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Old 10-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 opinions?

Hey all! I just finished my Ruger 10/22 sport build, pretty sweet. Anyhow I'm wanting to get a good AR style 22 and the M&P was one that I liked the look of. Later I got to feel around one and get a closer look at it. I personally liked it and am thinking about starting a tactical build with it. Any problems? Better recommends?

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
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Jerry Miculek loves the M&P 15-22.

Enough said?

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I had one and sold it the minute after I saw nutnfancy's video on youtube showing grouping drops from hot weather actually caused a little bit of barrel sag . and that was just from hot open air weather.

I pondered what happenes if I go eat before or after shooting on a hot day when temp in car hits 120 -130???? do i pick the rifle up and the barrel drops 90 degrees??? I dunno just me , soon as I saw that grouping drop. I knew this wasnt the rifle for me . Although I will say I never experienced it myself. And while I owned it it was a great rifle.

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So, it was a "great rifle", but you got rid of it and took a loss just because someone on You Tube had a problem with his? How much did his drop? (I am familiar W/Nutnfancy, BTW)

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Anyone know why they stopped making the pistol version of the 15-22?

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So, it was a "great rifle", but you got rid of it and took a loss just because someone on You Tube had a problem with his? How much did his drop? (I am familiar W/Nutnfancy, BTW)
It was a great rifle .. I'm sure on days any less than as hot as it was or without the weight of the Bi pod on the fore end it might not have had that issue. But the fact it had any barrel sag left me with serious concerns. See my whole collection is geared towards wrol / shtf / teotwaki and I just didn't feel that a rifle that had that issue fit that theme.

And the groupings didnt drop much maybe an inch? I dunno and to be fair that 15-22 did have a bi pod on it as I said that probably contributed to the problem .

lemme see if I can find the video ...

" Be advised that "frame flexing" was noted in accuracy testing off bipod due to the polymer receivers/rail composition and resulted in wider shot variations "

heres the video ... Skip to 23:30 and this frame flex happened @ 78-80 degree conditions . where I live in florida we see upper 80's to mid 90's most of the year . In exposed vehicle temps can reach 120-130 . So for me atleast this was a real concern

I am now much happier with the ruger 10 / 22 takedown . That being said . th 15-22 was a great rifle and other than this issue and feed problems with certain ammo nutnfancy had nothing but good things to say about the rifle and uhhhh I took no loss

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I have the M&P 15-22 since changing scopes & bipods, having an issue with mine. I am going to the gun show this weekend here in Albuquerque, hopefully I can pick up a bipod. Additional range time will be required.

I try using the sandbag, no joy on getting a good grouping.

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My wife loves hers. The only thing it has jammed on was the CCI Velocitors. Not enough spring. You could really feel the difference in recoil.

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Anyone know why they stopped making the pistol version of the 15-22?
We bought the last one at Cabelas last year. It was in the display case. My wife loves it and shoots very well with just iron sights.
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