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Old 10-13-2012, 10:51 AM
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Default Mossberg Tactical .22 vs. S&W 15-22 rifle

Turner's is currently running a sale on the S&W 15-22 rifle after having recently run a sale on the Mossberg Tactical .22, which I've been itching to get.

Both of the rifles have the "AR" look, and the Smith & Wesson is not too much more expensive (they're both a bit less than $350.)

Does anyone here have any opinion of how they might compare as far as quality, accuracy etc?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:20 PM
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Have a look at the break down of the rifle..... Two push pins and the S&W is apart..... I could be wrong but as I remember the Mossberg entailed removing a bunch of screws.....
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 PM
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got the mossberg a while ago, it looks like an ar but acts like the plinkster. great gun, shot thousands through it without cleaning and no hiccups other than some bad winchester 333 ammo. but none of my 22s like that. this thing eats federal bulk all day and if you have some of the plinkster mags those work in it.
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I just bought the m&p ar15-22. I chose it over the.mossberg because it acts like an ar trainer. It has a bcg, charging handle, upper and lower, so it operates like a full sized ar and its great to train with. Unlike the mossberg which you have to remove a million tiny screws. Its mossbergs .22 rifle in ar drag.
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Old 10-14-2012, 6:58 AM
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[QUOTE=bishop2queen's6;9510535]I just bought the m&p ar15-22. I chose it over the.mossberg because it acts like an ar trainer. It has a bcg, charging handle, upper and lower, so it operates like a full sized ar and its great to train with. Unlike the mossberg which you have to remove a million tiny screws. Its mossbergs .22 rifle in ar drag.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-14-2012, 1:18 PM
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if you can get a new mp1522 for under 350 get it and don't look back personally imo of ask the tacticool 22s flooding the market the smith is the best... design, breakdown, weight and reliability all better then the others imo and experience
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if you can get a new mp1522 for under 350 get it and don't look back personally imo of ask the tacticool 22s flooding the market the smith is the best... design, breakdown, weight and reliability all better then the others imo and experience
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I bought the Mossberg tactical .22 even though I really wanted the M&P 15-22 solely because of price. After two trips to the range I traded it to my brother. I hated it. It felt like a cheap BB gun.

When I DROSed my M&P 15 I grabbed the 15-22 as well. Much happier with it. Just feels sturdier and more solid. But it was twice the price I paid for the Mossberg.
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Old 10-14-2012, 7:08 PM
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the tactical mossberg is just a tactical 702 plinkster, and i love my plinkster. Never had any issues with it, only cleaned it a few times, ran a few thousand rounds of all kinds of cheap ammo through it, and it's plenty accurate. can't complain about it!!!!

and although i have no experience with the 15-22, i've only heard good things about it.
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The s&w 15-22 gets my vote. It has a lot of AR parts that can be used on it and as others have say it operates just like an AR.

Here is mine I just finished painting

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i own a Mossberg 715T ("tactical" .22LR).
like the others said, its a regular Mossberg .22 rifle inside of a AR plastic shell. and yes theres a few screws to take out when you want to clean/disassemble...but its not that bad.
the 715T is actually pretty accurate, and reliable. coincidentally, mine hates Winchester (555) amo, but the minute I went to CCI, not a single problem.
i like mine a lot, its a great trainer for my 11 year old son (main reason i bought it).
i run a bore snake through it every trip out and it functions perfectly.
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Turner's is currently running a sale on the S&W 15-22 rifle after having recently run a sale on the Mossberg Tactical .22, which I've been itching to get.

Both of the rifles have the "AR" look, and the Smith & Wesson is not too much more expensive (they're both a bit less than $350.)

Does anyone here have any opinion of how they might compare as far as quality, accuracy etc?
I had the moss tact 22 Pros are its cheap cons are takedown 15 screws and bolt are PITA to take apart mag release is a POS you gotta wiggle the release while pulling on the mag and its made out of plastic I sold mine less than a year after I bought it
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:57 AM
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the mossberg is just as good, it shot bulk federal just fine. all the 22lr tactical rifles are cheaper clones . nothing special about the S&W. the mossberg is harder to clean you can shoot many times before take down time. just run patches down the bore and spray lube the bolt and receiver.
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While reasonable people can certainly disagree I think the S&W 15-22 is worth every cent of the price difference between it and it's competitors.
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I like the smith more, but honestly, for a few extra dollars you can get a GSG-522. Way more solid gun and a super fun range toy.
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While reasonable people can certainly disagree I think the S&W 15-22 is worth every cent of the price difference between it and it's competitors.
+2 on this one....I have two 15-22's, a Walther Umarex COLT, and a Ruger SR-22 all AR type .22lr rifles. They are all great rifles but the M&P 15-22 just seems to be a class above the rest. Just my .02
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I always take my dads mp15-22 when I go to the range. It is alot of fun and is a great way to train on a tacticool rifle for cheap. I want to add some ar accessories to it like a vfg and an optic.

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I've owned my 15-22 for about two years now, its the most fun gun I own. I usually shoot it 'till my arms are tired; if you considering how light it is, that's pretty much two bricks and all day.

I've shot Federal, Winchester, and CCI bulk with only the expected occasional dud round to be the problem.
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15-22 all the way. I think it is a much better gun all around. I ended up getting the sig 522, cause im a fanboi like that... and because after holding it, I felt it was the highest quality tacticool 22 out there... but the price is definitely high for a 22.
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my vote -> M&P 15-22 all the way!!!
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15-22! The rest aren't close IMO.
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Is the sale still on? I never saw the ad in their weekly ad. I check every friday
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its really no comparison. The 15-22 mimics an actual AR15

the mossberg is a plinkster in a dress-up kit
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