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M&P15 any input?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by scrappletaco, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    I've been looking at the S&W M&P15 and wanted to know if anybody had one and could shed some light on em. LETS KEEP THIS POST TO THE S&W AR PLATFORM PLEASE. Any input would be helpful.
     
  2. May 1, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    I was recently issued one for a Patrol Rifle. I carried my own personal Bushmaster before it. Mine has the Magpul CTR stock and handguards. I honestly can't tell much of a difference, but it is lighter than my Bushy. Some guys were having trouble with their charging handles rubbing and causing excessive wear on them in the 4 day class we were in. Mine had no issues though.
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    How was the grouping with the rifle. I'm not looking for a precision shooter but something substantially better than my bulgarain ak74.
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    After getting it zero'd in, I was keeping everything with in a 3/4 inch group at 25 meters, from a prone position. Haven't shot it at distance yet.
     
  5. May 1, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    I have done research in the past, when I still had money, on which AR platform to buy. The S&W came out pretty good compared. You'll find issues with every manufacturer though, so it's really 'what feels right' once you pick one from the top 5 manufacturers out there.
     
  6. May 1, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Well stated sir.
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    I shot a few last weekend for an Army Marksmanship Unit training session, and I liked them. I have a RRA and I didn't notice much difference. It may be a little lighter depending on the model that you get, but with all the optics / rails / etc that was on it, I couldn't make a judgement call on that. It did shoot pretty well though.

    I got the RRA because of my budget, but if you have some extra cash, I think S&W did it right...
     
  8. May 1, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    I just bought one a couple weeks ago. It eats ammo, no matter the brand or type, no problem. I got the Optics Ready model for the ease of modifications. I got the 5.56 with the 1/9 twist.

    On accuracy, I haven't gone and gotten any high quality ammo yet, but with the cheap .223 ammo, sandbagged out, I could keep a group at 50 ft within 1". At 100 ft I could get about the same result. Again, keep in mind I was using cheap ammo, also I was using an Eotech, not a scope.

    I'm confident, though, if I scoped it and got the best 5.56 ammo I would get almost flawless results. Any more questions ask away.
     
  10. May 1, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    Nevada Troopers were just issued these with EOTech sights. I've put about 1000 rounds through mine. It's superior to my Bushmaster.
     
  11. May 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I own two, one is the stock 16.5" barrel the other is a RRA 10.5" barrel and they are awsome and group as good as i can shoot.
     
  12. May 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Thats good to here they are running a military special on em here so i think im going to have to go put money down on one this week. Has anyone here here about a 50% off special S&W is putting on for military member. I'm not sure about it but a buddy told me about it.
     
  13. May 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Haven't heard of it. Might be a promotional thing just around the bases. Been out for a while, so that's not in my neck of the woods.
     
  14. May 2, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    No its on the website my buddy who got out a year ago called me about it this weekend. I wouldn't have known without him telling me they had some deal and i should look into it.
     
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    I checked it and it said $100 mail in rebate for active and retired military. I missing something?
     
  16. May 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    No it was my bad i thought i updated that it was only 100 bucks sorry for the confusion. I have a special near me that add a tad bit of saving since guns are retardedly priced in maryland. But hey its 100 bucks.
     
  17. May 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    I got mine last fall. I've put around 1500 rounds through it. Very smooth and no issues. Very satisfied with the purchase.
     
  18. May 2, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Is that the m4 carbine? What scope you running?
     
  19. May 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Here's a link to the gun I have... It's SKU # 811000

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...57785_757784_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

    It's just an inexpensive barska scope I got from cabelas for plinking. I'd love to upgrade to a Trijocon but those scopes are more expensive than the gun. Hard to throw that much dough down.

    I've since went back to using the carrying handle/iron sights for plinking for pure peace of mind portability.
     
  20. May 2, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    With Tax I paid ~ $1176.99. But I got two rebates, one from Cabelas, and one from s&w. So I tell myself I paid less than a grand for it.
     
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