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dumb question, converting a m&p 15-22 to 5.56 .......

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by fasteddy, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. fasteddy

    fasteddy The Great NorthWest Member

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    so i am new to the firearm hobby, see people talk about taking the ar 5.56 and changing the upper to a 22lr for cheap shooting fun. so if i buy a s&w M&P 15-22 can i change the upper to a m&p ar 5.56? or does it only work starting with the 5.56 and changing to the 22 upper afterwards?

    thanks for your help and response in advance.
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    M&P 15-22 upper and lower are 22cal only.

    If you want an interchangeable AR 5.56 to 22cal you need a 'regular' AR lower and two uppers, one 5.56 and one 22cal, like a Spike's T-22. Of course, other uppers can be used like 5.7, etc.
     
  3. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I like to use a .22 conversion kit in my AR. They may or may not shoot as straight but they are cheaper and take up less room than another upper does.
     
  4. fasteddy

    fasteddy The Great NorthWest Member

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    ok i was afraid of that, thank you for your help and answer.