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jack80 02-21-2013 01:44 PM

S&W M&P 15-22 picky ammo?
 
Just purchased a 15-22 because I like to shoot and ammo is just too damn expensive right now. It seems Ike a decent rifle for a little over $400. But I'm having trouble with it not fully ejecting. I was wondering if this gun likes a certain ammo better than others. Anyone have any experience with this?

BZ3 02-21-2013 02:25 PM

It likes high velocity ammo

762 02-21-2013 03:07 PM

i dont have a M&P (yet) but my savage is very picky. it'll only shoot these federals i found that have a copper jacket. it'll shoot ANY high velocity ammo like BZ3 noted.

jack80 02-21-2013 04:09 PM

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I've been using these. Maybe I just need to break it in good? Only have about 150 rounds through it

basscat89 02-21-2013 04:22 PM

I got my m&p 15-22 about 3 months ago for the same reason. I haven't had any trouble with mine, but I seen on another forum that people with the same problem were sending there guns to smith&wesson, and they were fixing the problem and throwing in a extra mag for the trouble. It might be something you want to look into.

purehavoc 02-21-2013 04:23 PM

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I've been using these. Maybe I just need to break it in good? Only have about 150 rounds through it

Thats your problem right there , I have 1000 rds of remington that wont cycle thru my .22lr converted AR , Winchester 333's or 555's shoot best without any hiccups followed by bulk federal . Put the remingtons in and it just chokes all over its self .

godale 02-21-2013 04:31 PM

while i have only shot and owned marlins never saw a marlin like the remmy ammo. sons girlfriend has the smith& wesson they shoot ferderal bulk in the blue box

TexasGunner 02-21-2013 04:43 PM

Mine likes everything but the Remington.

FishinLuke 02-21-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jack80

I've been using these. Maybe I just need to break it in good? Only have about 150 rounds through it

You need to read your owners manual it tells you what ammo to avoid and that is one of them i believe. Mine has shot great, no problems here, people just need to take the time and read the manual.

Another thing to verify is whether your bolt spring is blue in color or not. The springs on the earlier models ha problems, and s&w change them out for the blue ones. If yours isn't blue send it in to s&w for a free warranty fix.

JTJ 02-21-2013 05:07 PM

I wont even buy the bulk Rems anymore. My wifes M&P eats everything I have fed it but it did balk on Velocitors. They were too hot. It even ate some Winchesters that my 10-22 would not function with. Needles to say I have not fed it any Rems. I had too many problems with them like loose bullets and a 20%+ fail to fire rate. I had to use them up in a bolt action and do restrikes.


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