GUN Need expert AR-15/.22lr Conversion advice

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  1. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    I'm sure this was covered in here already, but I don't have a sub (too poor :o) and can't search.

    My shooting crew have dedicated rifles to shoot .22lr (Marlin 60s and shit) and I'm having trouble finding a rifle I like to add to the collection.

    I absolutely hate wood on guns/rifles. Just not my thing.

    I have 2 options, but I'd like some advice on both.

    #1
    Ruger 10/22 and mod it out. Just from the very short list of stuff I would have to put on there, all new stuff.... I'm around $380 without an optic.

    :/ I'm not made of money right now and I don't want to sell any of my current guns.

    #2
    AR-15 Conversion. I already have an AR-15. I have a decent optic for it and a .22lr kit costs like $180 with a 30rds magazine.

    I've been reading good stories and bad stories about these kits though. No one can seem to give me a straight answer to this, "Will the kit fire a .22lr accurately @ 100 yards?"

    Some people say they are good up to that point, others get technical with the 1:7 twist being too little for a .22lr round, a .22lr needs a .221" barrel and the AR-15 barrel is .224". Will that .003" difference really throw off a .22lr @ 100yards?

    I can see both sides.... but .223/5.56 is just getting too expensive... even reloading it's still way cheaper to shoot quality .22lr

    Opinions, experiences.....??

    :)
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    just go get a marlin 60S.... Same gun as their marlin 60's but with a synthetic stock.
     
  3. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    a Ruger 10/22 and a AR22 are two different beast and not really comparable.

    Do not buy a .22lr kit, it is not worth it. Save up your money and buy a dedicated .22lr Spikes upper for $500. It will shoot better, more accurate, less problems and it is made to be a .22lr upper and not a conversion.

    I have the spikes .22lr upper and it is very accurate and has been problem free after 3k+ rounds.
     
  4. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    Yeah... everyone says save for a Upper, but for $500.... I'll build a really nice 10/22

    Marlin 60s are nice, but only shoot 14 rounds and have a shorter barrel (at least the ones at Gander do....)
     
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    19" barrel, iirc. Good size imo.
     
  6. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    Buddies older Marlins have 18 shot tubes and a longer barrel.

    I'd buy one if I could find one cheap (buddie bought his for $50 and it's been perfect). I'd go $100 on a used older one and find a syn stock for it.

    If I bought a wooden stock one though... first mod AS SOON as I brought it home would be some sanding and a lot of black spray paint.
     
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    ya'all are crazy with the wood hate. I think this is pure sex:

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  8. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

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    Thats why I said you can't really compare a 10/22 to a AR22, two different types of rifles. But if you want an AR22 don't get the kit.
     
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    i agree. If you want a AR22 do a dedicated upper for it.
     
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  11. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Can you pick out the AR22 dedicated upper in this pic?

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    Do you have any idea or experience with .22lr conversions or dedicated upper? Since you are spouting BS about how a conversion is more 'like the real thing' than a dedicated upper I am guessing no...
     
  12. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    If only these .22 uppers weren't $500..... that's almost double what the .223 upper cost.... with the handle.
     
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    I do not have a conversion yet, but I'm reasonably certainly that my 5.56 upper with its rail, buis, and eotech with a conversion in it will be more like shooting my 5.56 upper with 5.56 than shooting a dedciated upper that is equipped nothing like my 5.56 upper. Maybe I'm wrong and I won't be able to tell the difference.
     
  14. Keesh

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    Uppers are nice but $500 a pop is kind of harsh. The conversion kits work just fine and they are cheap. If you're looking to practice or plink I think a conversion kit would be your best bet. I'd rather have the same upper with an optic that I didn't have to buy two, or swap every time I changed uppers.
     
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    You fool, you have no idea what you're talking about, spike's tactical uppers will own your target and then suck you off after.

    </ Jimmy Pop Cornholio>

    :big grin:
     
  16. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    the one in the middle attached to the lower :x:
     
  17. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i say get the 10/22

    if you dont like wood, get the one with the synthetic stock. look around pawn shops. i got my 10/22 with a nice scope for 140
     
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    Double? Please point me in the direction of a nice .223 upper for $250-$300....
     
  19. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Again you obviously have no idea WTF you are talking about.
     
  20. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Cheater you just know my upper :cool:
     
  21. Want2race

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    I have the Ciener kit.. I wouldnt buy it again

    Also if you do.. Dont buy the factory mags. The springs suck. The black one I bought on AR15 is awesome tho..
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    not rly. that barrel is a dead give-a-way.
     
  23. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

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    It isn't a barrel it is a thread protector/fake can and the same one is on my 5.56 below it...
     
  24. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    barrel isnt whats different

    spike's tactical .22 uppers have an option for a front post site. you have to pay extra for it but it comes with a rail. i looked for the one with a different front site


    and the fact that he and i have had a conversation about the upper and his pseudo-can so i knew which one it was
     
  25. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Wouldn't shooting the conversion kit through a non-dedicated upper cause a lot of fouling?
     

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