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MP 15-22 or Ruger 10-22 ??

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by silvrevo, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. silvrevo


    Jul 21, 2007
    Kinda looking into the .22 riffles, and I like the looks of the mp15-22 and the ruger 10-22.

    I kinda like the looks of the Ruger better. Is one model better than the other as far as jamming up?

    Also I see there is a Ruger sr-22. How is this different than the 10-22?

    There is about a $200 price difference between the two.

    After looking at a few pictures on here of 10-22's, and how people have modded them up,,, is it better to go with the 10-22 than the SR-22?

    I think Im going to start making a picture folder of the Rugers I like, and maybe how I would like mine to be one day.



    Dec 20, 2002
    It's hard to wrong with a 10/22. Proven design, mine is highly reliable and accurate. All I've done to mine is add a Volquartsen hammer to improve the trigger pull (it's great now).
    If you really want a military looking .22lr, the SR-22 is just a dolled up 10/22. I don't like it personally because it really doesn't add anything except a military look and an enlarged price tag, but if you're into that....
    I would recommend a basic 10/22 and build it up as you see fit. Stocks, barrels, scopes, all the goodies are available for a 10/22.

  3. Flipz


    Nov 9, 2009
    Go with the Sig 522. Mine has been 100% flawless with more than 4000 rounds through it of all sorts of different .22lr ammo.
  4. bambikilr


    Oct 29, 2009
    Ruger...been around & tons of mods for it
  5. tx787


    Feb 11, 2010
    I think those are your two best choices, the 10/22 is a classic .22 rifle, always has been, always will be, always held in high regard. You NEVER see used ones, there's a reason for that. The M&P 15-22 gives you an "AR" feel with the ability to add tons of features and toys if you want, and of course 25 round magazines for blasting away that cheap 22 ammo.

    It's apples and oranges, decide if you want classic or tacticool or get one of each! The 15-22 is the best of the 22 ARs IMO, they are very reliable and very well made. The SR22 is a modified 10/22 FYI.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  6. chineseboxer


    Jan 30, 2009
    New England
    I have both. I find 10/22's a little boring. MP15-22 is just a blast to shoot. Seems to find it's way into my gun case every time I go to the range.
  7. T. Harless

    T. Harless

    Jan 14, 2003
    I've a few 10/22s and a 15/22. It's apples and oranges really. My "good" 10/22 is decked out with a Volquartsen drop in trigger, Hogue overmolded stock, Tactical Solutions threaded barrel and a nice Nikon 4x scope. Dime size groups at 50 all day. Wouldn't trade it for the world. On the other hand, the M&P is such fun to shoot. 25 rd mags that work great. It's sporting the EOTech from my Bushmaster and an AAC Pilot supressor. It's awesome. I've never scoped it so I don't know what the real accuracy of the M&P is. If I had to pick a fun gun I'd go M&P. If I had to pick one solid .22 I'd lean 10/22. Then there's the Savage MK III that's a one hole wonder.......... They're .22s get 'em all.
  8. smokin762


    Apr 19, 2009
    I vote for the S&W M&P 15-22. You can use regular AR rifle Trigger parts, stocks, pistol grips, flash hiders and sights. This would be a fun and cheap way to learn the fundamentals of an AR rifle. :cool:
  9. silvrevo


    Jul 21, 2007
    sr22 and 10-22 also can be had with a 25 round magazine as well right?
  10. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    Which one to buy? It depends?

    Are you looking to train on the same fire controls as your AR15 but save a little money on ammo? If so get the M&P1522.

    If you just want to poke holes in paper and you love to tinker and upgrade and modify and change the look of your gun month after month...then a Ruger 10/22 is a great platform. They make millions of aftermarket parts for the 10/22 that you can literally build a whole gun from non Ruger made parts. You can set it up as a SBR CQB looking military gun then a week later order parts to make it look like a long range varmint sniper. Its probably more modular than the AR15? lol.
  11. Iflyfish


    Dec 1, 2006
    I have both. The difference between the two is night and day. Both are great guns. The 10-22 is tried and true, reliable, easy to maintain, tons of modifications available. The 15-22 is pure fun. It’s as close to an AR as you can get. I rarely shoot the 10-22 anymore but I would never consider parting with it. I recommend you get………………………………………both.
  12. KingWalleye


    Jan 6, 2011
    Me too! Awesome gun even if it doesn't come with sights.
  13. g34fan


    Apr 23, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I own a Ruger 10-22 and a Sig 522. I've also looked at the M&P as well as others. I would go with the Sig. One of the most reliable guns I own and incredibly fun to shoot. I added an inexpensive TruGlo Red Dot and my kids and I have been having non-stop fun with it. The Ruger has been gathering dust ever since. Our local range was looking for an AR style .22 to add to their rentals. They checked out every one on the market and ended up going with the Sig 522 as well. Reliability was one of their top reasons for buying it. Nothing worse than a rental that causes problems for your customers.
  14. Chattanoogaphil


    Feb 24, 2010
    I have the Sig and S&W. The S&W is a good light weight bang at soda cans gun, and the Sig is more of a precision shooter.

  15. ScooterFLH


    Nov 8, 2009
    15-22 without a doubt
  16. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

    Jan 25, 2009
    Central FL
    Wow.... I can whack stuffed wine corks out of the bottles at 100 yards with my M&P 15-22. I consider it the precision semi auto --second to my tricked 10/22.

    Lately, I have been leaving the Sig 522 in the safe for such escapades. Just not quite "there" IMO
  17. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

    Jan 16, 2010
    S&W M&P 15-22 = Cadillac CTS

    Ruger 10/22 = Chevy Cobalt

    I have a Cobalt, can't knock it that much, but I own a 15-22. Comparing the 15-22 to the 10/22 isn't really fair to the 10/22.
  18. Reswob


    Mar 8, 2009
    Already have an AR-15? Get a conversion kit or dedicated .22 upper for it. Otherwise get a 10/22. Pass on the "toy" .22 AR clones.
  19. bman940

    bman940 Nikon Pro Staff

    Jan 8, 2011
    N. Texas
    Lots of great answers and the nice thing is that none of them are wrong. I have the Smith, a Ruger and a drop in 22 lr for my AR. I think the Smith is the most fun. It is the one my son always wants to shoot and is very accurate to 50 yards.
    I put a Nikon M-223 1-4 Point Blank reticle on it and you can literally bang steel all day long. We have put over 5000 rounds through mine with only 1 cleaning and never a malfunction. No complainta about the Ruger either. It has a few modifications and is more accurate, just not as much fun.
  20. Chattanoogaphil


    Feb 24, 2010
    American Rifleman recently tested all the black gun 22s. Their reported accuracy results are on par with my findings and of those I shoot with. The 1522 is about a 3-4MOA rifle.