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DPMS .22LR rifles: good? Why so little discussion on them? Buy for UT Austin club?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MatthewVanitas, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Well-Known Member

    I've been looking at THR and Rimfirecentral.com, and noted very little discussion of the DPMS .22LR. Most of what little there is seems positive, and you'd think folks would rant about them if they didn't like them.

    Is it just that few folks have a desire for a .22LR dedicated AR?

    Reason I ask: a few kids at the UT gun club are pressing for the club to buy a .22 AR-15. I'll have to check with the rest of the staff and see if any objects on "public image" grounds. I have no personal objection; our Ruger MkII pistols look just as evil to a non-initiate, and are far more likely to be misused by a knucklehead than a 30" shoulder-fired rifle.

    Is the DPMS still the best deal, over the CZ and others?

    Any strong recc as to whether our club (50ft indoor rimfire range) should get the A2 sights or the flattop? Will there be weird line-of-sight issues shooting the high A2 sights at such short range?

    I assume we should buy upper and lower separately to save excise tax. Is it best to buy a DPMS-brand lower to match this upper? If we did it, would probably buy an upper, stockless lower, and a good-quality adjustable stock. Our gear gets used pretty heavy, and I vote we pay the extra $50 over the cheap adjustables.

    Thanks for any input, -MV
  2. SomeKid

    SomeKid Well-Known Member

    Not really much help, just piling a question on, what is the mag capacity on those? I want a .22 upper for my AR, but I hate those stupid 10 rounders.
  3. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    DPMS is redesigning the rifle now, because of reliability issues. That says it all.

    Kuehl is the best, but limited production and big $$. Ceiner kits work, with some tweaking, and are the cheapest and most versatile.

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