 on clearance and the way I look at it I would rather have two different rifles that are designed to shoot two different calibers then one where I would have to switch out actions, spring, ect. to shoot when I wanted.
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True, but every kit that seemed like it would last was around 200/250. The rifle was 450 on clearance and the way I look at it I would rather have two different rifles that are designed to shoot two different calibers then one where I would have to switch out actions, spring, ect. to shoot when I wanted.
I think a whole upper would be similar to 400? Then youd only need to change buffers. But I know what youre saying!

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I think a whole upper would be similar to 400? Then youd only need to change buffers. But I know what youre saying!

I just love guns too!
I don't think you have to switch buffers when putting a .22lr upper on. Because most of them are designed to not use a buffer. The bolt carrier usually has a built in spring system.
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Im looking at buying an AR22 for a cost effective solution to shooting my 556/.223. I was wondering if any of you had a rifle like this to recommend?

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Love My S&W 15-22! I have had it for over a Year & It's been great you will go through lots of Ammo it's that fun to shoot,If you use a Regular Gun Cleaning Rod to clean the bore be very careful not to tweak/bend the ejector if it gets tweaked there will be plenty of issues,I just clean mine with a Patch Worm/Bore Snake. Join the forms at RimfireCentral.com - Rimfire Community!
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