m&p 15 sport

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by rob1990, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Thinking of getting one does anyone own one? Any issues anything to stay away from? Any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'll just say don't spend over $700.
     

  3. rob1990

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    Here in florida at the LGS there about $839 befor tax and background check. That's also what there were asking for them befor the price spike.
     
  4. mountainman13

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    I guess that's better than $1200. Sounds like you know what you're looking at.
     
  5. Quentin

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    Decide whether you want the harder to find 1:8 twist or the new 1:9.
     
  6. rob1990

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    Well what's the difference? This will be my first AR I've never really cared for them but recently been thinking of getting one.
     
  7. hawkguy

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    i have the M&P sport, and i have nothing bad to say about. in fact, i have always been a a bit "on the fence" as to if i even like the AR platform....but my M&P sport has been an outstanding rifle!

    500 rounds through mine w/o a single hiccup (but i keep her extra clean :p). using my cheap red dot, i can get about 1-1.5" groups at 50 yards. i really want to get a scope on it and see, but i think its going to be a pretty accurate little gun.

    i keep hearing people talk about getting this gun for around $600....but i NEVER saw those prices. the cheapest i saw before the craze was $650 at academy, but they were NEVER in stock. they were $699 at cabelas, and i got a $20 off promotion, so i got mine for $679. i had seen both $749 and $799 before the craze. and of course, some online prices were like $619 or so, but even IF they were in stock, you still had to add the extra $ for FFL and shipping.

    in my mind, its should be well under $800...but in this climate, under $900 might be ok. if you HAVE TO have it now, you will likely kick yourself in a few months when you see them dip back down to $650-750.

    but as far as the sport goes, its a GREAT gun at a price that has many other AR fans trying to find excuses for why they paid so much more for theirs....;)
     
  8. hawkguy

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    i agree. i saw many over $700, before this madness. i wouldn't have called it a GOOD price at the time, but it wasn't uncommon.

    before the craziness, i would say an average sport price was $650 to $750. both representing the normal low and high end of what you would pay.
     
  9. bluez

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    Agreed.
    For the times is a great price on an AR
     
  10. rurak

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    I got mine for 640$ a year ago. I put a nikon p223 on it and I shoot 1.5" groups at 100 yds. That's with cheap steel case wolf brand .223. Its an outstanding rifle for the price. Don't worry about the lack of dust cover or forward assist either. A veru solid rifle.
     
  11. andyss420

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    I have had one for about a year. Put through about 2500 rounds and it eats whatever I feed her. I use and abuse her more than my higher dollar AR's
     
  12. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Whats the difference between that and ''high dollar AR's''?
     
  13. kryptar19

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    I e got a Sport, great rifle. 3000 rds down the pipe and never a problem. Put a Nikon P223 3x32 on it and it shoots 3/4" at 100yds.

    I even put a handful of sand on the bolt and wouldn't ya know it worked. So, after that I covered the receiver in it and not a problem.

    I would trust my life with this gun, wouldn't trade it for any other AR.
     
  14. andyss420

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    I use and abuse this because its the cheapest but has become my favorite to shoot. No problems at all. You could spend double what these cost and have one of the great "names" but IMHO these are just basic shooters. Throw a sight on it and fire away.
     
  15. aandabooks

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    I've got one and have the 1:8 twist barrel. Never a single problem with it. I shoot reloads with a 62gr Speer bullet and it is plenty accurate. I would definately recommend one.

    BTW, mine doesn't say "Sport" on it. My lower say M&P-15.
     
  16. Quentin

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    S&W has changed barrels in the Sport. The old 1/8 melonite was highly praised, there's not much feedback on the new 1/9. Anyone buying a Sport might want to determine the twist rate better for them and look for the old or new barrel.
     
  17. hawkguy

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    interesting....any word on when & why s&w changed the barrel? like you said, the 1/8 5r barrel seemed to be a big selling feature for the rifle. :confused:
     
  18. Quentin

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    It seems to be a cost saving move. Most people don't like the new barrel as well as the harder to find old one. Unfortunately it doesn't seem S&W changed the model # or SKU so you don't know which one is in the box. Other models also may have cost cutting changes as well.

    Anyway, another good reason to choose your own parts and roll your own AR!
     
  19. nosaj

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    For most intents and purposes....nothing.
     
  20. hawkguy

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    well, my sport has the barrel stamped "5.56 NATO 1/8 5r." so, unless they are continuing to stamp this on barrels that don't meet the specs, then you should easily be able to identify the ones with the 1/8 twist.

    disappointing overall. idk why they could make a profit with these features previously, but not now?