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Lando25 08-06-2012 10:44 PM

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?

Thanks.

nick50471 08-06-2012 10:50 PM

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.

Facejackets 08-06-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Lando25
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?

Thanks.

The S&W M&P 15-22 is the only .22lr AR style rifle I would ever purchase.

daggo66 08-06-2012 10:52 PM

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.

Lando25 08-06-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by nick50471
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.

daggo66 08-06-2012 11:03 PM

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.

Lando25 08-06-2012 11:13 PM

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.

daggo66 08-06-2012 11:22 PM

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.

Lando25 08-06-2012 11:28 PM

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.

Jeepster209 08-07-2012 01:22 AM

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.

Facejackets 08-26-2012 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeepster209
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.

Lando25 08-28-2012 04:03 PM

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.

Lando25 08-28-2012 04:04 PM

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IndyJeepMan 08-28-2012 04:08 PM

For the same.money you could have most likely converted your AR to shoot .22 as well!

Lando25 08-28-2012 04:28 PM

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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.

IndyJeepMan 08-28-2012 11:34 PM

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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!

I just love guns too!

Facejackets 08-29-2012 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan

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.

gmiller0737 08-29-2012 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Lando25 (Post 2659965)
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?

Thanks.

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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