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good day guys

im new to rifles and choosing between the HK416 22LR & M&P 15-22 LR

my question is for the the bolt catch release on the HK 416 22LR is non functional

so how about the bolt catch release on the M&P 15-22 LR is it also non functional

it its non functional meaning everytime i fired the last round and emptied the mag and need to change mag with loaded rounds i need to pull the charging handle again ( cock ) to chamber the ammo

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The 15-22 bolt release is fully functional like its bigger brother. With bolt locked back, press the bolt release to close the bolt.

The 15-22 is also much easier to maintain and clean with it's tool less removable bolt assembly. The 416 you basically remove the barrel when you want to remove the bolt from the rifle.
 

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I have a 15-22 and it's never once failed to fire or eject, plus it holds a 25 round magazine.

The 10-22 gets all the praise, but the 15-22 is a better rifle.
Respectfully, that's quite a claim. I'm a new member here (first post actually) and a new 15-22 pistol owner. I have both a 10-22 and now the pistol and my initial impression is quite different than yours. I bought the 15-22 as a training aid and plinker. Paid more for it than the Ruger. Build quality of the two is worlds apart. I like the 15-22 enough to buy one, but I was not under the impression it's superior to the 10-22.
 

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Most every rimfire has its quirks. It all depends on what you can live with. I tried to help a lady with a 15-22 that had issues with jams and misfires. I offered her a box of my ammo to see if another brand would cycle better. She declined because it wasn't one of the 3 recommended in the manual. Some years ago, there were reports of out of battery discharges in the 15-22, I believe the issue was fixed, but the Appleseed project still bans them.

I replaced the bolt catch/release on my 10-22 because it was just an awkward design. After that and a replacement trigger group, I wouldn't trade my Ruger for anything. It just keeps running. "Your mileage may vary."

Extended mags are out there for the 10-22, but hard to find lately.
 
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