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Old 05-21-2010, 19:17   #1
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First Rimfire- S&W M&P 15-22- MOE!

Well I finally forked out the cash and bought my first ever rimfire firearm and it's a rifle. I was looking over the M&P 15-22 and the Sig 522, but after handling the MOE version of the smith it was a clear cut decision. I was thinking of buying the threaded barrel version and then adding the same Magpul parts later but in the color of my choosing, but the price difference between the threaded and the MOE was $60, so it was a no brainer to get it. Aside from the MBUS sights, the MOE grip, and the MOE stock, it also has the built in QD sling swivel sockets on the rear of the lower and a sling swivel was included as well. I wish it would have come with more than one magazine but no big deal, seems standard with almost any firearm nowadays.

Initial impression- well I was just damn impressed. Fit and finish, and the weight or lack there of. This things is VERY light, and functions just like my AR-15 in .223/5.56. Even the bolt catch is operational on this rifle and the bolt locks back after firing the last round so there's no guessing whether you're empty or had a failure.

I bought the rifle, with (4) extra magazines, and an uncle mikes soft rifle case that holds the rifle and has 5 external magazine pouches.

Under $600 OTD for all of it, couldn't be happier.

I put 100 rounds of CCI minimags through it at the shop where I bought it to test it out before bringing it home. The sights are pretty much dead on, and I won't be screwing with them.

Later on tonight the wife and I both went out together to another range and put another 500 pack of Remington Golden Bullets through the rifle with no issues. Once the bolt didn't lock back towards the end of the session and I'll chalk that up to the rifle being dirty, and once when my wife was shooting we had a FTE, but I figured that was something she did wrong as it never happened to me. This was the first time she ever shot an AR type weapon or any rifle for that matter and she liked it and did well.

The accuracy on this rifle is amazing and the recoil, well it just doesn't exist.

All in all I'm VERY happy with my purchase, and can't wait to shoot it again, it's nice to go shoot 500 rounds so cheap, and not have to pick up brass either

All I need now is an optic and a sling and I'm GTG. Looking at the offerings from Primary Arms, not sure yet whether I'm going to go with a micro red dot, a regular red dot, or a scope yet.

I have plans for a suppressor in the future as well.

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Old 05-21-2010, 20:21   #2
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Old 05-21-2010, 20:23   #3
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Congrats, you made an excellent choice for your first rimfire. I love my 15-22 even though I had to send it in for repairs. I have a PA Aimpoint M3 clone on mine. It works well and the dot is nice and sharp. You cant go wrong with any of the PA clones. This is one of my favorite shooters now.
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Old 05-21-2010, 20:50   #4
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Thanks brother, I just couldn't resist anymore.
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Old 05-21-2010, 20:51   #5
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Congrats, you made an excellent choice for your first rimfire. I love my 15-22 even though I had to send it in for repairs. I have a PA Aimpoint M3 clone on mine. It works well and the dot is nice and sharp. You cant go wrong with any of the PA clones. This is one of my favorite shooters now.
Yeah I was following your thread the whole while trying to decide.

Read on another board of the new "blue" spring on the BCG assembly and this one had it so I figured it was GTG.

I'll take a look at the M3 clone from PA. How far out do you shoot?
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where can i find these clones? never heard of PA clones
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where can i find these clones? never heard of PA clones
Primary Arms- The owner is a member here on GT, and I do believe they're a board sponsor too?

http://www.primaryarms.com/category....1?categoryId=5
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Wish they'd have had this MOE version when I purchased my S&W M&P-15... especially the threaded barrel... here's how mine sits now:



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Wish they'd have had this MOE version when I purchased my S&W M&P-15... especially the threaded barrel... here's how mine sits now:



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Looks good brother what red dot is that?
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Looks good brother what red dot is that?
Thanks! I like this M&P-22 for sure!

