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Old 03-07-2014, 6:33 AM
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I am thinking about purchasing a M&P 10. I am new to 308 ar platform rifles. This will be a range plinker. I will be using a 3.5 power acog on it. I have questions. Does any one have one ? If so, are you happy with it ? How is the accuracy? Is it reliable ? Are they ammo picky ?
I see they only come with one mag. I do not see mags on the S&W website. Is there a source for extras ? Thanks
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Old 03-07-2014, 7:25 AM
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The S&W M&P-10 uses the KAC/DPMS/Magpul pattern magazines.
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Old 03-07-2014, 7:30 AM
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http://www.slickguns.com/product/smi...-free-shipping

Pretty good deal on one- 5 days old. I almost got one but I like building my rifles to my own specs. On the other hand, S&W have good customer service, lifetime warranty, and are a reputable brand.
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Old 03-07-2014, 8:47 AM
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I like mine. If you get one, here's some pointers to save you from grief.
1) Get some magpul magazines instead of the included ASC mag. Don't try to diagnose any feeding issues with the factory mag, just put it aside & use magpul.

2) buy a mag lock kit (bullet button) and replace the spring. An Ar15 mag lock kit will work fine. The factory spring on the CA version is too weak such that recoil will pop the mag out.

3) it needs to be broken in. It has some tight tolerances, which is a good thing, but that means some parts have to wear in to work reliably. You can speed up the process by pulling the charging handle back a few hundred times. It's good arm exercise, and cheaper than shooting ammo. Or use cheap steel ammo because it shoots that pretty well.

After those 3 things and 150 rounds down range, magically all problems went away and I could even use the ASC mags. That slick guns listing is a great price.
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Old 03-07-2014, 3:44 PM
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Also checkout the new Ruger SR762.... I finally got to fondle one yesterday. Very, very nice.
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