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sanddragon2004
03-04-2011, 8:17 AM
anybody know the cheapest place to get a 22lr upper?

i have a ceiner kit for my ar but i have a spare lower and would like to just have a complete rifle.

vendors on this site?

uxo2
03-04-2011, 8:27 AM
what brand are you looking for??

Or jut simply the cheapest...

sanddragon2004
03-04-2011, 8:29 AM
no preference. just a 22LR.

tay
03-04-2011, 8:58 AM
I have the newer CMMG 22 upper, shoots any kind of ammo.

Check out shadow65 ad:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=400745

shadow65
03-04-2011, 8:59 AM
In the testing I've done over the past 10 months the CMMG uppers have proven themselves to be very, very reliable.
Accuracy has been more than acceptable.
With CCI mini mags I'm shooting 1.2" at 50 yards with a stock barrel and 4 x scope.
Eley gave me .807 at 50 yards.
These are made from real AR parts, not plastic.
Options include forward assist and bolt hol open.
Stainless BCG's, anodized uppers, free float hand guards.
Just depends on what you want.
Dave

skkppy
03-04-2011, 9:00 AM
im in the same boat as you. i have been looking around and i hear the cmmg dedicated uppers are nice. i know they are in the <$400 price range, i just dont know the best place to find one.

I have some of cmmg's other products, and their fit and finish is top notch

uxo2
03-04-2011, 11:20 AM
I have a Chiappa that has run smoothly after I went over it to prevent
these issues.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=15&t=523472

Shot Mini Mags out of it first.
I am very satisfied with it ..Very light weight set up
now that it is mounted to a PlumCrazy lower.

I bought it for about $270 out the door a gunshow.
Shop around....

donw
03-05-2011, 7:53 AM
www.spikestactical.com

morrcarr67
03-05-2011, 8:45 AM
I have a Chiappa that has run smoothly after I went over it to prevent
these issues.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=15&t=523472

Shot Mini Mags out of it first.
I am very satisfied with it ..Very light weight set up
now that it is mounted to a PlumCrazy lower.

I bought it for about $270 out the door a gunshow.
Shop around....

Nice! What about $425 for a complete .22lr AR?

Packy14
03-05-2011, 11:29 AM
I have a tacsol upper w/ tacsol compensator.. just put on the comp and its sweet, basically the barrel doesn't move off target when you shoot, its that stable (didn't move much before, but the difference is notable. Groups are very good even thought i've only shot it offhand so far with irons. i'm happy, but I also lucked out and got the upper for 350$ new through a friend... not sure i'd be as happy at regular price.

shadow65
03-05-2011, 11:56 AM
I used a TacSol comp during testing. It is effective.

donw
03-06-2011, 10:03 AM
spikes tactical comes with an A2 compensator that does work...

DNA
03-07-2011, 4:14 AM
The Chiappa is currently on sale from the manufacturer for $299 shipped...

I've got one of them and do like it. It runs 100% with the BDM mags, and is a nice light weight upper.

Dan

appagohm
03-07-2011, 9:21 AM
If you guys are willing to spend 300-500 on a 22lr upper, why not just buy whole gun, Big five had a sale for the colt m4 22lr. for 350. and the simth and wesson is decently priced as well. i believe i paid 450 for my colt m4, but witht he extra lower i just built a 9mm ar15

shadow65
03-07-2011, 9:46 AM
Again, depends on what you are after.
A dedicated upper can be used on a standard lower. It can be set up like any other AR. Weight is the same, same trigger you are used to.
The Uramax is what it is.
The S & W is polymer. The lower cannot accomodate another upper.

I do agree, if you are simply looking for a .22 that looks like an AR, there are plenty out there.
Even Mossburgh is making one. Looks like an AR, thats it.
Dave

NorCalDustin
03-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Again, depends on what you are after.
A dedicated upper can be used on a standard lower. It can be set up like any other AR. Weight is the same, same trigger you are used to.
The Uramax is what it is.
The S & W is polymer. The lower cannot accomodate another upper.

I do agree, if you are simply looking for a .22 that looks like an AR, there are plenty out there.
Even Mossburgh is making one. Looks like an AR, thats it.
Dave
Exactly...

uxo2
03-07-2011, 10:45 AM
The guy has an extra lower and wants to get a dedicated upper...

Why not.

I did.

ramona3388
04-05-2011, 7:36 PM
need one

gatesbox
04-12-2011, 9:16 PM
Ok, I have been pouring myself into this decision for a while. My criteria is to have a no questions asked plinker for training with any group or range that may be sketchy about OLL's. The fact is that if it is a complete .22lr upper it is not an AW plain and simple.

M&Ps, colt, sig, complete rifles do not really have identical lowers, often mag release is a bit different from true AR lowers. Why not train on the exact same system.

chiappa, although great price is out in my book because even the barrel is pot metal. If you read around you will see reviews about pits and cavities inside some of the barrels.

Next best price in my book is CMMG sierra flat top at around 350 straight From CMMG. These seem to be out of stock most places or priced too high. From CMMG direct you can also upgrade the bolt hand guards etc, and it takes pretty much spec accessories and parts.

On payday, I'm ordering a CMMG Sierra complete upper.

NorCalDustin
04-12-2011, 10:17 PM
The CMMG uppers do seem to be the best... Best priced, most reliable (I own 2 of them now), and have the most features.

stitchnicklas
04-15-2011, 11:03 PM
the chiappa is a decent gun,check my review thread..http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=415624&highlight=chiappa

iskra31
04-15-2011, 11:46 PM
CMMG .22lr upper is flawless! Haven't read anything bad about them and now I own one. Well worth the money

vega
04-17-2011, 2:09 PM
I have a TacSol upper which had issues before sending over to the manufacturer. I think the firing pin is tad longer than specs as it continues to burst fire after changing the hammer spring. After getting it back from Tacsol I have 0 failures and it runs smoothly with Federal, Winchester, Blazer and Armscor.

Lon Tuttle of TacSol was very helpful and accomodating. The turn around time was fast too.