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Old 08-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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+1 for cmmg bolt carrier conversion kit. Never had a problem

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I just order a kit from Brownells. Hopefully, it works okay.
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http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/caliber-conversion-kits/ar-15-22-lr-conversion-kits-prod54549.aspx

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I used the CMMG conversion bolt until recently and it works fine. Fed great with any decent ammo and plenty accurate for plinking. A few weeks ago I bought a CMMG complete upper with stainless bolt and it works great too. I got it cause I didn't want to shoot the rimfires through the 5.56 barrel, and I thought the .22 upper would be much more accurate having the proper twist, diameter and chamber for the rimfire round. You can buy a complete .22 rifle for what I paid for just the upper, but it might have a polymer upper and lower reciever, the CMMG is all metal, so feels like a "real" AR.

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Thanks for all the replies.. My only concern is does the 22lr have enough go to cycle the ar? I know from my pistol experience that is a real issue with semiautomatic pistols.. Some of them are very sensitive to ammo and will jam constantly..

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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.
Ruger makes one also, it takes the 10-22 rotary magazines so there are all kinds of hi cap mags out there.
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Saw a piece in SGN News about this, and I also see Ads for the "Slide Fire" conversion there & other places. Wonder how well these things work...

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Thanks for all the replies.. My only concern is does the 22lr have enough go to cycle the ar? I know from my pistol experience that is a real issue with semiautomatic pistols.. Some of them are very sensitive to ammo and will jam constantly..
It will cycle fine with any .22 LR ammo , the only problems you will have is running subsonic ammo ,unless you run a suppressor then it would provide enough back pressure to cycle those properly . My buddy and I have CMMG conversion kits and they will eat everything including bulk .22lr
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Walmart in this area has stainless 10/22 for $250. Get an archangel stock for it and you will forget you ever had an AR15, especially when ammo prices return to normal. Hell I bought an AR15 and 2,000 federal soft points for it. I still have 1,000 rounds of 5.56 ammo left 3 years later..

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Fiiiiinally got a CMMG conversion kit. Been having so much fun with it the last few days. Luckily I bought a black dog magazine to go with it because the one issue I had was that the mag that came with it would not fit in either of my LMT mag wells. I contacted CMMG customer support and they were aware of the problem and had discontinued production of those mags. I did however let them know I had used the other mag and it was flawless. I fired close to 200 rounds the first day with zero malfunctions. I was amazed myself. I totally recommend them to anyone!

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Early CMMG magazines had over sized lugs molded into the magazine bodies that were meant to be filed/sanded down in order to custom fit them to your particular magazine well. It helped to prevent the magazines from rocking back and forth in a receiver with a slightly over sized mag well. A loose fit causes the feed angle to change and causes jams.

CMMG has an advantage with their BHOA "bolt hold open adapter" (optional) that allows the gun to function exactly like a .223/5.56 rifle. The bolt locks open (fully) after the last round is fired. You can drop the empty magazine and the bolt won't close. Insert a full magazine and hit the bolt catch lever to close the bolt. No need to chamber the first round with the charging handle. They also have a forward assist adapter available that allows the forward assist to function normally also.

I have an (awesome) dedicated CMMG upper rather than a conversion, but I also have an original Colt conversion unit that came with a new Colt AR-15 A2 H-BAR that I bought years ago. The conversion kit is still in the original packaging because it's a collectable now. Colt stopped producing them a long time ago.

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