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Old 11-24-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default M&P 15-22 for rabbit hunting.

Will post pics in the future...bought the M&P specifically for rabbit hunting, light accurate enough to 50 yards. Works like a charm.
Put a simple NC Star quick detach scope on it and have put 6 in the freezer in 3 days. All with one shot in the front shoulder. From 5 to 30 yards.
Put a 2 point sling on it after the first day, bought 2 short 10 round mags for it and got to admit, one of the nicest little hunting rifles I own.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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alright! another 15-22 owner!

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Will post pics in the future...bought the M&P specifically for rabbit hunting, light accurate enough to 50 yards. Works like a charm.
Put a simple NC Star quick detach scope on it and have put 6 in the freezer in 3 days. All with one shot in the front shoulder. From 5 to 30 yards.
Put a 2 point sling on it after the first day, bought 2 short 10 round mags for it and got to admit, one of the nicest little hunting rifles I own.
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IMO, .410 works better......
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IMO, .410 works better......
Dont have to pick pellets out of the meat with a 22
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And 'better' is relative. an AR-platform .22 is all kinds of cool.

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Dont have to pick pellets out of the meat with a 22
3in. magnum BB`s go straight through.......
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I think the OP was talking about HIS rifle, not asking for opinions on what might be better.

And the AR would be a LOT more fun to shoot rabbits with than a shotgun I would think.

But, safedman, don't you think you might tear up less meat with a head shot?

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Big fan of the Smith MP15-22. We have harvested 6 rabbits and had a ball shooting up steel targets. Put a Nikon M-223 1-4 on one and a Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 3-9 BDC 150 on another.
Very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot.
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Where did you find the 10 round mags?

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The Mags I have I bought on line. Mine are 25 round, I know Smith sells some 10 round mags too. For my son, the more bullets the better!

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