M&P 15-22 for rabbit hunting.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by safedman, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. safedman

    safedman New Member

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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. :D
    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.
    IMHO
     
  2. dmp

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    alright! another 15-22 owner! :)
     

  3. 303tom

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    IMO, .410 works better......
     
  4. JonM

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    Dont have to pick pellets out of the meat with a 22 :D
     
  5. dmp

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    And 'better' is relative. an AR-platform .22 is all kinds of cool. :D
     
  6. 303tom

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    3in. magnum BB`s go straight through.......
     
  7. lonyaeger

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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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  9. JTJ

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    Where did you find the 10 round mags?
     
  10. bman940

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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!
     
  11. Redley

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    I can say that I have shot rabbits with both my Ruger 10/22 using 4 x 10 scope and Remington 1100 auto 30" f/c using #9 shot.

    Have to admit the shotgun works better when the rabbit is on the run, but the still shots are perfect when the bunny is just sitting there with its nose up in the air.

    That's the shooting side of it all, but how are you at dressing these little guys out? Mine come out of the oven brown and moist and taste like chicken. ummm, so says my brother :)
     
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  12. safedman

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    I don't use any front end meat, I take the back straps and hind legs only. Strip the fur and have never had to gut one, I use the remains for bait. I de-bone and cut into small cubes for stew. Sometimes I will brown the meat with butter add a little soy sauce and lemon juice, simmer till done and eat with a toothpick. They are a great addition to the food locker!
     
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  13. rachilders

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    I've owned a 15-22 for almost two years and love it. Even using the guns factory sights I can easily hit soda cans at 100 yds and with simple optics it's even better. What's really nice is my 12 old son can shoot the gun just as easily as me. By adjusting the stock to fit his shoulder, he gets the fit he wants and as he grows he can change the stocks position to fit him correctly... sort of one size fits all.
     
  14. safedman

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    Here is mine. Just a few add ons and I love this little gun!
     
  15. Howdy

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    Howdy,
    dang it you guys are killing me!!!! For a month I have been trying to find a 15-22 and in my area they are sold out. I did locate a pink camo one but just cant make myself swish enough for pink. The cheapest price that I have found one is $449. That is at Academy. Guess I will have to wait and envy you lucky guys. Have a goodun!!!!!!!
     
  16. rachilders

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    They were being sold here in Longview today at a gun show in the $399-$440 range. The average seemed to about $420. M&P 15's (5.56) were as low as $650.
     
  17. JonM

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    aint gotta be swishy to go pink!!

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    that one is mine. you need to get the pink tiger stripe!!
     
  18. Scratch

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    If you have an AR already, get a conversion kit. Mine works awesome!
     
  19. Howdy

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    Howdy,
    well, I found and purchased a green one!!!! I have put 300 rounds of mixed brand rounds through it with no hick ups. Out of the box with no sight adjustment I was able to hit 2 inch steel spinners at 30 yards. My 13 year old friend from down my road came by and he could do the same thing. I am impressed with the accuracy and trouble free action. Have a goodun!!!!!!!!
     
  20. safedman

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    Take a look on
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...15-22+A1+Style+wCompensator+&+Collapsible+Sto
    I saved over $150 on mine compared to local gun shop prices. BUT have noted their price is up $100 from what I paid a few months ago!!
     
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