.22 conversion kits for the AR15

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by wayoutwest, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest
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    SO if you have one or have played with one....

    do you like it? how reliable is it? the magazines reliable?

    Ciener or CMMG or Colt, any one better that the other...
     
  2. coyote223

    coyote223
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    Stay away from ceiner kits. Get one that you will actually be able to get warranty work on.


    Blackdog mags are very reliable. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg
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    I have the old US Army kits that use both the Black Dog mags and the old 10 rd steel inserts that go in GI 5.56 mags.. never had a problem with them

    Olympic Arms and a few others copy these kits today
     
  4. PDXGFX

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    I bought the spikes upper long before they had all the low price complete rifles they do now. Kinda lame because I paid $600 for just the upper and I seen a complete colt for $400 in the Big 5 ad a week ago. Anyways it uses the black dog mags and works like a champ. Iv put probabily 4000 rounds of the fedral vaule packs through it and havent really had any problems with it. It gets real dirty and keeps on going.
     
  5. shawge

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    I have the CMMG kit. Like it a lot and have not had any issues with it.
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye
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    The Colts at big five are actually made by Umarex for Colt and are hard to adjust to different ammo. You are way ahead with the dedicated upper along with being able to slap a different caliber on it anytime, the big 5 Colts are only .22.
     
  7. pdx1

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    I picked up a ciener off the board a couple of days ago w 2 black dog mags and a black dog drum
    LOVE IT
    Took it to browns camp yesterday and put at least 1500 rounds (3 packs) of ammo through it
    a few malfunctions but overall great
     
  8. The Cheese

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    I have an older ciener kit that works pretty good. That said, I would rather have a CMMG if I was buying new. Also, don't expect super great accuracy out of a 223 barrel. I would get about 3" at 50 and all I can say about 100 was that most of my shots were on the paper. CMMG also makes a pretty cool dedicated 22lr barrel if you wanted to run just the 22lr in an upper (which is what I am planning on doing). A 22LR kit in an AR is a ton of fun. It just sucks having to reload the mags all the time.
     
  9. PDXSparky

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  10. Tommy34

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    you can buy that whole upper with two mags at the gunshow for i think 275 it was now i want to try a carrier kit though just to keep the wight down from carrying two uppers with me when i go out and shoot
     
  11. Dresden

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    Actually the colt .22 is built by walther and distributed by Umarex.
     

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