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Old 12-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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The semi's will shoot sub sonic fine with a suppressor. It adds a little back pressure to the lighter loads.
A subsonic may fail to cycle without a suppressor. No such concern with a bolt action. It will also be better suppressed than a semiauto.
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A subsonic may fail to cycle without a suppressor. No such concern with a bolt action. It will also be better suppressed than a semiauto.
I have to agree since I have both and what you say is true. I just mentioned that the suppressor helps the semi handle the lower power loads.
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I think the 15-22 is the new benchmark. It can also take some AR upgrades, and is a natural suppressor host. Different uppers and lowers can be mixed and matched. The only reason to choose a 10/22 or a Savage is one's love for traditional designs, or a state ban.
IM a little confused by the bold red statement
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IM a little confused by the bold red statement
A1 barrelled or match grade barrel uppers, differently furnished lowers. This is only a guess, S&W stopped making the top selling 15-22P because they didn't want to be liable if someone easily assembled an SBR and "forgot" to legalize it.
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The S&W 15-22 is a cinch to clean and it is a full take down by pulling 2 pins. Mags are reasonable and smaller stature shooters love them for the adjustable stock. My wife loves hers. I have it set up with a Bushnell TRS 25 and flip down sights. It has been extremely reliable. It actually ate some rounds the 10-22 would not eat. The only time it jammed was when I was shooting Velocitors. Not enough recoil spring for the hot load. It is a nice little rifle and fun to shoot but I am still shooting an older 10-22 also with a TRS 25. I really like that sight. If I ran into a bargain on a 15-22, I might get one for myself. The 22lr I have been playing with lately is a Savage FVSR bolt action.
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Best things about my S&W AR15/22 is ease of maintenance, adjustable stock for younger shooters, and just a boat load of fun to shoot.
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I've had various .22LR rifles and pistols for decades with the Marlin 60 being a favorite. Very useful for many applications and lots of cheap fun. Wonderful for introducing new shooters to the sport, too.

Still, a couple years ago I got a Colt M4 Tactical .22LR and enjoy using it tremendously. The main reason they're so much fun is the "tactical" look and the 30 round mag capacity. Also the cheap AR training aspect is important. Anyway, for whatever reason, everybody who's tried it loves it. Sure, it doesn't do more than the Model 60 but it looks SO good doing it!

In normal times when .22LR was cheap and plentiful you just couldn't beat any quality firearm chambered in the caliber. Today it's muted somewhat due to shortages but hopefully next year we'll see more ammo on the shelf. Fortunately for me I had a stock of 6,000 rds of .22LR but I've cut that in half in a year. Really hoping things get better soon so I don't run short.
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...Different uppers and lowers can be mixed and matched.
Might mean that you can get a dedicated .22LR upper and pin it to your .223/5.56 lower, along with several other different dedicated uppers of various calibers if you choose.

I really like my CMMG dedicated .22LR upper because so far it has fed all of the different brands of .22 ammo I've tried with a without a hiccup.

I'm averaging groups of about an inch at 50 yards with Federal Auto Match but there may be more accurate brands that I have yet to try.

I also added an adaptor so I could use S&W MP-22 magazines that have buttons on each side to make loading those tiny rounds into the magazine a real breeze.

Also the adaptor allows the bolt to remain open with the magazine removed, just like the 5.56 upper does whereas a lot of .22LR bolts will drop when the mag. is removed.

http://redi-mag.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=52

I like the fact that I can still use my Geissele SSA-E trigger that is in my lower so there is no trigger pull difference between the .223/5.56 & the .22LR when assembled into a complete rifle.

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Unfortunately it doesn't jive with 5.56 uppers. May not even be rated for strength (the lower)
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MHO? you've answered your own question, Jim. You said you've got a couple Savages that you're used to and are accurate. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Pass on the AR/22. Save your dough for something else.
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I have SIG 522 and it shoots just fine but my favorite 22lr's are still my Remington BDL 552 semi and BDL 572 pump.
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