Best or really good drop in .22 LR conversion kits for AR's?


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GWARGHOUL
December 30, 2012, 01:47 AM
Hey dudes,


So, I don't see myself getting ANY ammo for my new AR unless I reload, or wait till February. Hopefully that will change.

But, anyways.. I was considering getting one of those drop-in .22LR conversion kits with the bolt, carrier and magazine.

Who makes one with a solid reputation and a reasonable price tag?
I see a few out there, but I always consult THR.

Thanks,
Steve

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mlkx4
December 30, 2012, 01:59 AM
They will all suffer from the same two problems. Leading of the barrel and gas tube. And to aggressive of a twist rate. Just get a dedicated. 22 upper.

GWARGHOUL
December 30, 2012, 02:11 AM
Not trying to shoot matches. My AR is chrome lined barrel, and I clean up after every shoot.

rhinoh
December 30, 2012, 08:13 AM
Been pleased with my SS CMMG.

CraigC
December 30, 2012, 10:44 AM
Given the present selection, I will take the dedicated upper every time.

gfpd707
December 30, 2012, 11:59 AM
Smith and wesson 15-22. It might be a little more but quality and reliability are out of reach of most drop ins.

mjw930
December 30, 2012, 12:07 PM
I use the TWS (Tactical Weapons Solutions) Nickel Boron coated conversion and it works very well in 2 of my AR's. Which ever on you get make sure it's either nickel boron coated or SS, the mat finished or blued versions are dirt and carbon fouling magnets and will jam if not kept clean during a shooting session. The CMMG versions are good as well but the TWS package seems the be the better built piece.

To help minimize fouling only use copper plated ammo and stay away from the bulk packs. CCI Mini-Mags and Stingers work great.

http://www.twsarms.com/product/22lr-conversion-kit-ar15/

highpower
December 30, 2012, 12:25 PM
I have an old Air Force surplus .22 conversion unit that I have had for over twenty years and I haven't had any barrel or gas tube leading issues. I have used this in both my A2 with a non chrome lined Wilson NM barrel and in my M4gery with a chrome lined barrel.

I don't know about the current crop of conversion units, but with the one I have it is important to use quality ammo to ensure reliable functioning. I don't shoot off of benches as I feel that you don't learn practical rifle skills that way so I can't speak for the absolute accuracy that can be obtained, but at the ranges I shoot it (50~75 yards) my rifles are plenty accurate.

GWARGHOUL
December 30, 2012, 07:47 PM
Given the present selection, I will take the dedicated upper every time.

I didn't even say this was an option. I would buy a $350 .22 AR complete, new before I buy a .22 upper.

urbaneruralite
December 30, 2012, 11:07 PM
CMMG

Nasty
December 31, 2012, 08:21 AM
highpower - You got lucky....the RFA's (rimfire adaptors) were usually jamomatics for us. All the ranger officers carried little brass rods to clear jams. The 1/4" buffer pads had to be replaced regularly as well.

Good to see at least one of them worked!

ShowroomShine
December 31, 2012, 08:29 AM
I've been running my CMMG chrome kit in my M&P for the last few years without problems with leading or excess wear.

BoilerUP
December 31, 2012, 08:35 AM
Good luck finding a CMMG Bravo (current run stainless) conversion kit right now...I've been considering for a couple months and picked a BAD time to make up my mind...

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