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aikimo 08-04-2013 04:09 AM

. 22lr conversion, how simple is it really?
I am new to ar15s, so please forgive me if this is a dumb question, but i just read about a 'simple' . 22lr conversion. Is this true? Have any of you done a 22 conversion on your AR? Any issues with cycling the weapon? Any suggestions on whose conversion kit to buy? To stay away from?


JackieBrown13 08-04-2013 04:18 AM

Why not just buy a .22lr dedicated ar15 style rifle?

hkhunter 08-04-2013 04:19 AM

I had a CMMG conversion it is just a drop in in place of your bolt. You also need their mag to feed the bullets. It works fine. I rather a straight 22 instead. There are several conversion kits. Mine was less than $200

GTX63 08-04-2013 01:10 PM

You can purchase a dedicated 22lr AR 15 such as a Mossberg for $300 and up. S&W make one for about $500 and I own a Colt. The swapouts are not difficult and are cheaper; I just preferred to have the extra rifle on the bench ready to go.

180baseball 08-04-2013 03:39 PM

Like hkhunter said, you remove the takedown pins then drop out the 5.56/.223 bolt and put the .22lr bolt. Many manufacturers make .22lr AR15 mags, and your conversion most likely comes with some magazine. If your really into hi cap mags, check out black dog mags, they make 50 round drums for the .22lr AR15

aikimo 08-04-2013 11:29 PM

Thanks guys. I just bought a Bushmaster xm15 in 556/223. So the conversion makes a lot more sense for me in terms of $$.

purehavoc 08-05-2013 12:33 AM

It will literally take u less than 30 seconds to change between .223 and .22lr

Palms 08-05-2013 01:09 AM

Who's conversión do you recommend? Should it fit any AR?

180baseball 08-05-2013 10:21 PM

I have has the best results with CMMG, Ciener is also good but customer service is C+ at best. Best bet would be CMMG. Also take a look at Stag Arms... Great quality

purehavoc 08-06-2013 02:35 AM

I like the cmmg stainless, its easy to clean I have put like 4000 rds thru it with only one issue and customer service at cmmg took care of it for free . Great customer service great product . I highly recommend their .22lr conversion kit .

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