Beretta ARX 160 22 lr

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Yeti, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

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    Have any of you gotten the new beretta tactical 22? I think it looks very cool and almost bought it off of impulse. I like the way it feels but I'm scared of buying it for a few reasons.
    1. All polymer. I prefer steel or aluminum
    2. The price. Fairly expensive
    What do you guys think?
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  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I got to handle it in the .223 version . Has the FN Scar look and had alot of plastic on it . Sorry its just another over priced wanna be AR IMHO
     

  3. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 New Member

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    +1 to HAVOC's comment but i shot one a couple of weeks ago

    my range buddie's GF got him one. She decided to get him a neat "toy" to take to the range. they are pretty awesome, and so is that chick.

    shoot well right out of the box. have what looks like the same magazine as the Colt Umarex. AR style so customizing to individual tastes is boundless. IMO, they are heavier than need to be, but not too far off from a 223. ate every type of bulk ammo that we fed it. which makes it a step up from my Colt Umarex which is picky about the bullet head not being tapered.

    they are priced decently in my area and if you like the look, I don't, my buddy does, worth the price.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does it break down like an AR? My wife's 15-22 is almost identical to an AR in controls and take down which makes it very easy to clean. It has been very reliable and 25 round mags are only $20. Still a lot of plastic.
     
  5. Yeti

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    No, it's not an AR style gun really. Or it's not meant to mimic an AR. It's meant to mimic the Italian military's ARX 160 in 5.56 You hav to fold the stock push a pin and then you can pull the trigger group out. From there you can pull the bolt out of where the buffer tuber would be.
     
  6. defcon

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    i like it

    eventually ill get one of those.
     
  7. Blackbeard1718

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    Yeti!

    Question for you: The one you held... did you shoot it?

    I picked one up a couple of months ago. I really like it! I added a Bushnell Trophy Red/Green Dot Scope (My Front & Rear Flip-Up Sights Co-Witness nicely...), Magpul AFG Fore Grip, Pachmayr Slip-On Grip Cover, and covered the Side Rails for comfort. It's a very good Shooter! I bought a few extra Mags, and have only run 100-Rounds through it so far, and it hasn't missed a beat, shooting Fed Ammo.

    I had an M&P 15-22 (Polymer too...) until March, and find the quality of the Beretta to be just as good if not better. No complaints at all, on my end.

    It's got Ambi-Controls for Safety/Fire and Mag Release Switches, and the Charging Handle can be switched from Left/Right Side. I like the way it Breaks Down for cleaning, with the Fire Control Group, popping out easily.

    FYI, I have a Beretta CX4 9mm Carbine, and even though it's mostly Polymer as well, it's an Excellent Gun! I've got over 1K Rounds through it, and it still purrs like a Kitten, with no FTE's/FTL's/FTF's! It's my PD Home Gun.

    Nothing wrong with Polymer Guns, if they're made correctly!

    Cheers!

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  8. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

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    No, i didn't shoot it and could you post a picture of yours it sounds amazing!
     
  9. Blackbeard1718

    Blackbeard1718 New Member

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    Here ya go:

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    BTW, I have a "D" Ring Single Sling Attachment, mounted on the Left Side.

    Cheers!

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  10. Curlyjoe_99

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    like that foregrip add on. my buddy's looks more like the OP's pic still.
    if anyone want to know, they seem to use the same magazine as the Colt Umarex. he and I swapped them out and the only issue was a tight fit when removing the mag. I figure it would work itself, or could be, looser after a few range cycles. and the beretta mags were 1/2 the $$ of umarex ones
     
  11. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

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    That is freaking cool!
     
  12. neogioz

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    I noticed something a little odd on my ARX 160 .22 LR and I wanted to see if anyone else experienced the same thing.

    When the last round is fired and the bolt locks to the rear I can pull the trigger and feel a slight click. Anyone else know what I am talking about?
     
  13. GUNNER63755

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    OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I love tactical .22's. Now I "NEED" one of these. I am new to this forum and I see there are a bunch of gun enablers here. THANK YOU. Mike in Missouri
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I watched the Beretta video on the ARX 160 and it is easy to clean. It said it would take any of the AR style 22 mags so it is possible it take the 15-22 mags as well. I would want to try it before i bought any. Price at Buds was about $380 which looks to be a little cheaper than the 15-22.
     
  15. 1stmini

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    I have the ARX 160 rifle and liked it so much I picked up the pistol version a few days ago , no failures at all and a real fun gun to shoot, bought the pistol so I could shoot it in our pistol league , and looks cool , I put a red dot on it , wanted to put a for grip on the pistol but found out the FEDs don't like that
     

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