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Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Mossberg 715 vs M & P 15-22 - UPDATE 15-22 IT IS!

Looking for a "plinker" for me and my son. Is the M & P worth double the price of the Mossberg for the same features?

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I ran a thread on the M&P 15-22 not that long ago. Picked one up recently, and in short they are just a blast to shoot. Overall great reviews, tons of fun for you and your son. Very easy to field strip and maintain. In addition, being a 22, you can shoot all afternoon for less than $20.
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I ran a thread on the M&P 15-22 not that long ago. Picked one up recently, and in short they are just a blast to shoot. Overall great reviews, tons of fun for you and your son. Very easy to field strip and maintain. In addition, being a 22, you can shoot all afternoon for less than $20.
No doubt a blast to shoot and economic, but I am just wondering if they are worth double - slightly more than double over the Mossberg. The guns are both AR platform and comparably equipped
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Cannot speak to the Mossberg; but I will second the praise for the Smith & Wesson M&P. It is an enjoyable weapon, and is an excellent first gun or move-up gun for a youngster.

A bit pricey for a .22 rifle; but I will say that mine has been worth every penny. Now for that slidefire stock..........


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I looked at both recently, and after looking at them, and reading reviews online, I bought the S&W 15-22. The local shop I deal with can't keep the S&W in stock, should tell you something there.
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The Mossberg feels like a plastic toy gun. The S&W feels like a real AR.
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No doubt a blast to shoot and economic, but I am just wondering if they are worth double - slightly more than double over the Mossberg. The guns are both AR platform and comparably equipped

Have looked at both but wondering same thing

Never really cared much for Mossberg's though
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No experience with the Mossberg but I have heard mixed reviews on it. The M&P is great. Bought one a few weeks ago and after shooting it I've been wondering why I didn't buy one a long time ago.
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http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...4_757784_image

Make sure yours is the pink platinum model!!
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m&p right out of the box dead nuts 50 yards I looked at the moss. like said before feels like a toy I heard the jam
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I was shooting my M&P at the range next to a guy shooting the Mossberg. I had a great time shooting with no FTE of FTF. He spent the majority of his time clearing jams ad fussing with the gun.
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m&p
worth the coin
just use good ammo (CCI Mini mag or AR tactical)
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The Mossberg feels like a plastic toy gun. The S&W feels like a real AR.
That's because that's what both are. The S&W shouldn't be double what the Mossberg costs, but it will be soon. They've been going up weekly and getting harder to come by.
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just use good ammo (CCI Mini mag or AR tactical)
Good luck on finding CCI Mini Mags. There are NONE to be had anywhere around here.
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Now for that slidefire stock..........


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A buddy of mine put one on his, said it is a hoot to shoot.
I think the trigger need some work (may have just changed it) to get it to work right.
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A buddy of mine put one on his, said it is a hoot to shoot.
I think the trigger need some work (may have just changed it) to get it to work right.
Yep; thinking about dropping it off and letting the SF boys work it. Pricey, but it will be done right. Shoulda just bought one from them in the first place.


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Good luck on finding CCI Mini Mags. There are NONE to be had anywhere around here.
Nothing around here either. I bought a case of the AR Tactical about a week before Newtown, wish I had tripled that order now.

I was in Walmart this AM getting some cleaning supplies, ammo shelves were pretty bare except for a buttload of Win .223. Go figure.
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I have no problems using remington golden bullets in mine, I have a 1000 or so to use up.
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Looking for a "plinker" for me and my son. Is the M & P worth double the price of the Mossberg for the same features?
I own both. Hands down, the M-P is the much better weapon. It is actually built on the AR platform, and is much more durable, and reliable.

The Mossberg is nothing more than a Mossberg 702 with a different skin to "look" like an AR weapon. The M-P is my sons favorite shooter, while the Mossberg sits in the safe.
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I own a 15-22 and have shot the mossberg, and in my opinion the mossberg is not even in the same league. You really can't compare the two.
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