WTB: M&P 15-22 MOE FDE .22 in the Upstate

Tigerstripe

Active Member
ive never shot one but i think you would be better off getting an AR lower and the deticated 22 upper, 1/16 twist 22. my upper was only $365. it works great on my select fire lower and my SBR lower. you can build a lower with a moe stock for$280 and then have a place for other uppers. why pay that much for only 22?
 

bigfutz

Active Member
One thing I do know about it, the trigger guard is built into the receiver and is curved, so a Slide Fire stock won't fit without modding the stock. Personally, I would NOT mod a Slide Fire stock due to the touchy subject of the BATFE letter that comes with it. And if I did get a 22LR AR, I would definitely want a Slide Fire!
 

Tigerstripe

Active Member
at one time i saw the CMMG 22 complete upper at Academy for 379.

i got mine at Palmetto Shooters supply for 369. Bob at Upstate Armory might have them.

when PSA has a sale you can get a lower for about 50 bucks, a lower parts kit for , mine was , 52 and i got a moe stock set, everything for putting a stock on the reciever for 79.

they have 223 uppers STARTING at 399. these prices are at their sales and were last year.

so 80 and 50 and 52 and 369 equals 650 plus tax and plus mags for about 17 each. bet they will give you one if you buy all that. one may come with the upper, i forget.

that way you have a 16/ 1 twist barrel for 22s and a platform for a 223, 9mm or 300 or 762x39 or even 50 bmg not just a seperate 22 rifle.

http://youtu.be/qkVuUIDNZjw

22 mag dump video
 

bigfutz

Active Member
Try Dick's Sporting Goods in the Shoppes at Gridlock on Woodruff Rd. I'm sure they have a 15-22 for $4-something. Academy is also on Woodruff.
 

Tigerstripe

Active Member
been to long since i was in school.
why do you trust my math?

80 plus 50 plus 52 plus 369 equals $551

sorry about that 650

but you will also need an optic (42 bucks at walmart ) or sights, if you get the picanany rail upper.

a seperate gun is great but i have a Ruger 10-22 i havent shot in years because i got a 22 upper for my ARs
 

04ctd

New Member
i thought i saw a NEW one for $399 at East Coast yesterday?

a guy sold one on local forum for $400 with extras recently.

i think it makes sense for a fun plinker
 

davekeller

New Member
I weighed the pros and cons and I decided to go with the dedicated plinker. I'm not going to be switching out uppers as much as I think and if I want to shoot 5.56, I will buy a dedicated weapon for it. I found a 15-22 MOE Black for $509 out of the door which is a steal for that price. It's a really light weapon and the only additional modification that I want to do is to purchase a metal charging handle. I also picked up 3 mags, Aimpoint clone red dot, and a swinging plinking target. I'm real excited about it!
 

bigfutz

Active Member
Congratulations, Dave! 22LR is lots of fun, and what you save on ammo will pay for the gun. There are lots of cool target options for 22, like the orange self-healing balls and the "walking" target - 4 legs with a target on each foot. Ammo: each gun is different, but I and others have had good luck with the Remington Golden Bullet, 525 round box for $18 at Academy.
 

davekeller

New Member
Hey bigfutz!

Thanks man! I have a 10/22 and I like it but this is an awesome tactical looking option! I was going to try and run some bulk Federal through it since it's what I have. A lot of people say that is fine and I will probably pick up some of the stuff you mentioned afterwards!

I'm really excited! Also, if anyone is wondering. The 15-22 MOE FDE have been put back in stock at Buds! They have been out for a long time so this would be good if anyone is wanting to jump on one of these: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/prod ... s_id/70715
 

PapaBear

Member
bigfutz said:
Congratulations, Dave! 22LR is lots of fun, and what you save on ammo will pay for the gun. There are lots of cool target options for 22, like the orange self-healing balls and the "walking" target - 4 legs with a target on each foot. Ammo: each gun is different, but I and others have had good luck with the Remington Golden Bullet, 525 round box for $18 at Academy.
I have had some bad luck recently with the bulk Golden Bullet from Remington. Put 200 rounds through my 15-22 one day at the range and had 6 FTF and one FTE with them.

Put some CCI ammo through it the other day and had ZERO FTF or FTE in about 250 rounds. I think it's rifle dependent on the bulk .22LR ammo, especially with these rifles.

So shoot what you can, and stick with what works. It's cheap enough that you can experiment with it and find out what your rifle likes.

By the way, the JP Power yellow FCG springs make a WORLD of difference on the trigger if you don't want to spend the $$ on a trigger group. I got the springs for $12 shipped from Brownells. Haven't measured the pull, but it's way better than stock.
 
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