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S&W M&P 15-22 - what to look out for?

  • 24-02-2023 6:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 15

    Just got one of these and would appreciate if anyone out there has any experience or tips and tricks to keep it running well.

    I haven't been able to test it yet but I like the look and feel so far with maybe one slight complaint that the length of pull could be a little longer (but I do have long arms). It came with a red dot and I have added the flip up sights. It feels like a very simple rifle and very easy to disassemble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 652 ✭✭✭madmac187

    How do you find the rifle ? I’m thinking of making a purchase would you do it again ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 15 mattimahoe

    Just received it and haven't really tested it yet - as I am also curious to get feedback and maybe some advice on looking after it, I'll start a new thread in the general Shooting Forum as I think this may be going off topic for here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭GolfVI

    Probably the biggest one I would recommend is changing out the extractor for an after market one. When I first got mine I had issues with jamming and stove piping. I ordered a replacement extractor and extractor plunger from brownells Germany and I’ve put 1000s of rounds through it since without issue. It’s a simple cheap job and plenty of tutorials on YouTube to help .

    Apart from that just keep it clean and well oiled. Both CCI standard and mini-mag shoot relatively well without issue. Avoid subsonics as they don’t function well in a semi-auto

  • Registered Users Posts: 15 mattimahoe

    Thanks for that. Put a couple of hundred rounds through it yesterday and had a few stovepipes with Federal Bulk but I don't really plan to use them in it so not so worried about it. I'll keep your advice in mind on the extractor and if any issues then I'll give it a try but happy to leave alone for the moment until I test a bit more. Planning to run SK or TAC-22 so will see how they go.