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.22 lr conver. for ar?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by f8talh8red, Mar 7, 2009.

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  1. f8talh8red

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    im thinkin of getting a .22 lr conversion for my ar to save a little money, actually a lot of money at the range. can anyone tell me if that could ruin or wear out anything faster than using the normal .223?

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  4. f8talh8red

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    so why did you choose that one over the ceiner. and do you know if the nickel plating on the one you ordered makes any difference? nickel plating causes less fouling right?
     
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    what about the CMMG .22 Bolt Carrier Group from Brownells?
     
  6. f8talh8red

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    the spikes tactical has the nickel plating wich causes less friction and fouling or something and it comes with a gas tube plug so that doesnt get dirty.Also it says it has some stabalizer thing wich helps the kit bore stay centered. the only thing is, it doesnt say anything about a warranty for the spikes kit. the brownells kit has a lifetime warranty. all in all i think im gunna buy the spikes kit.
     
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    f8talh8red, frankly, it was a gut feeling that stimulated me to buy the Stokes (Ooops, Spikes)

    I liked CMMG and the Ceiner, but I liked the "prettiness" of the Stokes more.

    I may live to regret it, I'll do a range report later - good or bad.

    Hack
     
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    I think you will not be dissipointed with the spikes, my dedicated upper is flawless, and more accurate than the red dot i put on it. (shoots inside the dot, need to get a smaller one:D)
     
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    The CMMG is fine.
     
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    Stokes?
     
  11. f8talh8red

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    anyone have pics of their ar's?
     
  12. f8talh8red

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    oh yeah, and does anybody know how my 16" 1:9 will do with the .22lr?
     
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    I've seen used Colt .22 conversion kits on the market though not often.

    I was very tempted by one at $150 but then realized, "wait. I can buy a dedicated used .22lr rifle with better end accuracy for half that!"
     
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    I have a 16" 1:9 and it does just fine. It is not a benchrest gun, but that isn't why I bought it.

    I honestly haven't tried to shoot it for groups. Out to 50 yards, soda cans are no problem.
     
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    I've got the CMMG one (which is identical to the ceiner) and have only used it once so far and had some feeding issues but like most .22 firearm related things i'm sure the fix is just finding the right brand of ammo.

    Get the CMMG or Spikes....avoid Ceiner since he's got the worst customer service out there
     
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    thanks indianaboy, im not tryin to shoot anything with it past 50 yards anyway, and a pop can aint that bad.
     
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    "Stokes", my error, don't even know where that came from, I meant Spikes.

    Hack
     
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    forget the coversion kit all together. its cheaper to just buy a marlin or a savage or even a mossberg 22lr. so im gunna do that, and not even mess with my overly expensive ar 15.
     
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    I just ordered one from Spikes. I could have bought a 10/22 or a marlin 60 or some other semi for the same or less money, but there's a reason I went with the conversion kit. It's more trigger time with my AR. I really enjoy shooting my AR and I can practice more with it now.

    If I cared THAT much about accuracy I would have ended up with something more than $200 anyways. .22 plinking is a lot of fun with a semi-auto. If I was thinking about a complete .22 AR upper just to gain the accuracy, I would rather spend that $500-600 and get a real nice and accurate bolt action .22 instead. The conversion kits aren't for benchrest shooters...obviously.

    And of course, one less gun to pack up and carry to the range too!
     
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    I'm wanting to do the same thing with my BM AR15 A3/w/16" brl and for the same reasons. My little 1022 stock w/4x12 rimfire scope is anice little 22lr, but it's not an AR15. I don't know that first thing about doing the conversion, but with your (members) help I kow I can put a great AR15 22lr rifle together.
    Thanks, for your help.
    JimK
     
  21. paradox998

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    I have a Spikes 22 conversion kit and have used it in two ar's. They do take a bit to tweaking to get relalible, but that may also be true of other kits. On the Spikes they supply a long spring and you need to trim it back until you get the correct amount of recoil speed. That is, if the spring is too strong, the bolt returns to battery too quickly and catches the shell being ejected. They are also partial to certian types of ammo. Mine likes CCI minimags. All in all I am happy with the kit. I don't know if it is necessary to adjust other brands, but the Spikes kit does allow you to tailor the kit to your rifle. It is fun to shoot your AR for 4.5 cents a round rather than 45 cents a round.
     
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    AR15 22lr conversion kits

    Guys, this conversion business is all very new to me so forgive some silly questions.
    On the Spikes web site they list:
    1. The conversion kit $200 (round #'s)
    2. Barrel $2-300
    3. Bolt $ fill in
    4. Charging handle
    5. ??????
    Can you get by with just the conversion kit and do pretty well?
    I guess my question is ....why can't you just buy a ready to go upper that is ready to go? Just pull the two pins slip off the stock upper and slip on the new 22 upper. Can you do that?

    JimK
     
  23. f8talh8red

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    all you need is the conversion kit, wich is the new bolt assembly and your new mags. $200 thats it.
     
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    I took mine out last weekend. Shot 550 with no problems. (ceiner) Had a blast.:D

    I did shoot about 5 or 6 more .223 rounds after I finished.

    You'll love it.

    jjs
     
  25. f8talh8red

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    yeah i just bought the mossberg 702 instead of the kit. got it for $119. now i know nothing will or could happen to my ar from the conversion kit. not sayin that they will do anything. i just feel safer having a dedicated .22lr gun. thank you to everybody for all the help.

    me
     
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