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.22LR kit for your AR?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Zombie Runner, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    is anyone using a .22 conversion kit for their AR? Im not talking about a dedicated upper, just the BCG with the .22 mags.

    how is accuracy, reliability?
    how dirty does it make your gun?

    is it worth spending the money in your opinion?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I don't own one, but shot a friends and then installed his BCG in mine and shot it.
    Accuracy was OK...wasn't shooting for groups....elevation settings were way off....like 18" at 50yds.
    Function was perfect.
    There is a guy at my range that shoots tiny groups at 50yds with his.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    I don't have one but it's on 'the list.'
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    I had one and sold it off. I have two .22 rifles and four .22 pistols. I bought it expecting to use it with my suppressor but the action is pretty loud. Function was 100%, and it doesn;t hurt your gun. Accuracy isn't great: 4 to 6" at 25 yds. It was a ciener kit.
     
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    I keep hearing that the accuracy sucks but I wouldn't use it to sight in my optics anyways, just to run my AR for cheap.:)
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    4-6" "groups" at only 25 yards in unacceptable.
     
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    i was looking at either getting a sig 522 or doing an AR build with a .22 dedicated upper and then getting a 5.56 upper later cuz i know .22 is cheap and fun to shoot.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I was surprised I even got that. A bore that's a few thousandths bigger than the bullet, plus a completely incorrect twist rate. It just happens that the bore sizes are close enough to work, which is the whole reason conversion kits are popular. For any other gun, a 22 LR kit would include a proper barrel.

    If you want an ar-style 22 LR, I recommend a dedicated upper with a 1:16" proper barrel over a kit any day. Personally I'd rather plink with 5.56, and reload so I can do it cheaply.
     
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    So would I if I could afford to. This whole not working thing sucks.;) I actually did get a part time job making half of what I used per hour and 1/4 of the hours. FML:rolleyes:
     
  12. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    being married and having a kid(s) is expensive!

    hey do what you gotta do man.

    Ill probably end up getting one of the complete rifles like the SW 15-22
     
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    Not to mention living indoors is fairly pricey too.;)
     
  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    I thought that was kind of a default :confused: :p
     
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    Just a saying I picked up from my dad.:)
     
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    I hear that it is better to just get a dedicated upper like a CMMG compared to just the bolt carrier group.

    Buy once cry once. ;)
     
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