GUN Question on AR-15 .22 conversion kits

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    This .22 conversion kit on CTD looks like a good deal:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR059-21126-1884.html

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    My question is, do you HAVE to have a .22 barrel or can you just use your standard .223 upper? Its pretty close and I would think it wouldnt be a problem. Anyone have any experience with these?
     
  2. silversilvia

    silversilvia OT Supporter

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    that replaces the bolt in your upper. i think people like the dedicated upper more, but those are cheaper no?
     
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    they use the regular barrel. i had one a few years ago and it worked well. not too accurate since it's using the wrong barrel and twist rate for .22lr but it is great to plink with. you're supposed to fire a .223 round after you use the conversion kit to clear the gas tube of the dirty shit from the .22lr round.
     
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    Ok, good to know. Exactly how innacurate is it?
     
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    but am I correct in saying it's probably cheaper to buy a pawn shop ruger 10/22 or something?
     
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    i mean, it's not bad. it's just not a tackdriver. unless you're shooting for real tight groups you probably won't notice.
     
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    For the price CTD is selling it for not really, only downside with the kit is spare mags, and capacity thats where it ends up costing you more then a 10/22.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Is that magazine detachable from the body? And if so, are the mags cheap?
     
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    The Ceiner mags are not cheap. Think $50 for a new 30 round magazine.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Shouldve went with something more abundant, like a 10/22 mag or similar
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Theres a guy on Arfcom whos making his own magazines for the Ciener kit that will hold 30+ rounds, is cheap and looks like a regular USGI mag.

    Here:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2967529
     

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