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What looks like a AR15 and shoots a .22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Monkeybear, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. Monkeybear

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    My range buddy(read: ride) loves the look of Assult Rifles but wants something cheap to shoot. What can I recommend him that looks like a M16/15 or similar but shoots a .22 and shoots well?
     
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    Can't remember the brand name but check your gunshows. There were 2 of them at the show in Milwaukee last month. Check out gunsamerica and gunbroker.com sites.
     
  4. Monkeybear

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    Hes on a budget else he wouldnt be so worried about ammo cost. Are there any options for less than three hundred or so? Anything like a 10/22 with a AR look or sumthin?
     
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    For that price? He might just have to look into Airsoft. ;)
     
  6. benEzra

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    It doesn't look like an AR-15, but both Butler Creek and Choate make pistol-grip stocks for the 10/22. I have a Butler Creek stock on my mini-14 that folds for storage.

    The only thing that really looks like an AR-15 and shoots .22LR is an AR-15 with a .22LR upper ($$$).
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    There's an old Armscor, I think, but I believe it is a piece of crap. Avoid it. It's not built like an AR, anyway. The Bushie is. Armscor still imports the AK22, which superficially resembles a Kalashnikov. It's a mediocre rifle, but probably a fun plinker and relatively cheap.

    The AR-7 (Henry Survival Rifle is the latest incarnation) is a similar design, but a floating takedown. It's neat, but some people report it jams every few rounds. Others say it works for them, though. I wouldn't buy it as my first or only rifle, however.
    http://www.henryrepeating.com/survival.cfm

    If it doesn't have to be an AR specifically, check out Feather. Some interesting stuff.
    http://www.featherusa.com/

    Or, you can modify a 10/22. There's always that. http://www.deltaforce.com/catalog/page13dp.html
     
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    You can buy an AR lower with stock for around $250, throw on a CZ AR 22 lr. upper for a little more then a $200 and you got a sub $500.00 AR15 in .22lr.

    Or you can buy a Ruger 10/22 (~$200) buy a evil looking stock for it $50.00-$100.00 and load up on some highcap mags.
     
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    My 7 yr. old daughter might let him borrow hers. (he's out of luck since you'll spend as much for a .22lr AR as a .223)
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    Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a company that was making really nice .22s that looked the spitting image of an AR 15. My next door neighbor had one.
     
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    I believe DPMS has a good looking .22 AR-style rifle. It was featured on Sighting in with Shooting USA on OLN.
     
  12. Monkeybear

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    some good reccomendations. really what I meant was something that looks cool and different but shoots a .22. Like the walther G22 but without the bad rep. or the stuff on www.featherusa.com.

    thanks, ill let yall know what I find.
     
  13. marklbucla

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    Buy what you really want the first time....that way you'll only have to cry once.

    I have learned that lesson over and over and over again in this area. Besides, with the cost of ammo (not really as strong of an argument with .22LR) the cost of the gun isn't all that significant.
     
  14. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    Ruger 10/22 + one of these stocks:
    http://atigunstocks.com/product-ruger.html
    and a Butler Creek 25 round mag spray painted with Krylon fusion black paint =

    a pretty tacti-cooool .22 for under $250... and actually a nice shooter with a fair scope on it.
     
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    I would say if he wants something that looks like an AR and shoots .22LR then he should build an AR that shoots .22LR.

    He can build his own complete lower receiver with a basic stock for about $200 and I've seen DPMS and CZ complete .22LR uppers sell for between $300-$375. The sky is the limit optics wise.

    No, going that route is not as cheap as a 10/22 with some funky looking, kind of resembles an AR, stock but then again, going this route isn't as cheap as some 10/22 with some funky looking, kind of resembles an AR, stock! ;)

    Also, the AR lower will work with just about any AR upper so he would be half way to having a real AR! :D
     
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    A .22 AR-15? Isn't that what they all are?:neener: :evil:
     
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    There was an Italian company that made a very compelling clone of the AR. I have seen them at gunshows a couple times, as well as referred to in gun books. They called it the AP-74, I believe and there was a whole array of configurations available including a rifle in .32 ACP in addition to .22 LR.
     
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    you could awyaws get him an .22 cal AK trainer:uhoh:
     
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    Kind of weird to quote myself but like I said...
    WTS...DPMS .22 Upper (TN) :D
     
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    You beat me to it. ;)
     
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    sweet, thanks for all your great replys!
     
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