I got the scope mounted on my new M&P 15-22 last night and did a comparison to my trusty old Marlin 881 with a 4x scope.
I set them both at 4x and just went through the motions of mouting them, aiming at different targets, safety on/off, carrying it around, cycling the bolt, etc.
I much preferred the feel of the M&P to that of the old Marlin, even though I have had and used the Marlin for nearly 20 years.
I plan on sighting it in this weekend and do some shooting comparisons.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
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