Originally Posted by canyon289
It's cheap, I don't mind buying multiple lower and uppers in the future, but I want to buy one now in case they get banned again.
Depending on what your looking at spending and what you want to do with it there are several ways to go .
Option 1 cheaper dedicated AR22 rifle , accurate and proper barrel rifling for that exact configuration, downfalls cannot be converted to .223 like you want and you just have a .22lr
Option #2 buy a decent AR15 and buy the conversion kit , they can be had for $129 if you do some shopping and all you have to do is swap the bolt and magazine which takes about 10 seconds for the swap. Pros for this configuration is you basically have 2 rifles in one configuration that can be swapped quickly and fairly cheap and will still allow other caliber configurations buy purchaing another caliber upper
downfall the rifling is not configured for .22lr and not "considered as accurate" . I will cal BS on this one I can keep 25 rounds in a 3" circle and most of those are in a 2" circle both at 60 yards. I say thats pretty accurate for what your working with .
For a SHTF scenerio my setup is option 2 packs easier , lighter and will more than do what I expect of it
Option 3 buy a AR15 in 5.56 / .223 and buy a dedicated .22lr upper
Pros of this setup are both barrel will be as or more accurate than the shooter ever will be . You wont have to worry about lead buildup or gas tube clog up in your .223 barrel because you wont be shooting .22lr thru it and will still allow other caliber configurations buy purchasing another caliber upper.
Cons its more expensive and if you intend to take both to the range you will be packing in more stuff .