I know the title leaves you hanging a little bit, so I'll clear it up right off the bat. I am fairly disappointed with my new 15-22. After reading a lot of the reviews and groping the rifle at my local shop, I decided that I "needed" one. I thought I was fortunate to find the new Magpul version with threaded barrel for $489. I snatched her up and brought her home. I got to the range just a couple days later to test her out. I had really been anxious to shoot it considering how much fun I have with the 10-22. That is where my disappointment started. Admittedly, I didn't clean it before I took it to the range the first time, I wanted to see if it would make a difference. So I loaded up my mag with some CCI mini mags and had a FTE after the six or seventh shot. Then two more in that mag. That was the only recommended ammo I had on hand, but not the only ammo. So I proceeded to try to the other brands, which were, Federal bulk, Winchester bulk, Rem Thunderbolts, and Federal AutoMatch. All of which had pretty much the same if not worse results. Of all the ammo the AutoMatch and Thunderbolts had the least amount of failures. On average I was having a stovepipe or FTE on every fourth or fifth shot. Except for the Winchester bulk, which was almost every other shot and several time back to back shots. Also had several FTF with the Winchester bulk. I also had two open battery discharges. That was the first time I had experienced that, very eye opening. Total round count for the day was between 400-500 rounds. So, in the true spirit of anyone who chunked down 500 bones on a nice piece of equipment, I remained hopeful. I chalked it up to not cleaning it before hand and the gun needing to be broken in. I purchased two more mags before my next range visit to rule the mag out as a possibility and picked up several different types and brands of ammo. I cleaned the gun and I just knew the results would be better this time. I picked some of the recommended ammo this time. Aguilla Super Extra and Winchester X high velocity. I also grabbed some Federal Lightning, Rem Yellow Jackets, and Rem Golden bullets. Same results as with all the other ammo. I did clean and inspect the gun very carefully before the second range visit so I know that is not the reason. The extractor looks fine so I'm lost. The last visit also resulted in about 400 rounds downrange. You would think after nearly 1000 rounds the gun would be broken in. I guess she is going to go back to S&W. I hate that! I spent good money on a brand new rifle and immediately the damn thing has to go in for repairs, hopefully their warranty service is prompt and effective. I guess I'll have to use my AR for this upcoming Appleseed. That is going to be expensive... I included a couple pics for your viewing pleasure: Wanna kill these ads? We can help!