It's a Walther PS22 Red-Dot... I was going to go with the Primary Arms Aimpoint clone (Wanted my S&W M&P-22's optic to match my 'real' AR-15's optic.) but I figured out for just about half the cost I could have the Walther Aimpoint clone-type over the Primary Arms clone.

Reviews on the Walther were just as good if not better then the Primary Arms & the only thing I gave up was not having the Walther turn on or brightness adjust like my real Aimpoints do... from what I read, most of the complaints on the Primary Arms was with this anyways & how the Walther works is a very proven design.
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Yeah I was following your thread the whole while trying to decide.

Read on another board of the new "blue" spring on the BCG assembly and this one had it so I figured it was GTG.

I'll take a look at the M3 clone from PA. How far out do you shoot?
So far just out to 50 yrds.
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Looks great FM. That was a good price OTD. My local dealer didn't have a MOE in stock, so I picked up the threaded and more or less MOE'd that sucker up. Added the MOE stock, grip, RVG front grip, XTMs (x4), and my MBUS will be in my mailbox on Monday (not pictured yet). Here is the PrimaryArms M3 on it. REALLY happy. Have a Voodoo case on the way too then I'm off to the range to shoot the snot out of this thing.

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Old 05-22-2010, 20:38   #13
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Congrats! Love mine also. Going the Magpul F.D.E. route with it just like its big brother.
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Looks great FM. That was a good price OTD. My local dealer didn't have a MOE in stock, so I picked up the threaded and more or less MOE'd that sucker up. Added the MOE stock, grip, RVG front grip, XTMs (x4), and my MBUS will be in my mailbox on Monday (not pictured yet). Here is the PrimaryArms M3 on it. REALLY happy. Have a Voodoo case on the way too then I'm off to the range to shoot the snot out of this thing.

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Looks great brother.

I'm torn between the M3 and the Micro from Primary Arms, can't decide....

I also need a VFG, sling, and rail covers as well. I can't say enough about how much damn fun this rifle is to shoot, and the fact that my wife liked it and wants to shoot it more is VERY nice as well. I might end up with a second one if she confiscates this one.

Send me some pics from the range after you shoot it and after your sights come in.
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Congrats! Love mine also. Going the Magpul F.D.E. route with it just like its big brother.
I wanted to do FDE or FG but the MOE only currently comes from S&W in Black. The price difference from the threaded version to this at the store I went to was $60, so it was a no brainer to me to just get the MOE with the Black furniture. The other thing too was the MOE model has the QD sling swivel sockets on both sides of the rear of the lower and the other models do not. A single point sling is nice for this rifle because it weighs next to nothing.
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I took my son back out to the range and we put another 300 rounds or so through it. I love this rifle. I may have to go get myself one!
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Congrats Brother ! Looks good.I have to ask one thing though.Why didn't you just buy a .22 upper for your AR ? Oh wait...did you sell that ?
I have a hard time keeping up with your gun collection....
Anyway...have fun with your new toy.
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i think he even has a hard time keeping up with it
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Looks great brother.

I'm torn between the M3 and the Micro from Primary Arms, can't decide....

I also need a VFG, sling, and rail covers as well. I can't say enough about how much damn fun this rifle is to shoot, and the fact that my wife liked it and wants to shoot it more is VERY nice as well. I might end up with a second one if she confiscates this one.

Send me some pics from the range after you shoot it and after your sights come in.
Here you go my man. MBUS on today.

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Congrats Brother ! Looks good.I have to ask one thing though.Why didn't you just buy a .22 upper for your AR ? Oh wait...did you sell that ?
I have a hard time keeping up with your gun collection....
Anyway...have fun with your new toy.
Never had a ,22 upper for my AR and considered one but this was cheaper and allows me to shoot .223 while my wife can shoot .22lr
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i think he even has a hard time keeping up with it
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Here you go my man. MBUS on today.

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Looks great brother congrats.
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Got my 15-22 MOE today! My first rifle. Should be good for some cheap range fun.
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Got my 15-22 MOE today! My first rifle. Should be good for some cheap range fun.
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You're gonna be hooked........
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