m&p 15-22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by niteglock, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Anyone getting alot of failure to feeds with this rifle. I am. I even had a round crack in half. It was the Winchester super x in the wood box. Doesn't bother me too much because I know they're only .22s and they're bulk ammo but I expected a little better performance from this rifle. Any suggestions
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I would recommend a good cleaning and inspection and better ammo.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The only malfunctions I have had were with Velocitors. It even ate some bulk Winchesters that would not feed in my 10-22.
     
  4. dan01

    dan01 New Member

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    I have a 15 22 MOE that eats everything, but Remington Gold Bullets.................I generally use Fedral bulk and Winchester bulk.......I am well over 5000 rounds and no issues.......Same with my Walther Colt C 4.....
     
  5. GonzoLonzo

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    Hey Bud, I had a lot of failure to feeds from my S&W MP22 at first regardless of what ammo I tried. I polished the feed ramp and since then I have fired thousands of rounds through it without anymore failures to feed. It will shoot any ammo I feed it. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I have been firing Blazer CCI .22LR 40 grain since I initially used some Remington .22LR and sent the extractor, spring and pin flying. Luckly, all three were on the table and re-assembly at home.

    Too many rounds have been fired, it is over 10K rounds. I can fire a brick at the range.
     
  7. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Mine loves Federal Bulk. Had some FTE/FTF with Remington Gold and Winchester white box.
     
  8. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Thanks man. I been thinking about doing that. Ill probably do it before next session. Hope it helps.
     
  9. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Good tip. I will keep in mind just in case i need to do it too.
     
  10. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Did some range time with the M&P 15-22 since changing the bipod. The weather was cool and the wind, will be windy. Some slight corrections and was on the money at 25 and 50 yards. No pics the camera was at home.

    I initially fired Blazer CCI 40 gr. and fired some CCI mini-mag .22LR Troy Landry Special Edition, 36 gr. after 15 rounds shooting high. Decided to use them next range time in the Ruger SR22R and see what happens.
     
  11. OldEagleEars

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    No problems with either CCI or Federal bulk. Actually, mine has eaten about anything I throw in it, including tracers (just clean it really good!). I did have some trouble with some 80's vintage CCI but that was mostly poorly manufactured rounds and I guess quality control is better now. Of course, my usual range has a hissy-fit if you fire faster than one-per-second so I'm usually limited to flintlock-era firing speeds and that might allow for everything to stay cool (or bored to tears). Anyway, when I can let 'er rock I haven't had much trouble with the thing.
     
  12. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    If there's one thing I hate, it's super x. That stuff doesn't feed in anything! Get some Federal, it'll work.
     
  13. hillbillygrunt

    hillbillygrunt New Member

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    Mine will also eat just about anything. But prefers Cci for serious accuracy.
     
  14. nicklarimore

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    When did you buy yours? Some of the older ones have a different spring on the bolt that causes it to misfeed/not eject. If there is a blue spring on your bolt then disregard this entire post. :p
     
  15. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I got mine with the non blue spring. Worked flawless. But i also contacted SW customer service and they sent me 2 springs. Worked flawlessly too.
     
  16. nicklarimore

    nicklarimore New Member

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    Mine worked well before the spring swap too until a Winchester round blew up in the chamber and threw bits and pieces of the bolt everywhere. Sent it back to smith and they sent it back with the new spring never had an issue since eats any round I put in it. (Except for the winchesters in the white box I don't use those anymore)
     
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  17. johnr43

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    Fte, ftf. Etc.

    This was very frustrating for me as I had similar problems with my M&P 15-22 - lots of jams, FTE, and FTF - until I made certain the "feeding end" of the magazines were smooth and clean. I "smoothed" them with light pressure from a dremel tool (PLASTIC BRUSH) to ensured smooth surfaces in and out (the rounds were properly loaded as well). I have had ZERO issues and smooth feeding and since then (600-750 rounds so far).

    Be VERY Careful NOT to re-contour any edges - especially the portion that "grips" to rear of the round.
    S-m-o-o-t-h is the goal and of course a decent cleaning of the area. After the "smoothing" has taken place (and it should be a ONE time process) , then cleaning is only a wool mop/nylon brush/blow/wipe easy-peezy routine to do. Hope pictures help you.
     

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  18. niteglock

    niteglock New Member

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    Thanks man. I'm going to give it a shot.
     
  19. johnr43

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    This utube video may also be useful: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO76HC9tD4g"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO76HC9tD4g[/ame]