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BOBCAT62 04-06-2011 10:06 PM

m&p 22lr
hi need a little help. i have a new m&p 22lr what would be the best ammo to use in it. it has been jamming what would be a good brand of 22lr ammo to use.:confused:

aandabooks 04-07-2011 01:15 AM

I've shot quite a bit of everything out of mine except Remington. CCI, Winchester 333/555, Federal all run fine. The problem that will crop up from time to time is when I don't get the stagger right in the mag.

bman940 04-07-2011 01:45 AM

Smith 22LR
I have 2 that have yet to have an issue, prob. 3000 rounds thru each one. I could not be happier. I have a 22LR upper I bought that has given me nothing but grief, no matter what ammo I try. I can tell you that I clean the Smith's thourghly after each use and lube.

A buddy love the Fed. ammo for his but I buy the cheapest. I hear Winchester is coming out with a 22LR ammo just for these kinds of 22's. Should be well received.

kenhesr 04-07-2011 01:58 AM

Might try CCI Mini mags to break it in. 4 or 500 rds should do it. Then switch to Federal bulk pak.

Thats what I did with both of mine and had zero problems. Like bman said, keep it clean, that helps too. Good luck with the new rifle!

wingrider62 04-07-2011 02:09 AM

Look at your owners manual page 9-10, I've cut and pasted the section from a downloaded manual - however the manual that came with my 15-22 has a section stating exceptions if your 15-22 is a 'performance center' version so verify which model you have. I regularly use CCI mini mags and have never had a misfire or ftf. Two friends have the 15-22 and told me their weapons had minor issues with ftf till they had about 200 or so rounds through them.


Based on the design and action of the M&P15-22, Smith &
Wesson recommends that you use the following brands and
types of .22LR ammunition for optimal performance in your
M&P15-22 rifle:
• CCI Standard Velocity • Federal American Eagle
• CCI Mini-Mag • Federal GameShock
• CCI Stinger • Winchester Super-X High Velocity
• Aguila Super Extra High Velocity • Aguila Super Extra Std. Velocity

Smith & Wesson suggests that you fire several boxes of a recommended
brand of ammunition through your M&P15-22 before you
put it into regular use to determine reliability of ignition and performance
of your ammunition. If “failure to fire” or other issues
should occur, try different recommended brands and types until a
reliable load is found.

Through our testing, Smith & Wesson has also found that there
are several brands and types of .22LR ammunition that do not
perform consistently or reliably. Consequently, Smith & Wesson
DOES NOT RECOMMEND that the following brands or types of
.22LR ammunition be used in your M&P15-22 rifle:
• Remington Golden Bullet • Remington Thunderbolt
• Remington Target 22 • Winchester Wildcat
• Any and all sub-sonic brands and types

tyler69 04-11-2011 02:02 AM

ok about jaming! its not always ammo.are you cleaning the rifle barrel after shooting it.with hoppe's gun the upper recever and spray it in there let it set for about 10 get the carbon out.use small drops of oil on parts.put rifle back together then see if that will make your shot 100% better.

tyler69 04-11-2011 03:11 AM

your rifle.

Originally Posted by BOBCAT62 (Post 480894)
hi need a little help. i have a new m&p 22lr what would be the best ammo to use in it. it has been jamming what would be a good brand of 22lr ammo to use.:confused:

ok try this ok.when was the last time you realy cleaned the gun.try this pull out the upper and bolt carrier.spry in some hoppes carbon cleaner ok.let set 10 clean pads to get clean do the same to the barrel.use 1 or 3 DROPS!! of oil in gun no more.put pack parts this will ruger 10/22 was doing the same thing.after cleaning the rifle all was great.carbon will mess it up.your shots will get 100% better.after shooting my rock river .223 AR 15 i do this every time.iam shooting 200 MM+ shots.i can tell when the carbon is messing the shots up.have fun.

bman940 04-11-2011 03:32 AM

I just can't get thru even 5 consecutive rounds on my CMMG without a jam. I've tried sprays and have yet to shoot 200 rounds because it's so frustrating.

Batman 04-11-2011 11:32 PM

Tactical .22
Just don't ever buy an ISSC MK22 rifle it does not like any kind of ammo!

ScottA 04-12-2011 12:56 AM

My 15-22 does not like Federal or Remington. It has performed well with CCI mini-mags, Winchester red box bulk, and Blazer.

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