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This is a discussion on MP15-22 within the MP Rifles forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; i want to buy an AR that is a plinker. Anyone here can share their experiences with the MP15-22. Consistency? Ammo? Accuracy? Weight?...


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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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i want to buy an AR that is a plinker. Anyone here can share their experiences with the MP15-22.

Consistency?

Ammo?

Accuracy?

Weight?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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M&P 15-22 is one fun gun as long as you take your time to load mag make sure there stacked right I've had no problems I shoot cci Blazers through mine eats them up had a few failure to feeds with american eagle once I switched to blazers no problems

it is light weight

very accurate

greatest .22 I ever owned
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:39 AM   #3
 
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Outstandingly fun rifle...... I cant say anything bad about mine. I have not had any problems with mine. I have over 5,000 rounds through it and all I do is keep it clean. I think I have had a total of 3 FTF's in all of my 5,000 rounds. All three of them was when the gun was filthy after a day of 300-400 rounds on the range. I recommend it 100% as a plinker. Understand that its not a real accurate rifle out past 50 yards, but once you start you wont be able to stop.





Edit, to answer your questions;

Very Consistent

CCI Mini Mag

Good to 50 Yards, 6" groups at 100 Yards

Nice and light
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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by TSA' post='281376' date='Dec 20 2010, 11:13 PM
i want to buy an AR that is a plinker. Anyone here can share their experiences with the MP15-22.

Consistency?

Ammo?

Accuracy?

Weight?


GREAT gun!!!! We love it, my wife shoots the heck out of it, usually 200 to 550 rounds per outing. Thousands of rounds through it, the only problems seemed to be with Win333 box ammo in the beginning. I just use ccci and it's beautiful.. very liteweight gun, accurate enough for us and if the wife is happy it must be a great gun!!!!
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Old December 21st, 2010, 12:23 PM   #5
 
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After a bit of researching, on this site and others, my wife and I bought one for our son as his first rifle. The rifle is reliable, 1 FTE during the first 100 or so rounds. No other problems through 2000 or so rounds. We do clean the gun after every range trip. Also, like was mentioned above, we do take the time to ensure that the mags are loaded correctly. Also, we made sure we bought one of the newer models (DURxxxx), purchased in Oct. of this year, as the earlier models may have had some spring issues which some say might have caused some OOB issues. I remember the new springs are a different color, but I can't recall what color they were as the color comes off after a few cleanings.

We've only used Fed ammo, the cheap stuff, and have stayed away from any of the ammo the manual doesn't recommend. As far as accuracy, I've never taken the time to go and sight the gun in, however, my 9 yr. old son can hit pretty much any of the metallic silhouette targets at the 50 yrd. rail, most of the targets on the 75 yrd. rail, and is working on the 100 yrd. targets. This is with the stock iron sights, out of the box, off the bench (we do have to stack a couple of blocks and a sandbag so the mag will clear the bench). He has a great time with it, and seeing his huge smile when we're at the range is just priceless. To be honest, I've only shot the rifle a few times, he's put just about all of the rounds downrange, but I have had just as much fun when I did shoot it.

We just ordered the 10 rnd., short mags from S&W so hopefully after Christmas we won't have to worry about the mag clearing the bench. We're looking at picking up one of the cheaper red dot sights in the near future.

All in all, it is a really great gun, no regrets at all Its hard to beat as a plinker. The only reason I don't want to buy one for myself is that if I do, I probably wouldn't shoot my Henry anymore.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 06:43 PM   #6
 
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Well I'm pretty much sold.



Just saw tonight's episode of Impossible Shots on Outdoor Channel and they featured a 15-22. That is a nice gun. Now I just need to find one to rent and if I like it, she'll be the next addition.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 04:45 AM   #7
 
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go for it, but one warning its addictive, I have already got a red dot, foregrip, magpul mbus sights and removed the factory ones, a grip and a scope lots of fun but very addictive I highly reccommend it
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 07:55 AM   #8
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I'd love a dedicated S&W 22LR Upper for my existing AR...



I want to shoot my full-weight gun, with my trigger, my grip, and my stock... but at less than $0.20/squeeze.



I'm waiting patiently for the S&W or DPMS version, likely after SHOT 2011.



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Old December 28th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #9
 
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I recently got an M&P 15/22 and so far I am loving it:









So far I have only tried 2 types of ammo: Federal and Winchester. The Winchester did not work worth a damn. Out of the 20 I loaded in a magazine, 1 of them actually fired. The Federal had much better results with only 2 rounds that did not go off out of 200. Though I dropped them back in and they fired off on the second strike.



Mine is going to be an ongoing project gun and I expect to see rather high round counts as this will serve as a trainer rifle. Buying 10k rounds a year in .22 is a lot lighter on the wallet for basic flat range work.



The full (and ongoing) article will be here;

http://op4guy.blogspot.com/



So far though, it is pretty damn impressive.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #10
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That's a beautiful weapon!!!
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Old December 28th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #11
 
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That's a beautiful weapon!!!
Not yet but it will be. Plans are to cut/thread the barrel for a comp to accept the un-named suppressor. Then it will be a lot of fun
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Old March 10th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #12
 
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love mine - everyone in the family - including my 8 yr old daughter - love to shoot it. bought a tactical scope and played with hitting 75 yard bullseyes while trying to zero in the scope.



i shoot federal bulk from walmart and have had no problems with ammo and i have shot 750+ rounds through it.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #13
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I have had my MP 15-22 for almost a year now, it it the PISTOL model, not the full length rifle, I like it very concealable withthe right shoulder strap to just swing around. and I will say this, maake sure you load the clips properly, with shells seating correctly in the back of clip and in the upward position, or it will give failure to load. Other than that it is a great pice and very fun to shoot. Accuracy is pretty good too for having a 6' barrel. It sets back up on target with no problem at all hence the recoil is very low. So low I almost thought I was shooting an airsoft or a bb gun, lol. I have yet to add any scope or other sites.

sooo...the only thing I can say that I don't like is that you need to use the specific mag that was designed for this gun. I haven't found any other mags outhere that will fit into the mag well, but at $20 a pop, for a 25 round mag, it's not hat bad. fairly cheap to buy extra mags unlike the MP pistol line at $40 a pop!

Accuracy = great!!

Recoil = almost none at all

reloading time = good no problem swapping mags they seat in very well and good to go.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #14
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I bought one of the original ones and it was quickly comandeered by my daughter. So then I had to buy another (MOE version), of course!



They are addicting. Both now wear all Magpul furniture and sights, along with a pair of the Primary Arms MicroDots. I have plans to SBR one of them soon (I have one form out for approval now, but when it comes back the 15-22 is next on the list) and get it threaded for my Thompson Machine Zephyr XL can.



I have 10 magazines for the two guns and all work without a hitch. We've put thousands of rounds of Federal bulk pack (36gr Walmart stuff) and thousands of rounds of CCI Blazer through them without any issues at all.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:58 AM   #15
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M&P 15-22 is one fun gun as long as you take your time to load mag make sure there stacked right I've had no problems I shoot cci Blazers through mine eats them up had a few failure to feeds with american eagle once I switched to blazers no problems

it is light weight

very accurate

greatest .22 I ever owned
I must agree, mine is the nicest I have owned and I have had several, just wish the mags werent well specific, doesn't give much option to buy others except the SW mag made just for it, but sweet 22, must agree.
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