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Another (oh boy) AR15 caliber.... 22MAGNUM!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DoubleMag, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Well-Known Member

    OK is there a dedicated upper in 22mag? Just popped in my mind, there's about every other caliber and was about to get a 22LR bolt & carrier.

    "It will be known from those on here":)
  2. lmccrock

    lmccrock Well-Known Member

  3. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    No, I've been wondering why myself for some time too.
  4. helotaxi

    helotaxi Well-Known Member

    Mostly for the same reason that you only see 2 semi-auto .22mag rifles (Volquartsen and Magnum Research) on the market. The pressure curve of the .22mag (and .17HMR) are not well suited to the standard blow-back operation used in semi-auto rimfires. The pressure spikes late, after the bolt has come out of battery, can and has blown cases in other designs. The Volquartsen and Magnum Research rifles use a spring loaded gas buffer to equalize the pressure and slightly delay the blowback.
  5. rodensouth

    rodensouth Well-Known Member

    Alexander Arms has a 17 hmr upper in production, but no 22 mag that I could find.

    I would really like to have that upper!
  6. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Well-Known Member

    bump up for one of my older threads. anyone heard anything?
  7. 303tom

    303tom member

  8. CornCod

    CornCod Well-Known Member

    I would be happy to see a .22mag AR, however .22mag costs a lot of money. More than a lot of people realize. I don't think it will provide much of a financial advantage over say, .223 Russian steel cased ammo.
  9. 303tom

    303tom member

    Last time I bought .22 mag. I paid 80.00 bucks for a 500 rd. brick, that`s not bad............
  10. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    it would make a cool upper to have.

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