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.22 Magnum AR Conversion?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Reacher120, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Reacher120

    Reacher120 Portland Member

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    Have seen .22 LR conversion kits for AR 15's. Do they make .22 Magnum
    conversion kits as well?
     
  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good question
     
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  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'd be surprise if anyone geared up for it. 22lr wasn't designed as a semi auto round and the 22mag is longer and doesn't feed reliably. That's why you see 22mag semi autos come and go.The round is too long and too narrow to feed perfect.
    Besides there is the 5.7.It's a little faster and about the same energy,but the case design makes it feed better Or the 17s
     
  4. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Makes sense. BYW hows the water workin'?
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    What water? You mean the snow I melt?:D
    It's kinda fun melting snow to take a bath
    Meter's frozen and it may happen tomorrow.I will be in the office ,you can bet on that
     
  6. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought you just did snow angels like a Polar Bear.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah
    No
     
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  8. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see that 22wmr run a few mags
    And they are priced like a whole new gun:confused:
     
  10. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    There are reviews on rimfire central, reliability seems to be good built with green mountain barrels.
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, something I've not seen yet; what about the price of ammo???

    $15 / 50 round box so it would be cheaper to go with a 9mm conversion. Get reloads and it's almost half the cost of .22wmr's.

    And there are a few good 9mm conventions out there. IronMonster seems to love his 9mm's.

    Just a thought...
     
  12. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    9mm is a fun gun but not 100yrd squirrel/coyote gun.
     
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  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is that the purpose? I hadn't seen that in the thread anywhere.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    What would you suppose a guy would want a 22wmr upper for? Defense?
    We all like to point out different stuff that could be cheaper but sometimes a certain caliber isn't replaced by something that is just cheaper.I never even thought of a 9mm upper cause it has a completely different use than a 22wmr. Now maybe a 17hmr could replace it
    Or maybe a 556 upper would be cheaper and the ammo not too much cheaper.
    Anyway,someone buy one and give us a range report
    I don't even have an AR so it can't be me:rolleyes:
     
  16. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'd love to have a 22WMR upper. I am a huge fan of the round and have always wanted an AR platform to spit them out of. This might be something I purchase this summer when business picks up.
     
  17. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I guess I'm just not experienced enough to find a reason for it.

    I'd take a lever action over the bolt I have but simi-auto never occurred to me as something someone would want. The bolt action has done everything I've needed it too.

    If you need a simi-auto varmant gun then I'd like to be on the edge of that field!;)
     
  18. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere in the world a Ruger SR 762 feels neglected. :D

    Tbh I'd toy with the idea, but I doubt I'd ever get around to doing a range report if I got one.
     
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  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Damn you caught that huh?
     
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  20. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    How could I not? It felt ignored. :(;)
     
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