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New S&W M&P 15-22

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Well yesterday I decided to buy me a new S&W M&P 15-22. I got it at about 10am. I went to shoot it at about 2 that afternoon. This thing was shooting fairly accurate and had very few firing problems at about 200 rounds. I was very impressed. I put it back in my truck about to head home, but my little cousin drove up wanted to see it. I pulled it back out and loaded it. I fired about 10 rounds and then it happened. It fired out of battery.

I'm sitting now at the airport about to go to work and will be gone for three weeks. So, it looks like it will have to lay broken at my house til I come back home and can see about sending it to S&W. Very aggravating to happen on a gun I'd only had for about 5 or 6 hours. I have some pictures on my camera, but can't seem to find my card reader so I can load them to my computer. It looks like the bolt and extractor will need some repairs.

Just thought I would share a FML sotry.

I also thought I put this in the rimfire section, my bad.
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Well, I'm still at work. I had to work extra this hitch because of a training school.

I had my brother-in-law take my gun by the shop where it was purchased to let their smith look at it. They said they would get it taken care of. I guess I'll find out more when I get back in.
I own a S/W M&P 15-22. And like it. It is picky about the cheap bulk ammo sometimes. With better ammo its never had a hiccup.
I've put a front grip and an attached fold up bipod on it.
Accurate, fun, and even better- cheap to shoot.
I forgot to update this.

I got the rifle back when I got home from work last time. The guy at the gun shop said everything was still there so he just removed the cartridge that was stuck in there and put it all back together. He fired it several times and it worked good. I took it and shot about 200-300 rounds through it while i was at home, and I encountered no more problems. Just a few FTFs and FTEs which is probably just my cheap bulk ammo.
I also found these pictures on my camera that I took and never posted:

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Interesting picture of the out of battery casing. Did your friend check to make sure the firing pin wasn't sticking forward for some reason. I haven't taken the bolt apart on one yet, or to see if some powder residue or other crud could lock it forward.
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