S&W M&P 15-22 at the range

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Bigcountry02, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Bigcountry02

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

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    I finally took the new toy to the range. Ran off 100 rounds using Blazer .22 LR no misfires at all, opened a new box of Remington .22 LR Brass-Plated Hollow Points - almost 1 out of every 6 was a misfire. :mad: I was getting pissed to say the least, even when a reloaded with only 10 rounds and misfired the same round again - tossed out (No good). I fired another 50 rounds with Blazer - no issues.

    I cut the morning short due to weather and wind, targets were not staying on the boards stapled or taped! I am very pleased. Do need to do a slight site alignment - 2 clicks to the left will work. The groupings was on the money. I found a very sweet play toy.

    I am going back to the range for more fun and 12 ga. 870 workout tomorrow! :D
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Sounds like a very fun toy. Remington rimfire (.22LR) are notorious for misfires so don't worry about it being your rifle's fault. CCI mini mags are the most consistent high velocity ammo I've seen so you might try them.
     

  3. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I've read negative effects but oddly I've never had much issue with my 10/22 and Remington .22LR ... Shot thousands of rounds of it.
     
  4. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

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    Even Remingtons "Yellow Jackets" have tons of duds and those are like $35.00 to $40.00 a brick. I highly doubt its your rifles fault. I think Rem. uses crummy primer compound in the rimfire ammo.
     
  5. Bigcountry02

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

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    No fault from the toy, more towards the ammo. Did run some more Blazer through it - another 100 rounds with no issues. Good gun and good groupings. Tried of wasting heavy ammo for the same fun!
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I bought a box of the Remmy 550 value pack and about 1 of every 5 or 6 failed to fire. Never went back to Remmy .22lr. Now CCI almost always.
     
  7. Zacsquatch

    Zacsquatch New Member

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    Heard the S&W's were blowin extractors lik crazy... at least all the ones up here in AK are.
     
  8. Bigcountry02

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

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    The only true issue is the loading of small .22 LR rounds and the weather is blowing bitter cold - the gloves did not help either. I do need to acquire another 25 round mag; however, S&W is the only one carrying it since this gun is very new to the market.
     
  9. rangeshooter

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    S&W MP 15-22 magazines $17.99

    Saw the 25 round magazines at this site for $17.99 each. Not sure how to insert this as a quick link to the site but here it is.

    44MAG.com-Smith & Wesson
     
  10. rangeshooter

    rangeshooter New Member

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    $17.95 per magazine here

    As opposed to S&W asking $20.95 per. Can't figure out how to make this a hot link but here is address. Plan on buying this AR style .22 in the spring.


    44MAG.com-Smith & Wesson
     
  11. bobdobgolf

    bobdobgolf New Member

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    I use Federal bulk packs and they work great. As with any .22lr ammo your going to have a couple duds in a bulk pack. I really like shooting this gun I have had it just over a month and have shot over 2500 rounds through it. I put a UTG forward grip and Barska 2X red dot on it. Im not a huge fan of this scope and looking to maybe buy a BSA "Sweet .22". Anyone else have any scope suggestions? All in all this gun is a blast. Im not sure if its just me but it feels like it hits a little harder than most .22's..