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Silverfish
09-02-2008, 5:36 PM
Alright, here's the deal. Finally finished my 1st build after about 6months. But now I got bit by the 22 bug.

The next rig will be mostly for 22 but I want to keep my options open and still be able to shoot 556 if need be. So I wanted to get as close to a 1/16 barrel as possible but still be able to stabilize xm193 ball. So I'm thinking the best compromise is a 1/12 barrel.

I want to keep the weight down, so I was thinking of ordering a 16" lightweight barreled upper from CMMG to match a CMMG 22 conversion bolt kit.

So basicly I have 2 main questions...

1. In your opinon is 1/12 a good in-between?

and

2. What are the cons associated with a lightweight barrel?

I've tried to keep in mind that that I will be compromising some accuracy vs. going with a true dedicated 22 like Spikes. I've been searching abit and have a pretty good feel for how this might go down but wanted some direct input before pulling the trigger.

As always any advice is truly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason

Bowser
09-02-2008, 5:45 PM
10/22. Cheap, customizable, lightweight.

soopafly
09-02-2008, 5:50 PM
Why not this:
.223 upper/lower equipped with Bullet Button II*
remove .223 upper, remove BBII*
attach .22lr upper...good to go.

*ETA: I meant B-15 instead of BBII...thanks Dedeye;)

nobs11
09-02-2008, 6:40 PM
10/22. Cheap, customizable, lightweight.

+1.

I know 22 ARs are tacticool, but by the time you are done dumping money into a 22 AR, you would have been better off buying a used 10/22 and replacing everything but the receiver. Accuracy as well as money wise.

Silverfish
09-02-2008, 7:51 PM
+1.

I know 22 ARs are tacticool, but by the time you are done dumping money into a 22 AR, you would have been better off buying a used 10/22 and replacing everything but the receiver. Accuracy as well as money wise.

unfortunatley the tacticool synapse firing sytem in my brain overrides any rational notion of purchasing a more sound and economical solution as a 10/22.

nobs11
09-02-2008, 8:24 PM
unfortunatley the tacticool synapse firing sytem in my brain overrides any rational notion of purchasing a more sound and economical solution as a 10/22.

I understand. Have you looked at these?

http://www.hawktecharms.com/stocks/stocks.htm

DedEye
09-03-2008, 12:20 AM
Why not this:
.223 upper/lower equipped with Bullet Button II
remove .223 upper, remove BBII
attach .22lr upper...good to go.

This would be my recommendation as well, though I'd suggest a B-15 instead of a bullet button.

Silverfish
09-03-2008, 10:42 PM
well, I think I've made up my mind..

Im gonna go with a Spikes .22lr marked lower with a B15 as suggested and a CMMG 16" 1/12 twist upper.

But still curious about any cons associated with a lightweight barrel. thx...

Gator Monroe
09-03-2008, 10:56 PM
WASR 22 (DD's Ranch is gettin a new batch and CG posters get them for 300.00 + shipping?):eek:

soopafly
09-03-2008, 10:59 PM
This would be my recommendation as well, though I'd suggest a B-15 instead of a bullet button.
oops...I meant B-15:o I'm getting my products confused.

Full Clip
09-03-2008, 11:02 PM
You guys have been reading my mind.
I've got the B-15 in and just waiting to pull the trigger on the .22 upper...
May have to sell something else to finance it.

6172crew
09-03-2008, 11:08 PM
I ordered up a Spikes which is on back order 6-8 weeks for the 5.5 inch (not sure about the others.) It will have a home on my M16 lower which is in the ATFs "inbox".

http://spikestactical.com/catalog/images/22LRmini%20(Small).png

X-NewYawker
09-04-2008, 12:12 AM
I understand. Have you looked at these?

http://www.hawktecharms.com/stocks/stocks.htm

That's a great selection of stocks! It seems like you have to buy a lot of extras for that 10/22 AR-15 -- anyone here HAVE ONE?

Bowser
09-04-2008, 1:00 AM
I've tried the Nordic build. It's okay, nothing really to be thrilled about. If you really gotta have a tacticool 10/22 then go for it.

Silverfish
09-04-2008, 12:08 PM
Well I had to do it. I went with my original idea and ordered a CMMG lightweight...

CMMG 16 1/12 Lightweight CAR Upper w/.625 FSB (A3, Semi-Auto Carrier, No Bolt Group Upgrade, No Charging Handle Upgrade, Anodized Ramps, A2 Post, YHM Low-Profile Gas Block, Round Forward Assist, YHM Lightweight Spectre Length Free Float Four Rai, No Rear Sight, A2 Hider) SKU/PNO: U-1604L12

I preordered a 22 conversion from them last month so hopefully the 2 parts drop on me around the same time.

Now I just need to use the search button and figure out if I can safely drop a mag with a 22 marked lower and 5.56 upper with conversion in the reciever.

Mississippi
09-04-2008, 1:23 PM
Spikes is great!

DedEye
09-04-2008, 5:13 PM
Well I had to do it. I went with my original idea and ordered a CMMG lightweight...

CMMG 16 1/12 Lightweight CAR Upper w/.625 FSB (A3, Semi-Auto Carrier, No Bolt Group Upgrade, No Charging Handle Upgrade, Anodized Ramps, A2 Post, YHM Low-Profile Gas Block, Round Forward Assist, YHM Lightweight Spectre Length Free Float Four Rai, No Rear Sight, A2 Hider) SKU/PNO: U-1604L12

I preordered a 22 conversion from them last month so hopefully the 2 parts drop on me around the same time.

Now I just need to use the search button and figure out if I can safely drop a mag with a 22 marked lower and 5.56 upper with conversion in the reciever.
You should be able to, just be damn sure that you have a mag lock installed before removing the .22 conversion kit and returning the rifle to .223 status. It would probably be a lot safer to have a dedicated .22 and a separate .223 upper with a B15 on the lower though.