Looking for opinions on this .22 long rifle. Are they reliable? How's the quality? Thanks
A 10/22 and an M&P 15-22 are nothing alike at all. The M&P is based on the AR platform. Both are fine guns, but no where near interchangeable as far as form or function.Might want to also look at a ruger 10/22 u can pick them up new for around $200
I never was what you would call "attracted" to the M16 platform. My background included being a multi state competitor in DCM/CMP service rifle championships and serving on the State team at the National Championships. When I started, we still had the M14 chassis rifles and the older men were allowed to stay with their M1's. When service men started using the M16 chassis rifles, they were not really competitive, at least on the 600 yard targets. Then the AMU and Marine Corp armorers got to work and figured out how to make them shoot. Between the armorers, the barrel companies and the bullet makers, they overcame the short comings. The updated rifles are dependable, accurate and long lasting. Unlike M14's or my bolt action rifles, the yearly barrel change can be done at home with nothing but a 1/16th pin punch and a big pair of channel locks. Now, pretty much every competitor uses them. I use the 15-.22 for a winter smallbore league to stay with the same chassis to be consistent. My Anschutz will outshoot it, but that gets used for a different game. The younger generation has only used the M16 chassis, so it is comfortable for them.Other than playing make believe 'I'm a spec op guy', I don't really see the attraction to these AR style .22lr guns. But the market says they are really popular so obviously I am not speaking for all shooters. I am pretty confident that my pet 10/22 Deluxe model with its stock Ruger barrel will perform as well as any of these new plastic fantastic plinkers but will also admit to having trained that old 10/22 extensively over the past 20 years so obviously I am going to be biased on this.