One semi rimfire rifle - 10/22 or MP15-22 or ??

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  1. V Gehts

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    Yes I agree but the ones I’ve been seeing are kinda pricey in my book...
     
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  2. Bohucka

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    I only own the M&P 15-22, but it is damn near impossible to shoot it without finding a big smile creeping over your face...
     

  3. pike bishop

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    concur; got rid of first 15-22 shortly after picking up takedown last year, then ended up reconsidering decision & recently reacquired one. won't make that mistake again.
     
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  4. Nutty Professor 188

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    You would be well served by either.

    But, I would go with the 10/22.

    It's been around forever and I don't see Ruger discontinuing it any time soon. EVERY part can be replaced by OEM or aftermarket. It is absolutely infinitely customizable.
    It can be turned into anything you want; AR, MG42, M1 carbine, Tommy Gun, bullpup, etc.

    Magazines are very durable and compact (10 rounders).

    The rifle is very durable. I have had mine since 1988 when my dad gave it to me and it was given to him in 1965 by my mom.

    Enjoy whichever one you get.
     
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  5. jmohme

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    For me it would be the 10/22.
    So many choices in the 10/22 line and lots of aftermarket if you like to tinker.

    I like Smith & Wesson for revolvers, but not much else.
     
  6. professor kv

    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    The MP15-22 is sexier, but the 10-22 is probably simpler, sturdier, has more available accessories, is less likely to run afoul of anti-gun legislation.

    You need to consider what's the present and future purpose of this firearm.
     
  7. Darkangel1846

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    I like my 15-22, but you can do a lot to upgrade your 10-22., triggers , barrels endless items.
     
  8. wanderson

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    I have a Charger and my only gripe is with the wood stock acting as the magwell, you see lots of different opinions on what is a reliable mag and I think it’s this variance that’s the cause of it. There’s fixes for it, but the 15-22 is really the better choice for an out of the box don’t wanna mess with it option.
    best reason for a 10/22 or Charger is my GSG 110 round drum.
    And the fact that either option plus the drum is much cheaper than the 15-22.
    My Charger is the takedown version and if I had to do it all over again, I’d skip the takedown. For my needs the cons outweigh the pros.
     
  9. rogn

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    I havent had any experience with the S&W AR semiclone but I did buy a 10-22 sporter in or about 1968 for the exhorbitant sum of 87.50$. Its light, handy, accurate, reliable, dependable and on. It has hiccuped on some white box super cheap ammo, but on quality stuff it has been flawless. I like it because its traditional walnut and blued steel.

    The S&W is just another good mechanism in a different outfit. Just like buying a car. Interstate cruiser, in town commuter or rock crawler. Purposes like AR series intro and traing, this would certainly be ideal.
     
  10. Uncle Don

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    I understand what you're saying, but must make the point (at least for myself) that my choices can't be because I fear that someone in the Govt is coming for them. That said, I won't make them for the opposite reason either.
     
  11. Khufu

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    But that could also be a negative...

    What started as a fun shooter becomes an obsession....
     
  12. rainman33

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    I’ve decided, just recently, to build a 10/22. I really thought about buying a cmmg dedicated 22lr upper, but at the end of the day the accessories and parts available for the 10/22 made it an easy decision.
     
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  13. BC42

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    I looked into 22lr conversions and uppers before I got my 10/22. There's too many negatives for me to screw up an AR just to shoot 22lr on it. I also considered the M&P15-22 but thought it was too bulky for a fun 22 plinker.
     
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    Exactly. There’s too many proprietary designs. Ultimately, a 10/22 is the AR of the 22lr world .
     
  15. BC42

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    Had I known then what I know now, I would've just bought a 10/22 receiver and start from there. But then I wouldn't have the cool little takedown bag :).
     
  16. Khufu

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    But a conversion upper seems like it could have some benefits.

    Can plink with cheap ammo.

    For non-match practical course practice, same feel as regular AR so good practice.

    With registered lower can be NFA.
     
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    Yes, there are benefits for some but I was strictly talking about MY needs.

    22lr conversions are hard on AR lowers and if you have aftermarket triggers, can damage or break them. That's why I started looking at the MP15-22. Then I realized that I'd rather have a 10/22 over a faux AR.
     
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    aired out 15-22 this afternoon. wanted to test new volquartsen extractor on some random fodder & ran without a hitch on everything except the quiet stuff, which literally turned it into a single shot as to be expected.
     
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    I've never heard about .22lr conversions being hard on a lower. Can't say I have experienced any issues with mine.
     
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    I don't like AR's so I don't want an AR look-alike. However, I do like M1 carbines and there are 10-22 kits based on M1 Carbines .

    There are two things that will most improve the accuracy of the 10-22 with the least amount of modification. One is a custom trigger and even the Ruger BX trigger is pretty good.

    The other thing that is helpful either with a standard barrel or a bull barrel, is the Tactical Innovations Adjustable V-Block which prevent barrel droop and tightens the barrel square to the receiver.

    The next step up in accuracy improvement with a 10-22 is a bull Barrel but that requires a custom stock. The exception to that is the Ruger 10-22 charger which already has a free floated heavy barrel and after market brarrels will fit in the same stock. Also I think standard barrels can be but for a Bentz match chamber but I doun't know if that requires milling the breech face.

    https://www.eabco.net/Adjustable-Tension-V-Block-for-Ruger-1022-Barrel-Assembly_p_14181.html
     
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