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S&W M&P 15-22 blows up???

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by cosmose, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. cosmose

    cosmose

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    so I'm out shooting some cci quiets and decide to shoot a few aguila sub-sonic rounds, first few rounds shoot fine then it's like a mini explosion by my head, I'm guessing it fired out of battery??? casing looks real funky, it blowed out a spring and my extractor not sure what else is messed up. thankfully it did not hurt me or my brother. it was LOUD my ears are still ringing.

    do you guys have any idea on what happened??
    and how do i go about fixing it? I figure on calling or emailing smith and wesson tomorrow [​IMG]

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  2. VaporLock24

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    man that sucks, i have the same gun, and its been flawless (knock on wood). Smith and Wesson should take care of that, no prob.

    I just looked at mine, and your missing the extractor. That might be the broken part.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  3. cosmose

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    it's a big bummer just sent an order for new upgrades a few days ago:crying: matter of fact i was testing my new forend grip when it blowed
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Keep that casing, all parts and the rest of the ammo and packaging.
    Contact S&W.....they will take care of you
     
  5. bikerdog

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    How does the barrel look is there anything that could have obstructed it?

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  6. cosmose

    cosmose

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    The barrel looks fine, I had already shot 10-15 rounds of quiet before the sub-sonics so no obstructions.
     
  7. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    I thought the super quiets and other types should not be shot out of a rifle?

    Since some of the projectiles are powered by priming compound only, they might be subject to not leaving the barrel every time.
     
  8. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Wow, I really wouldn't have thought that little .22 firing out of battery would wipe out the extractor.

    Save the casing and the pics to turn over to S&W. They should take care of it.

    Is there not a safety measure to prevent firing out of battery in that gun?
     
  9. cosmose

    cosmose

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    I was shooting the CCI quiet 22lr 40gr @ 710 fps

    I don't know I thought all guns had them...I'm still not sure what really happened maybe something broke:dunno:
     
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Yep, OOB discharge. I had it happen once with a .22 conversion kit in an AR-15. It's definitely not a pleasant experience.
     
  11. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    In rimfires, it's not unheard of for the extractor to set off the primer while chambering.
    Any instance where it 'hit' the rim due to being fouled either under the extractor or at the breech face, a jammed ext spring (holding it down) could be enough to set off the primer.
     
  12. Bill Keith

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    The Aquila rounds do not have the power necessary to make a semi-auto work properly. I'm surprised your slide was able to function at all to attempt to load one of the powderless bullets.
     
  13. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Thats a POS anyways...


    Get yourself a CMMG .22 lr AR upper, mines never jammed and is more accurate than any of my 10/22s.
     
  14. mjkeat

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    Yeah, and it doesn't have a bolt hold open which renders it useless as it doesn't keep with the correct manual of arms like the M&P15-22 does. I would trade my CMMG dedicated upper for a M&P15-22 anytime.

    Jammed... All of a sudden I'm hungry for a PB&J.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  15. TTM65

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    I would bet that you had a blockage in your barrel.
     
  16. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I am thinking similar to Berto........only I suspect the extractor failed first and caused the OOB.

    ooc
     
  17. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    The good news is that S&W customer service is usually very good with shipping and repair gets it fixed quickly.

    Good luck. Mine has probably 1500-2000 rounds without issue.
     
  18. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    Check out page 10 of your owners manaul:

    Through our testing, Smith & Wesson has also found that there
    are several brands and types of .22LR ammunition that do not
    perform consistently or reliably. Consequently, Smith & Wesson
    DOES NOT RECOMMEND that the following brands or types of
    .22LR ammunition be used in your M&P15-22 rifle:
    • Remington Golden Bullet • Remington Thunderbolt
    • Remington Target 22 • Winchester Wildcat
    • Any and all sub-sonic brands and types


    They specifically tell you not to use sub-sonic ammo. bet they will fix it anyway, but if I were the warranty manager, things would be different.:upeyes:
     
  19. matt_lowry123

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    You'd never know what somebody was shooting, unless they told you.