Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GWARGHOUL, Dec 30, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GWARGHOUL

    GWARGHOUL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    719
    Location:
    Missouri
    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
     
  2. mlkx4

    mlkx4 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    39
    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.
     
  3. GWARGHOUL

    GWARGHOUL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    719
    Location:
    Missouri
    Not trying to shoot matches. My AR is chrome lined barrel, and I clean up after every shoot.
     
  4. rhinoh

    rhinoh Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,097
    Location:
    SC/NC
    Been pleased with my SS CMMG.
     
  5. CraigC
    • Contributing Member

    CraigC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,747
    Location:
    West Tennessee
    Given the present selection, I will take the dedicated upper every time.
     
  6. gfpd707

    gfpd707 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Illinois
    Smith and wesson 15-22. It might be a little more but quality and reliability are out of reach of most drop ins.
     
  7. mjw930

    mjw930 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Messages:
    61
    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/
     
  8. highpower

    highpower Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    781
    Location:
    Reno NV
    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.
     
  9. GWARGHOUL

    GWARGHOUL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    719
    Location:
    Missouri
    I didn't even say this was an option. I would buy a $350 .22 AR complete, new before I buy a .22 upper.
     
  10. urbaneruralite

    urbaneruralite Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Messages:
    456
  11. Nasty

    Nasty Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    534
    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!
     
  12. ShowroomShine

    ShowroomShine Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Wake Forest, NC
    I've been running my CMMG chrome kit in my M&P for the last few years without problems with leading or excess wear.
     
  13. BoilerUP

    BoilerUP Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Clark Co, IN
    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...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page