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Well I did it, I went out and picked up a 15-22. I have been saving money for one but I didn't have enough for the full price.

I had been searching for a good deal, when I found a shop 75 miles away that had a price of $399! I checked with all of the local shops to see if they could even get close. The first shop didn't have any but they could order one for $600. The second one had one gun left, but they wanted $540. I even checked a shop out of town that I drive past for work and they wouldn't go lower than $469.

So I headed out for the long drive to pick it up. After having seen it, I say it was well worth it!
I got home and showed it to my son and he was thrilled. We went out the range, but I forgot my darned camera. I will try to get pics next week when I get back into town.

At the range, we shot Blazer bulk ammo. 300 rounds with no issues. No prior cleaning or lube. Just spot on functioning. The trigger was a little stiff, but nothing major. The accuracy was spot on for Iron sights. What a blast! I can't wait till tomarrow!
 

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Well I did it, I went out and picked up a 15-22. I have been saving money for one but I didn't have enough for the full price.

I had been searching for a good deal, when I found a shop 75 miles away that had a price of $399! I checked with all of the local shops to see if they could even get close. The first shop didn't have any but they could order one for $600. The second one had one gun left, but they wanted $540. I even checked a shop out of town that I drive past for work and they wouldn't go lower than $469.

So I headed out for the long drive to pick it up. After having seen it, I say it was well worth it!
I got home and showed it to my son and he was thrilled. We went out the range, but I forgot my darned camera. I will try to get pics next week when I get back into town.

At the range, we shot Blazer bulk ammo. 300 rounds with no issues. No prior cleaning or lube. Just spot on functioning. The trigger was a little stiff, but nothing major. The accuracy was spot on for Iron sights. What a blast! I can't wait till tomarrow!
There is a good chance the shops with higher prices might be higher priced models like the MOE Magpul models. The base model is just that with no flash hider on the end of the barrel either. They go all the way up to the Performance Center semi-custom model with its 18" threaded match barrel, Vltor stock and Hogue grip, which lists for $769 but can be had from a good shop for around $625. I am pretty sure the one you have it the Standard model that lits for $499.
If you want to lighten the trigger I suggest going online to Brownells and buying the JP reduced power spring set. That will get the pull down to the 3-4# range.
 

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Thanks for the reply, my son double posted this so here is my first noob sorry.
The one shop had the baseline at $540. They had it in the shop and it was no MOE.
The other shop didn't have one in but stated that they could order one for $600. I asked them what do they charge for a M&P15, he pointed behind the counter at one on the rack. Flipped the price tag so he could read it $1400!!! Hold up, that's your basic model?, he said yeah thats the going price. I asked to see it and it had the EOtech ultra dot on it. The guy behind the counter didn't have a clue.
 

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$10 for the springs and a tube of flitz metal polish. Assemble the fire control group in the lower, put some flitz in there where the parts rub against each other, and while you are watching tv or something similar, just sit with the lower ONLY and work the trigger, using your other hand to control and reset the hammer. A couple nights of that and you will have a very nice trigger for less than $20 total investment.
 

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Well, good news and bad news! Good news = you got yourself a fine shooting little rifle there........bad news = it won't be long until your son claims it is HIS 15-22....thus, you'll have to go buy another one if you want to shoot with him! :rolleyes: :D

Cyclops

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I have a really, really good time at the range with mine! :bthumb:
 

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That's the standard mount that comes with the sight (plus a 1/2" riser), but on my Sig, I used a cheap QD mount from Amazon:

1/2" riser:
http://www.amazon.com/Burris-410340...sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1334668001&sr=1-12

QD mount:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EL97V0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I have 3 of those QD mounts in the NcSTAR brand and they work very well. The only time I went with an other was on my multigun AR. I needed more forward overhang so used an AR-Stoner 30mm to mount a 1-6x24 tactical scope. Wanted to use the Burris but they were out of stock everywhere I checked.
 

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Well today I went out with a good friend and his wife to the range. Both him and his wife had never shot a 15-22, they had a blast. I also brought along the Savage Mark II and my old Remington single shot 514. We shot the bolt actions at very small metal swinging plates (2.5 inches) as well as some paper bulleyes. Then we would walk up and shot the 15-22.

After my son got home and had finished his home work, I took him out as well. We shot larger plates at 75 yards and then we would run up and do some shooting with the 15-22 and my Buckmark. My Son had so much fun doing the run and gun that we're going back again tomorrow. I'm going to set up a little tactical course on the pistol range. I really need to buy some more mags for the 15-22. I have 3 for the Buckmark, and he really enjoyed the tactical reloading and firing.
 
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