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Bought this in 2016. Have only shot 500 rounds, but there have been no FTF or FTE. I have only shot cheap Federal and Winchester 308/7.62x51 149/150 grain brass ammo. I haven't shot for accuracy on paper, but I hit my 3 inch steel target every time I shoot at it.
The only 2 issues I've had are that the ambi bolt release on the right side broke when I pressed it today. I'd call that a MIM problem, but most guns have MIM parts these days. The other issue, which I probably caused, is that the dust cover pin walks forward which allowed the short end of the spring to spin so that I lost my spring action. When I put the pin back and close the cover, it opens like its supposed to.
I think the problem is from me changing to a Midwest industries handguard. It works great, but I'm guessing that it doesn't have something that the delta ring had to hold the pin in place. I think a longer pin will solve it. In addition to the handguard, I've added a Magpul ACS stock, BCM grip, Superlative Arms adjustable gas block and Radian Raptor SD charging handle for suppressors. Everything fit perfectly without any issues. I haven't adjusted the gas block. So far, its been wide open. My son has a Helix suppressor that we tried. The gun shot perfectly and had zero blast in my face. I love this gun and so far am 100% happy that I bought it.
I owned this rifle for 4 years and had had nothing but problems with FTF, light primer strikes, double feeds, stove piping, short stroking. I give it a 1 rating because it did fire on occasion, but has never been reliable.
I replaced the trigger with a Giessele, DSM adjustable 2 stage trigger, and still the rifle continued suffering light primer strikes especially with 7.62x51 ammo`;` it would double feed or fail to feed when using 7.62 nato rounds.
I cleaned it, lubed it I have replaced the trigger, checked gas tube alignment, I have done everything I know possible to have it function reliably and nothing improved. I took it to an old friend who was an armorer in the Corps., and was working for Barrett and he couldn't repair it. Also, S&W has proprietary parts yet no replacement parts for the rifle, only parts used for their production, so customer service has not resulted in anything but allegations that I performed improper maintenance or that it was the trigger installation. I also was told I could buy a new M&P 10 rifle from the CSR.
I was in the Corps for just shy of 21 from years, 1995 to 2016 I know how to disassemble, reassemble, and troubleshoot weapons malfunctions and can practically do so blind folded. This was honestly the worst firearm I have ever purchased. I purchased it in 2014 and eventually gave it to my father after asking if he wanted it, he has had the same problems with no resolution in sight. I purchased a CMMG 7.62 rifle and upgraded the trigger, I have had only one, only one, light primer strike while using some cheap CBC ammo, and haven't had a problem since... I then purchased a LMT rifle and it hasn't had a single problem, it has superior reliability. I also have built a DPMS rifle with Brownells premium barrel, BCM and Magpul components and it hasn't had but one cycling issue that I was guilty of for letting it get too dry and dirty, but we also fired 300+ rounds of cheap ammo. My son now uses it to hunt and hasn't had a single hiccup. So no more S&W M&P rifles for my family!
I saw a negative review on this rifle, and I can't speak for that guy's customer service experience, but as far as this rifle goes, this thing is light, accurate, utterly reliable. Compares to or beats AR-10s that go for twice as much in these features. Superb accuracy without a free floated barrel! I do not see any AR-10s that compare to the value of this rifle. I have gotten 3 1/2 to 6 1/2 groups, 5 rounds, 400 yards. Great rifle!
After purchasing the S&W MP-10 .308 I hit the range. After firing the first shot it went down hill. Many failure to feeds, failure to eject and dropped hammer with no primer strikes. I could not get through a box of ammo. Called S&W, had to pay for a box to Fed-ex it back since I was told they had a new system that could NOT send me a box. The following was on the repair order:
REPAIRED: REPLACE CHARGE HANDLE
REPAIRED: REPLACE UPPER RECEIVER
REPAIRED: REPLACE BBL
Furious that this was the ONLY firearm ever purchased that was practically nonfunctional out of the box I called Customer Service and expressed my dissatisfaction. I was told they are test fired and that there should be a spent casing included with the firearm which it did NOT. That left me with even more questions. This was my second S&W purchase, and probably the last.