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Old 03-10-2017, 11:20 AM
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Default Purchase advice New 15-22 Sport vs older PC

I'm looking to buy a 15-22 and like it states in the title, I'm trying to figure out if I should go with the newer sport model or the previous Performance Center model with the quad hand guard. At this point, the PC model would only be about $100 more (about $380 vs $480).

It seems that with the PC model, I would get the two stage trigger and what I think is a better handgrip. With the new Sport, I get the M-Lok and Magpul sights.

I have read through about everything I can find and still feel a little confused. Any opinions would be appreciated.

If it makes any difference, I'm in NJ, so I can only look at compliant models. Its a fixed stock, 10 round mag and no threaded Barrel for me.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:15 PM
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From what i hear the only real advantage to the PC is the rock river arms 2 stage trigger, which i don't have any experience with, the barrel fluting is only at the visible end and the reported match chamber....well i have yet to see anyone on this forum rave about how much better it is performance wise.

For that extra $100 you could add a load of go-faster stuff to the sport model or a better trigger or more mags and ammo, because either way you are going to be shooting which ever rifle you choose....a lot.

I suppose it all depends on what you are going to be using the rifle for? If you are after squeezing every last bit of benchrest accuracy from your 15-22 then the PC might be the way to go, if you are going after a 'work in progress' great range rifle, then i'd put the extra cash on the cheaper sport to good use, with add on bits.

Whichever you choose, it is a great rifle.
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@Ghostmutt, Thanks for the reply. I don't think the PC version would shoot any better, but my thought process is that if I drop in a new trigger and grip onto the sport model, wouldn't I be way above the $100 difference between the two? I figured that a new trigger along would be in the $200 range.
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If you have an Academy around where you reside I'd suggest watching their weekly ads.

They've had the new mlock 15-22 sport for $379.With the purchase you get a $50 gift card and a $10 off coupon for future puchases.If you get their credit card you can get up to another $25 back.

My new 15-22 final cost after all of the above incentives was $294.

I think the new mlock Sport model is the way to go.I have not had any malfuntions with over 2000 rounds fired so far.
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From what i hear the only real advantage to the PC is the rock river arms 2 stage trigger, which i don't have any experience with, the barrel fluting is only at the visible end and the reported match chamber....well i have yet to see anyone on this forum rave about how much better it is performance wise.
+1 The PC versions' two stage trigger is mediocre and we've asked about the PC versions' accuracy here several times. The silence has been deafening...

Buy the one you like best. I wouldn't give an extra hundred for the PC's trigger, it would be replaced just like I've replaced the triggers on my std models. The PC barrel seems to offer no advantage.
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If you have an Academy around where you reside I'd suggest watching their weekly ads.

They've had the new mlock 15-22 sport for $379.With the purchase you get a $50 gift card and a $10 off coupon for future puchases.If you get their credit card you can get up to another $25 back.

My new 15-22 final cost after all of the above incentives was $294.

I think the new mlock Sport model is the way to go.I have not had any malfuntions with over 2000 rounds fired so far.
Stakeout, unfortunately, I don't have an Academy any near me but it sounds like you got an amazing deal !!!. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open. Thanks
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+1 The PC versions' two stage trigger is mediocre and we've asked about the PC versions' accuracy here several times. The silence has been deafening...

Buy the one you like best. I wouldn't give an extra hundred for the PC's trigger, it would be replaced just like I've replaced the triggers on my std models. The PC barrel seems to offer no advantage.
Tomcatt51, Thanks for the advice, I guess all the silence about the PC says a lot.
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I have both models your talking about and will agree on whats being said above.

I will add that my PC version and Sport shoot the same with bulk ammo. When I feed both more expensive ammo, (Eley, RWS etc.) is where my PC version shines. It will shoot half the group size the sport will. The full potential of the barrel will never be realized due to the polymer upper, it just flexes too much.
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I have both models your talking about and will agree on whats being said above.

I will add that my PC version and Sport shoot the same with bulk ammo. When I feed both more expensive ammo, (Eley, RWS etc.) is where my PC version shines. It will shoot half the group size the sport will. The full potential of the barrel will never be realized due to the polymer upper, it just flexes too much.
What he said, I've used Midas + and still only get about 2 MOA at 50 yards! Still plenty good enough for our 3-gun matches where we're limited to 50 yards for rifle.
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