Originally Posted by LaRue Shooter
Haven't read the rest of the thread, bought thought I'd drop my two cents here and suggest just buying a .22 upper. CMMG and Spikes both make nice ones, but I found the Tactical Solutions to be the most accurate of all.
Of course, if you aren't even worried about super accuracy, just go ahead and buy your .223/5.56 chambered AR and pick up a CMMG drop-in conversion bolt. It's the cheapest solution in the long run.
I would suggest that (and did), but IMHO, now is still not the right time to be buying AR parts.
2008, everything went bugnuts, and in 2009 and 2010 people got butthurt when they were sent "lowball" offers because they tried to sell their AR for double what a new one could be purchased for.
"But I've got $1,700 in this rifle and I need to make my money back!"
Shouldn't have put $1,700 into a $900 rifle