Went to the range last night to shoot the new S&W M&P15X
Also got to shoot the new S&W M&P.40SC I picked up a week ago for the first time,
Got to say that both myself and wife are glad we got the .40 instead of the 9mm. Great little gun.
On to the AR.
Straight out of the box this thing shoots awesome. That aroma 5.56 produces sent a reminder of practice & qualification 25 years ago.
Using open sights (Troy folding rear and fixed A2 front) sighted in at 25 yards:
Little bit low and left but all 20 rnds grouped.
100 yards I had a hard time seeing the center of the 8.5x11 target but looks like it collected ok. A bit high and right
Overall operated perfectly, used (3) 30 rnd PMags, a 20 round colt, and the 30 round mag that came with the AR. Shot a total of 100 rounds.
Below shot with cell phone, not the best:
I can see this is going to be an expensive hobby, I think it's a good time to stock up on 5.56 while it's at $175 / case