GUN Anyone have any shooting experience with the belt-fed .22 LM7?

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Wondering who has had any experience with the LM7, and if its a worthy upper for plinking fun.

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    there was a guy on "the firing line" that got one...I'd love to have one, but there are a lot of other things I'd buy before it.
     
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    would that somehow be CA legal?
     
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    if you have a OLL or reged lower, yah, it would, as long as you didnt link up more than 10 rounds at a time. :hsugh:

    actually, I kinda want one....
     
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    But I have PREBAN 22LR links :bigthumb: . :drool:
     
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    theres gotta be a way. i would want that on mine.

    i think there is common misconception people have on OT: "You cannot use hi-cap magazines (<10 rds) in california." but the truth is that if you have them, feel free to use them. its just illegal to import or buy/sell magazines that can carry more than 10rds.

    since its a rimfire, i think there should be less restrictions to owning one.
     
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    Well yeah, rimfires are not subject to SB23, you can have pistol grip and detachable mags as long as its rimfire. However since its just an upper change its still a grey area since as soon as you take the upper off you have a pistol grip and open magwell. The only reason this would be illegal is because of the high capacity "link".
     
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    nah, since the upper is a dedicated .22LR or .17HM2, you are good to go.
     
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    Whats the price difference between .22 LR and .17HMR? I want to get the LM7 upper, but deciding which .cal to go with is the only thing stopping me from jumping on it. I like the idea of a belt fed upper with a box mag. Plus it dumps the casings down into the mag well, and then a magazine like brass catcher, so it sounds pretty good for plinking fun. Whats the price range between .17 and .22?
     
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    dont know, but make sure you check 17HM2, not 17HMR.....
     
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    I'm pretty sure that isnt true. The receiver which is the only part the DOJ really cares about is marked 5.56, making it a centerfire rifle. Keep in mind just the receiver with the pistol grip is an illegal AW in CA.
     
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    No, if the magazine is fixed or it has a rimfire upper on it it is legal to have a pistol grip. The lower is the controlled part yes, but it is in no way a certain caliber. Hell half the lowers come marked as multi. If you have a rimfire upper on it, and you were to try and bust me saying its centerfire. Would you like to show me how you would fire a centerfire round without changing the configuration of the gun? No where in the CPC will you find anything stating that the lower constitutes the caliber. :fawk:
     
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    The price difference between anything in the .17 range and 22 is drastically different. Just get 22LR, nothing can beat 12 bucks for 500 rounds. You will spend about 12 bucks for 50 rounds of .17HMR if I remember. Too expensive for something like this, 22 is the way to go.
     
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    why do people keep comparing it with 17HMR, it CLEARLY says that it is for .22LR or 17HM2 (Thats a "2" (two) at the end, not an R)
     
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    Meh, I made a typo. So sure me. :fawk:
     

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