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New Rifle

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Post by AJ80 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:16 pm

I just picked up a new rifle today.
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Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

I had to make sure and break it in with at least 500 rounds before ending the range day.
It shoots great, except when I get bad rounds. I had four 100 round boxes of Remington from Wal-Mart and I had 7 that didn't fire. They all had pretty good dents in their rims, so I know it wasn't the rifles fault. I had zero problems with the 100 or so rounds of Federal I fired though. I didn't buy the scope until around the last 100 rounds, I think I still need to sight it in a little, but I'll do that on my next range trip. Today was mostly just having fun with my new purchase. :fire


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Post by RECIT » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:23 pm

We know you have the gun but we see no targets... :cheers2:

Nice rifle by the way. What made you choose that over the Remington, Colt, or Ruger?
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Re: New Rifle

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Post by AJ80 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:21 pm

I really don't know why I chose it over those others. I guess when it came down to deciding I just picked one.
I was surprised when I found out two others guys at the range that day had the same kind of rifle.
I may get some target pics up if I make a range trip this Saturday.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:02 pm

AJ80 wrote:I just picked up a new rifle today.
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Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22

I had to make sure and break it in with at least 500 rounds before ending the range day.
It shoots great, except when I get bad rounds. I had four 100 round boxes of Remington from Wal-Mart and I had 7 that didn't fire.They all had pretty good dents in their rims, so I know it wasn't the rifles fault. I had zero problems with the 100 or so rounds of Federal I fired though. I didn't buy the scope until around the last 100 rounds, I think I still need to sight it in a little, but I'll do that on my next range trip. Today was mostly just having fun with my new purchase. :fire
Those dents should be in the primers, not the rims. That might explain the problem. :mrgreen:
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Post by boomerang » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:19 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:Those dents should be in the primers, not the rims. That might explain the problem. :mrgreen:
That's where they put the priming compound in .22LR ammo.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:21 pm

boomerang wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Those dents should be in the primers, not the rims. That might explain the problem. :mrgreen:
That's where they put the priming compound in .22LR

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Oops! :oops: My bad. I didn't see the .22LR part. I just saw the M&P15 part. :mrgreen:
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Post by boomerang » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:25 pm

:thumbs2: The only reason I noticed is the 15-22 has been on my short list since it came out last year.
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Re: New Rifle

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Post by AJ80 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
boomerang wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Those dents should be in the primers, not the rims. That might explain the problem. :mrgreen:
That's where they put the priming compound in .22LR

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Oops! :oops: My bad. I didn't see the .22LR part. I just saw the M&P15 part. :mrgreen:
Wow, didn't expect to get such a good chuckle from this thread. Thanks for the laughs guys. :tiphat:


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Re: New Rifle

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Post by lama » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Have a ruger sr 22 and found the other day that if the slide closes on a round with the mag is not in. It fires the round. Scary thing to learn.


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Post by AJ80 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:23 pm

lama wrote:Have a ruger sr 22 and found the other day that if the slide closes on a round with the mag is not in. It fires the round. Scary thing to learn.
Wow that is scary. How did you find that out?

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Post by gigag04 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:03 am

lama wrote:Have a ruger sr 22 and found the other day that if the slide closes on a round with the mag is not in. It fires the round. Scary thing to learn.
I'd be on the phone with Ruger looking for an explanation and a new rifle.
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Post by ghostrider » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:28 pm

>Have a ruger sr 22 and found the other day that if the slide closes on a round with the mag is not in. It fires the round.

That's either a defective rifle or an engineering flaw that needs to be fixed.
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Re: New Rifle

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Post by lama » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:26 pm

I found it out the scary way. Luckly the thing was pointed down range. I have to figure out if its just mine or if it is a common thing. Ill be calling them within the week. (school took over for the last week and didn't get the chance )

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