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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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Old 08-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #13
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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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