Originally Posted by lucznik
Just bought a S&W M&P 15-22. I would like to put a scope on it and I was considering trying out a "scout" type configuration.
I have a 2X Leupold M-8 pistol scope on my Ruger Redhawk but, after hunting a full season and even killing two antelope with that setup, I've pretty well decided that I don't care for the scoped handgun concept. Maybe a red dot... But, that's a different topic for another thread sometime.
I have been considering trying that scope on the M&P. what do y'all think? Am I missing something that should be obvious that makes this idea a waste of time?
My past experience, when I sight that specific scope to a specific rifle and/or pistol and their partnership is a perfect match. They do not get separated, unless for maintenance and/or cleaning.
I pulled the Sightmark tactical scope from my M&P 15-22 and placed on the Mossberg ATR 100 30-06. Mossberg loved it and the M&P 15-22 has been giving me headaches since the move.
M&P 15-22 had a Simmons Prosport 3-9X40, the optics in it blur out at 8 setting. Put a Bushnell scope and a BSA Sweet 22, it seems the rifle does not keep the settings. The Ruger SR22 has no issues with the its BSA Sweet 22 and used the Bushnell and BSA Sweet 22 from the S&W 15-22, with no issues.
I actually, put the iron sights back on and at 50 and 100 yards the M&P 15-22 are hitting target in the black.