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Posted: 9/16/2009 12:30:05 PM EST
Between Stag Arms 2T and Smith & Wesson M&P 15, which one would you guys recomend as far as build quality and reliablity?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:35:43 PM EST
Flip a coin. This can be discussed for pages and pages. Both are very quality rifles neither with any measurable advantages.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:38:13 PM EST
I have noticed that the MP's have a different finish on them then my Stag. I prefer the finish on the Stag, but others may prefer the finish on the MP. I saw two of them next to each other at the last gunshow and the MP seemed a bit more shiny.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:07:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 1:07:57 PM EST by Korey447]
I had the same choice to make, I ended up with the Stag 2T and haven't looked back ever since

Though, I will say that both are fine weapons, just a personal preference.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:12:12 PM EST
The one you find for the best price, trigger or any other item that sets it apart. These two are both worthy of ownership. I suspect you wouldn't be disappointed with either.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:14:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 1:14:17 PM EST by rmbstyle17]
come on guys if u had to make a decission right now which would you choose?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:17:43 PM EST
I own a Stag and my Brother has the M&P15. We both have the same amount of rounds down range. It can be argued that the bolt assembly on the M&P15 is better. Also, like someone else posted earlier, the M&P15 has more shine.

With that said, both my brother and I agree that both rifles are basically identical, even the trigger pull.

My advice, pick the one whose logo you like more.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:17:45 PM EST
Same price and same configuration........
Stag. I have had nothing but success with them and you hardly ever hear anything negative about their rifles.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:33:22 PM EST
Stag, Love mine
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:45:26 PM EST
I would say stag, although it doesn't have as many ticks in the chart as some others I have always been super impressed with stag, there qc seems very good, they are easy to deal with and their rifles run very well. Nothing wrong with M&P at all, stag even made their earlier rifles in their entirety; I just prefer stag.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:47:17 PM EST
I own a stag and it has been great. I added all Magpul furniture on it and now looks like the MP. MOE Stock FDE, Trigger Guard FDE, MIAD Grip FDE, MOE Handguard FDE, PMAGs FDE. I will post up a picture once I get a new one now that it is finished. So what I am trying to say be cool and get the stag.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:50:00 PM EST
I think they are both quality sticks. I owned a Stag and it ran great. You asked about the 2T model, I like the Samson rails on them. I also like the S&W and I think they are making fine weapons. Flip a coin or wait to see which one you get a better deal on. Either will make a fine shooter.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:00:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 2:02:33 PM EST by Quentin]
If it came down to both offering the same features I wanted at the same price I'd go with the S&W. It should always be worth more down the road if you ever have to sell it. If you're keeping the rifle, it's pretty much a draw. I'm building on a S&W lower and it's beautiful.

Also I believe the S&W has the milspec receiver extension and Stag may not. Along with the point that S&W scores better in "the chart".
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:15:07 PM EST
I have a stag and love it, I even got my neighbor into AR's and with him being a lefty he could buy his left handed stag with confidance . I believe my brd is kicking in and wont hesitate to pick up another.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:16:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 2:17:43 PM EST by JmPnTX]
I looked at both and bought the Stag 2T because it was $300 less at my dealer. Both are good quality. I love my Stag and it has maybe 2k rounds downrange and zero problems. Also seems to eat Wolf with no problems.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:20:02 PM EST
Stag also uses a mil-spec buffer tube.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:20:38 PM EST
I have a stag and an m&p. I love them both. I think that the Smith has a better finish though. Other than that they shoot about the same. Both are great.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:20:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 2:22:50 PM EST by jman8seven]
When i was shopping around for my first black rifle the local gun shop had a 2T, an M&P 15, and a Bushy. I went with the 2T mainly because of the reviews they had gotten on here and it was a good deal cheaper. The lifetime warranty is a nice selling point too. I love my 2T but im sure the M&P is a fine weapon too.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:48:48 PM EST
Stag
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:59:02 PM EST
M&P 15
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:08:43 PM EST
If I had to pick it would be S&W. Stag is great as well.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:09:01 PM EST
M&P15. Ilove mine.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:17:05 PM EST
Stag! No question. The M&P is nice as well, but I would absolutely go Stag.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:51:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By rmbstyle17:
come on guys if u had to make a decission right now which would you choose?

I'm thinkin' it's you that needs to put a stick in the dirt.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:06:38 PM EST
I have a M&P, its awesome...Most of the parts for both Stag and S&W are manufactured by the same people so its virtually the same rifle...I'd buy the cheaper of the two.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:22:00 PM EST
Stag. Boring logo, but a great rifle for the price. I have never looked back. :-)
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:27:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By bullhurly:
I own a Stag and my Brother has the M&P15. We both have the same amount of rounds down range. It can be argued that the bolt assembly on the M&P15 is better. Also, like someone else posted earlier, the M&P15 has more shine.

With that said, both my brother and I agree that both rifles are basically identical, even the trigger pull.

My advice, pick the one whose logo you like more.



+1

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:56:39 AM EST
I have a M&P15 and a complete stag lower that will be a DMR knock off when complete.
Functionally its a coin toss.
Having said that, I've always thought the stag roll mark was a bit hokey and I like the finish better on the S&W.

and well, its a S&W...

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