What looks like a AR15 and shoots a .22


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Monkeybear
February 21, 2006, 02:47 PM
My range buddy(read: ride) loves the look of Assult Rifles but wants something cheap to shoot. What can I recommend him that looks like a M16/15 or similar but shoots a .22 and shoots well?

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ArmedBear
February 21, 2006, 02:50 PM
http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/Carbon15/az-c1522lr.asp

Cheap to shoot, not cheap to buy.:)

Alaska Dave
February 21, 2006, 02:56 PM
Can't remember the brand name but check your gunshows. There were 2 of them at the show in Milwaukee last month. Check out gunsamerica and gunbroker.com sites.

Monkeybear
February 21, 2006, 03:01 PM
Hes on a budget else he wouldnt be so worried about ammo cost. Are there any options for less than three hundred or so? Anything like a 10/22 with a AR look or sumthin?

GTSteve03
February 21, 2006, 03:02 PM
Are there any options for less than three hundred or so?
For that price? He might just have to look into Airsoft. ;)

benEzra
February 21, 2006, 03:06 PM
It doesn't look like an AR-15, but both Butler Creek and Choate make pistol-grip stocks for the 10/22. I have a Butler Creek stock on my mini-14 that folds for storage.

The only thing that really looks like an AR-15 and shoots .22LR is an AR-15 with a .22LR upper ($$$).

ArmedBear
February 21, 2006, 03:06 PM
There's an old Armscor, I think, but I believe it is a piece of crap. Avoid it. It's not built like an AR, anyway. The Bushie is. Armscor still imports the AK22, which superficially resembles a Kalashnikov. It's a mediocre rifle, but probably a fun plinker and relatively cheap.

The AR-7 (Henry Survival Rifle is the latest incarnation) is a similar design, but a floating takedown. It's neat, but some people report it jams every few rounds. Others say it works for them, though. I wouldn't buy it as my first or only rifle, however.
http://www.henryrepeating.com/survival.cfm

If it doesn't have to be an AR specifically, check out Feather. Some interesting stuff.
http://www.featherusa.com/

Or, you can modify a 10/22. There's always that. http://www.deltaforce.com/catalog/page13dp.html

eab
February 21, 2006, 03:36 PM
You can buy an AR lower with stock for around $250, throw on a CZ AR 22 lr. upper for a little more then a $200 and you got a sub $500.00 AR15 in .22lr.

Or you can buy a Ruger 10/22 (~$200) buy a evil looking stock for it $50.00-$100.00 and load up on some highcap mags.

hso
February 21, 2006, 03:39 PM
My 7 yr. old daughter might let him borrow hers. (he's out of luck since you'll spend as much for a .22lr AR as a .223)
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/knoxville/michaela0703.sized.jpg

The Real Hawkeye
February 21, 2006, 05:26 PM
My range buddy(read: ride) loves the look of Assult Rifles but wants something cheap to shoot. What can I recommend him that looks like a M16/15 or similar but shoots a .22 and shoots well?Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a company that was making really nice .22s that looked the spitting image of an AR 15. My next door neighbor had one.

kennyboy
February 21, 2006, 06:17 PM
I believe DPMS has a good looking .22 AR-style rifle. It was featured on Sighting in with Shooting USA on OLN.

Monkeybear
February 22, 2006, 02:26 AM
some good reccomendations. really what I meant was something that looks cool and different but shoots a .22. Like the walther G22 but without the bad rep. or the stuff on www.featherusa.com.

thanks, ill let yall know what I find.

marklbucla
February 23, 2006, 02:07 AM
Buy what you really want the first time....that way you'll only have to cry once.

I have learned that lesson over and over and over again in this area. Besides, with the cost of ammo (not really as strong of an argument with .22LR) the cost of the gun isn't all that significant.

Quickdraw Limpsalot
February 23, 2006, 02:38 PM
Ruger 10/22 + one of these stocks:
http://atigunstocks.com/product-ruger.html
and a Butler Creek 25 round mag spray painted with Krylon fusion black paint =

a pretty tacti-cooool .22 for under $250... and actually a nice shooter with a fair scope on it.

Harry Tuttle
February 23, 2006, 02:56 PM
http://www.rhinelandarms.com/
http://www.rhinelandarms.com/Stocks/pics/stock1a.jpg

cgv69
February 23, 2006, 04:01 PM
I would say if he wants something that looks like an AR and shoots .22LR then he should build an AR that shoots .22LR.

He can build his own complete lower receiver with a basic stock for about $200 and I've seen DPMS and CZ complete .22LR uppers sell for between $300-$375. The sky is the limit optics wise.

No, going that route is not as cheap as a 10/22 with some funky looking, kind of resembles an AR, stock but then again, going this route isn't as cheap as some 10/22 with some funky looking, kind of resembles an AR, stock! ;)

Also, the AR lower will work with just about any AR upper so he would be half way to having a real AR! :D

SnakeEater
February 23, 2006, 04:04 PM
A .22 AR-15? Isn't that what they all are?:neener: :evil:

mp510
February 23, 2006, 04:22 PM
There was an Italian company that made a very compelling clone of the AR. I have seen them at gunshows a couple times, as well as referred to in gun books. They called it the AP-74, I believe and there was a whole array of configurations available including a rifle in .32 ACP in addition to .22 LR.

garrett1955
February 23, 2006, 08:12 PM
you could awyaws get him an .22 cal AK trainer:uhoh:

cgv69
February 23, 2006, 09:37 PM
He can build his own complete lower receiver with a basic stock for about $200 and I've seen DPMS and CZ complete .22LR uppers sell for between $300-$375. The sky is the limit optics wise.

Kind of weird to quote myself but like I said...
WTS...DPMS .22 Upper (TN) (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=181450) :D

TexAg
February 24, 2006, 12:42 AM
A .22 AR-15? Isn't that what they all are?:neener: :evil:
You beat me to it. ;)

Spiggy
February 24, 2006, 01:10 AM
10/22 "krinkov" kit

when I first saw this, I thought it was the funniest thing I would probably spend money on.

http://www.krinkerplinker.com/

Monkeybear
February 24, 2006, 02:12 AM
sweet, thanks for all your great replys!

SASS#23149
February 24, 2006, 03:28 AM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=44293275

My son has one,and they are a bit picky on what they'll feed.Neat loooking little .22's though.His is a bit different but same brand.Parts may be a problem,not sure.

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