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Old 12-11-2010, 11:25 PM   #11
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Is it finicky about ammo?
Not so far. I've only fed it CCI Blazer and Federal bulk pack stuff. But it ate both of those happily.

FWIW, my dad's M&P15-22 is a first gen and it is ammo picky, but he also has the 15-22 pistol now, and it seems less finicky about what it eats. Plus it's a flat-out blast to shoot.
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Heres the Nordic Components NC-22. Its fairly new on the market and so far is working great.NC22
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Not so far. I've only fed it CCI Blazer and Federal bulk pack stuff. But it ate both of those happily.

FWIW, my dad's M&P15-22 is a first gen and it is ammo picky, but he also has the 15-22 pistol now, and it seems less finicky about what it eats. Plus it's a flat-out blast to shoot.
Thank you. My next purchase will probably be a 22 conversion for my 1911. Im all about shooting more for less
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Is it finicky about ammo?
I may have recieved biased information. Thats unfortunate because I really liked the looks of the Colt.
My daughter and I have run ~2K of various brands and velocities. With the exception of the usual Remington issues (I don't know how they can still sell that crap!) the Colt has run just fine.

I do find if we use the 10 rnd mags we tend to save ammo. Something about running 10-15 rnds out of the 30 and then wanting to "open 'er up" really results in you opening up the wallet!

I really recommend a dedicated rimfire AR. I don't like the idea of running a lubed lead bullet past my gas port on my 6940.

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My daughter and I have run ~2K of various brands and velocities. With the exception of the usual Remington issues (I don't know how they can still sell that crap!) the Colt has run just fine.

I do find if we use the 10 rnd mags we tend to save ammo. Something about running 10-15 rnds out of the 30 and then wanting to "open 'er up" really results in you opening up the wallet!

I really recommend a dedicated rimfire AR. I don't like the idea of running a lubed lead bullet past my gas port on my 6940.

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My research over the last few weeks has led me to the conclusion that the Remington .22 stuff isnt desirable for the application.

Fortunately/Unfortunately the RO at the state ran range I shoot at is a real stickler for the 3-4 seconds b/w rounds rule.

I wasnt real sure I wanted to run a conversion kit through any of my uppers either. Although I dont own any KAC uppers the ones I do are all high end. I cant/dont want to take any chances. For some reason that mythical money tree has yet to be discovered in my backyard

The financial aspect to shooting 5.56 was a real selling point when talking to the wife about ordering the dedicated .22 upper. I simply showed her a box of 550 .22s and explained that 500 rounds of 5.56 would cost roughly $200 as compared to $20-$30. Though the upper ran just over $300 the start up costs would quickly be recouped in the matter of months. Dedicated upper in the mail. Woot woot
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Thank you. My next purchase will probably be a 22 conversion for my 1911. Im all about shooting more for less
Consider dedicated there too. I have the GSG M1911 and it is awesome. I paid $295 for mine, not much more at all than the Kimber .22lr conversion.

Just trying to help you spend money.
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Consider dedicated there too. I have the GSG M1911 and it is awesome. I paid $295 for mine, not much more at all than the Kimber .22lr conversion.

Just trying to help you spend money.
+1, I got mine for $302! This is the BEST 22lr pistol I have ever shot!

Can't wait to get the can for it.

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Consider dedicated there too. I have the GSG M1911 and it is awesome. I paid $295 for mine, not much more at all than the Kimber .22lr conversion.

Just trying to help you spend money.
Makes perfect since.

What do you two think about your 1911 .22s?
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+1, I got mine for $302! This is the BEST 22lr pistol I have ever shot!

Can't wait to get the can for it.
It is sweet. Feels just like my .45, you can only tell a minor difference in weight when both have full mags, trigger feel is the same. The slide spring is much lighter, but I assume it would be in a conversion as well.
My only gripe is the price ($30) and availability (only found them at AIM Surplus) of extra mags. But the price on mags for my Buckmark is just as bad.

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It is sweet. Feels just like my .45, you can only tell a minor difference in weight when both have full mags, trigger feel is the same. The slide spring is much lighter, but I assume it would be in a conversion as well.
My only gripe is the price ($30) and availability (only found them at AIM Surplus) of extra mags. But the price on mags for my Buckmark is just as bad.
But think about the savings b/w .22 and .45. Still worth it. Im going to look into it right now. Thank you for the info.
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