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Ill start by saying that S&W was very quick to get me squared away with a shipping label to get it back for repair.
Less than 100 rounds through the new 15-22 and had a bunch of FTEs and stovepipes along with ejections ranging between flopping out of the port to 6". Finally, the extractor relieved itself from duty without approval.
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It is getting sent back tomorrow, along with the parts that are no longer in place.
Anyone upgrade/modify their extractor and/or ejector which has proven to be reliable?

Side note. Shooting steel at 200+ on the side of a hill with a 22 is more fun than getting it zeroed at 100 on paper.
 
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You could save yourself the hassle and just buy an updated extractor.

Takes about 2-minutes to replace if you milk it.

Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor for S&W M&P 15-22
I have looked at that. Along with the upgraded plunger and spring. Anyone done anything different that theyd recommend?
Either way, Im having them check it out before I modify.
Im thinking maybe a trigger upgrade and anti-walk (15-22 spec) pins eventually.
 
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Sounds like I will have Volquartsen parts waiting for it when it gets back from S&W.
I remember hearing about issues with the early runs on these. Was hoping that Id get lucky buying a new one in 2018. Oh well.
More upgrades will cause more upgrades and eventually lead to a can.
 
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I musta got lucky with mine...had it for years and never had issues with FTE or jams other than when I used certain crappy ammo.

It loves federal and CCI. runs it flawlessly and it has definitely had thousands of rounds though it.
I seem to be on the unlucky side. My Evo 3 S1 had a crack in the hammer that I found after the first range trip when I decided to polish the internals. CZ sent me a new one quickly.
I have no worries. Just going to let them check it out since it failed while firing. That way if there is ever an issue, I can have the record that it was sent in under warranty.
 
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Extractor, plunger, and spring ordered.
Should be here next week. So, parts will be waiting when the rifle gets back. Holding off of trigger for now, need to get a water tank for my cargo trailer conversion.
 
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Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Accessories | TANDEMKROSS

Shop for Tactical Firearms Parts and Accessories - Tacticool22

No experience with the above extractors (I do have other parts from tandomkross). Both companies are very reputable should you decide to go with them vs Volquartsen.

I have Volquartsen extracters in both mine and my daughter's 15-22 as well as KNS pins and CMC 3.5lb flat faced triggers. They have been flawless....Hope you get it all sorted out.
+1 about Tandemkross quality. Have not used Tandemkross products on 15-22 but have on other guns.

For my 15-22 I’m planning on getting double tap brand binary trigger. Supposedly can be used on regular ARs as well. 1/2 the cost of franklin arms or fostech trigger but supposedly heavier trigger than those.
 
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Decided to give Tacticool22 a shot. Being based out of Oregon, I ordered it Thursday afternoon and it was in the mailbox Saturday morning.
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Ive been thinking about getting Binary triggers (for AR and EVO), but I think I will enjoy cans more. So, that is what my gun budget is getting saved up for this year.
 
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Finally got notice that S&W proccessed the rifle in yesterday. Now for the long wait. Anyone have insider info on how long they take?
Hopefully it will be back before I do the paperwork for a can.
 
I can’t comment on S&W but Ruger paid both ways when I had to send in my PC Carbine. About a week to and a week back. Ruger has it for like 2 days? I say that was a fairly quick turnaround.
 
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I had the same problem with both of my 15-22's. I spent a little time on the S&W forum & the MP15-22 section. After reading that it was a common problem, I found that a small tweak to the extractor fixed the issue. I performed the tweak and neither firearm has experienced a FTE since.
 
Aftermarket extractor cured my 15-22 blues. Aside of that my 15-22’s have been extremely reliable and a ton of fun to shoot! Can’t really think of a .22 carbine/rifle that I injoy shooting more. Just too bad that S&W can’t dial them in a little better.
 

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