In this article smith and wesson m&p 10 308 review, we will take a look at the Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P 10. This rifle was designed to be a cost effective way for someone to get into large frame AR's. This particular rifle has a barrel length of eighteen inches and weighs in at around eight pounds.
It shares the same components as its AR-15 brethren and sports an M4-style six position collapsible stock that is incredibly popular with a lot of shooters. The buffer tube containing the spring and buffer is also of an AR-configuration, which benefits smaller-statured shooters.
The M&P-10 has ambidextrous bolt release, safety and magazine release. This is a big plus for left-handed shooters and a major selling point over competing models that are not ambidextrous in this respect. The M&P-10’s bolt carrier and barrel extension are metal-injection molded, which some aficionados look askance at, but it is an efficient and strong method of manufacturing.
Both the flattop receiver and the gas block have sections of MIL-STD-1913 rail so you can mount backup iron sights on this rifle, which is a nice feature for spot-and-stalk hunters. The M&P-10 also uses a mid-length gas system, which keeps the overall length down. A section of Picatinny rail is atop the gas block for mounting a front sight, if desired. The M&P-10’s trigger is better than average for an AR-pattern rifle, with a crisp and consistent five-pound pull as measured using a Magpul PRS trigger gauge.