CMMG .22lr conversion kits , anyone used one?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by purehavoc, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I like taking both my boys out shooting one 14 and the other 8 yr, however i just cannot swing letting them send 500 rds a piece down range in a days time , so Im looking at a couple of the CMMG .22lr conversion kits , its the kit that you just swap your mag and bolt out , and It would be alot more affordable to let them shoot a thousand rds in a days time for $40 which is alot more enjoyable for them to shoot and alot easier on my wallet. I found the kits for $129 each which was realtively cheap ,
    Anyway anyone have any issues with this kit , I hear they have a few issues but after 50 or so rounds those disappear as the mag wears in .
    Lemme know your experience so I can save the big ammo for when its needed :D
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    they work great. if your kids are using it and loading mags make sure they wear gloves handling the ammo and loading mags a lot of the lead gets atomized and redirected back in the action coating the magazines. kids tend to touch lips eyes food without washing. lead contamination is a very real possibility when younger kids and 22lr are involved.

    its not as big an issue with dedicated 22lr as it is with the cmmg conversion. the ar15 gastube brings the junk right back and contaminates the mags
     

  3. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Spend $20 more and get the stainless model, plus an extra mag free from cdnn. http://site.cdnninvestments.com/CDNN2012-1/index.html

    Keep it lubed and run decent ammo and your boys won't want to stop shooting. I've been using Winchester 333's or 555's 36gr. HP and I get a fail to fire maybe one out of 150 rounds. The kids will need to learn how to clear the chamber and load another anyway.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Thanks ordered one tonight :)
     
  5. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Awesome. I finally got my CMMG 22 out a couple weeks ago. It's fun to shoot cheap.
     
  6. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I ordered the SS model that came with one free mag and I ordered 2 more 25 rd mags to go with it . We will see how this one runs before I end up with 2 of them . Any particular ammo that doesnt run well in them ? I always have a couple thousand rnds of winchester 333 / 555 rd ct .22lr laying around . should I be running copper jacketed CCI .22 lr ammo thru it to help keep lead buildup out of the barrel ? Its really no big deal as I have copper/ lead bore cleaner just wanted to ask a few Q's
    Thanks
     
  7. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    I've only used Winchester so I don't know about other ammo. What I've heard and what I do after shooting the 22 conversion, is run a mag of .223 through the gun. Doing that supposedly cleans out any buildup in the gas tube. A good bore cleaner should take care of the barrel.
     
  8. Quentin

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    I can't say as far as conversion units but the Colt dedicated .22lrs like CCI and Federal Value pack. And it gets a few FTFs with Golden Bullet. I've seen many reports the and S&W M&P15-22 does the same.

    Anyway let us know how it goes PH. I know you and the boys will have fun!
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I tell ya what , that place has some damn good deals, I ended up with the SS kit w/ 1 free mag bought 2 more 25 rd mags and 2 sets of over the head hearing protection shipped for less than $200