S&w m&p 15 sport or sks?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hq357, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    Hello everyone im looking for a beginner rifle in either 762x39 or 556 today i was looking at a s&w m&p 15 sport ar15 for 700$! Then i was also looking at a nice chinese all original good condition chinese sks for 399$ the reason i dont want an ak is beacuse they are 700$ and up same as the ar15 and id rather just buy an ar15 first for that price so for your first rifle would you rather have an sks or ar15? Im going to end up owning all 3 but wich should i buy first?
     
  2. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    I love my sport. IMO it is the best value in an ar. Functions perfectly, has everything i need and nothing thy I dont.
     

  3. Quentin

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    I'd rather have an AR any day over the SKS (and I have both). But I wouldn't get the Sport because there are so many other ARs in the universe!
     
  4. steadyshot

    steadyshot New Member

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    Another vote for the Smith & Wesson AR.
     
  5. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Very impressed with my S&W MP 15 optics ready , over 1,000 rds no jams failures of any kind

    Very accurate as well.



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  6. hawkguy

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  7. p35bhp55

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    Have a Sport and an SKS, would only go with the SKS if there was some serious ammo consideration or legal issue with the AR style. I keep the SKS cause there is an ATV rifle holder on the fender of our tractor and very few rifles I'm willing to risk in it.
     
  8. kryptar19

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    Both are fine rifles. Id go with the S&W Sport over the SKS though. $399 is a little high for an SKS, but the Sport is (IMO) the best AR for under $800 you can buy off the shelf.
     
  9. hq357

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    Any other Good ars under 800$ with good customer service? With a good reputation?
     
  10. hq357

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    Ill have to save up a little more for the s&w ar, i have the money now to get the sks, should i just save up and get a mil spec ar15 Instead? does the sw mp15 sport perform like a mil spec rifle? Does it even matter? Im not going to jump in the mud with it or anything but if ww3 were to happen id want to be able to bet my life on it! Haha
     
  11. kryptar19

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    If I still had mine I'd bet my life on it. I've got a video of it shooting full of sand, if you want to see it. Plenty of torture test videos on YouTube.
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    PSA is king at $800 and under. Take a look in the AR forums.
     
  13. hq357

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    I havent seen any palmetto state armory ar 15s at my gun shop next time ill ask and see what about windham weaponry?
     
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  14. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    My latest build is half PSA half S&W. I like PSA stuff.

    Windham Weaponry makes good AR's. Mil-Spec BCG, good quality barrel, nice fit and finish. Not to mention their 12 step quality control program. Great CS and warranty as well. Good stuff from WW.
     
  15. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I made up my mind! For christmas im going for an sks! And my birthday next year an ar15! ;D
     
  16. kryptar19

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    My advice, don't pay $400 for a SKS.
     
  17. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    Once you get the S&W i'd bet you would wish you had gotten it first. No contest I'd get the S&W Sport first.
     
  18. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    M&P Sport for sure. That was my first AR and to this day I have yet to see it go down.
     
  19. magnumman

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    I bought my sport with the intention of eventually trading up for something else. After about 2 years, I don't think I will be doing that. It does everything I need it to. It isn't some kind of battle rifle for me. Mostly a range gun, and home defense if need be. It cycles even the cheapest ammo and is very accurate with good ammo.