Originally Posted by safedman
Anyone have any reports on this little shooter?
I got mine last fall, it's a great little plinker and survival rifle, not he most accurate that I own, but it wll keep within about three inches at a hundred yds., that good enough to take small game in a pinch.
It runs great, I've had no problems with it, it's easy to maintain, shoots pretty clean and it's light and easy to shoot.
For me, I like the AR-15 anyway, but they are expensive to shoot these days, so the AR-15-.22 gives me the range time with my AR without the high cost.
That's the good news.
The bad news is, I hate the magazines, they are too big and clumsy for what is needed, Smith could have made them the same size as the reg. 20 round AR mags. and still held the same number of rounds, and if they offered a 10 round mag. that was half the length it would be an excellet hunting size.
I don't like that the forend is not detachable, it makes cleaning the outside of the barrel damned near impossible.
I don't like the quality of the buttstock, now here I have to qualify my meaning, first off I live in MA. so the adjustible stock has been factory pinned and is not adjustable, but, the stock is is rather loose fitting on what would normally be the buffer tube and it rattles a bit, picky, Iknow, but that's just me.
Other than that It's a good little gun, a bit over priced, but buying a good .22RF conversion kit for my AR-15 would have been about three hundred bucks, and I'd have the trouble of having to swap parts depending on what I wanted to shoot, this way I have the excuse to buy another gun
, and I have a good quality dedicated AR-.22 RF.
The sights are high quality and removeable, I have scoped mine with a 1.5 x 7 power tactical scope, and a Bushnell red-dot type sight that has four different redticals and 11 power settings for brightness, all re-zero very well on the guns tactical rail.
I paid $450.00 for mine and It's been well worth the money.