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bronco1500
05-01-2011, 8:29 PM
So, I wanna make a dedicated AR in 22lr. All I need now is the upper half. Im curious as to what my options are. Im not knowledgeable on the 22lr side of the AR. I would appreciate any help. I will be continuing my research but if you can help it might save me some time.

Thank you gentlemen

Arteel
05-01-2011, 9:49 PM
I have a CMMG upper, and love it. I haven't tried any other brands, but at a price of around $350 for a quality AR upper chambered in 22lr, I don't see any reasons to get anything else. Plus, the company stands behind their products.

http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/category/Dedicated-.22LR-Uppers-184

stitchnicklas
05-01-2011, 10:23 PM
i have a chiappa upper and have no issues with it.


more you have to spend the better the upper

bjl333
05-01-2011, 10:39 PM
http://shop.nordiccomp.com/images/NC22UP183_resize.jpg

I'm seriously thinking about this Nordic 22lr upper!!!

NorCalDustin
05-01-2011, 11:19 PM
The CMMG upper is easily the best (I've probably got more than 50 posts about all the pro's)... Contact shadow65 for a REALLY good deal..

IPSICK
05-02-2011, 12:31 AM
http://shop.nordiccomp.com/images/NC22UP183_resize.jpg

I'm seriously thinking about this Nordic 22lr upper!!!

Stop thinking and get it. Mine is flawless and accurate.

I have the 20" .750" upper which balances nearly the same as my 18" JP upper.

ac427cpe
05-02-2011, 1:15 AM
Have been shooting a Tactical Solutions M4 upper for a couple years now, 100% happy with it.

http://www.tacticalsol.com/products/22-lr-conversions?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=29&category_id=12

shadow65
05-02-2011, 9:38 AM
bronco1500, PM sent

donw
05-02-2011, 12:09 PM
i have the spikestactical.com .22lr dedicated upper and have had no troubles with it.

shadow65
05-02-2011, 1:24 PM
Spikes is no longer available. Pulled and discontinued for the time being.
Dave N

dfletcher
05-02-2011, 5:45 PM
I bought a CMMG upper. I wanted one that looked exactly like a 5.56 caliber and the CMMG came very close. The receiver finish appears the same as a centerfire, what was missing was a gas tube and gas tube pin (of course, not needed) & I phonied one up so the side view & top shows those items. I removed the plastic brass deflector and replaced it with a standard AR type, replaced M4 handguards with the thinner style. I shoot lefty, the stock is a 7 1/2" version so I'm close to the action - if the brass or gas doesn't bother me it's probably not going to bother anyone so I don't think that big plastic deflector serves much use.

Accuracy was excellent using Aguila standard velocity ammo. I like it very much.

joe84780
05-02-2011, 6:35 PM
bronco1500, PM sent

Dave,

I sent you a PM a few days ago on an upper. Please let me know if you didn't get it.

Thanks

shadow65
05-02-2011, 6:46 PM
I didn't get it. I'll shoot you a PM.

Dave,

I sent you a PM a few days ago on an upper. Please let me know if you didn't get it.

Thanks

shadow65
05-02-2011, 6:52 PM
QUOTE=dfletcher;6320303]I bought a CMMG upper. I wanted one that looked exactly like a 5.56 caliber and the CMMG came very close. The receiver finish appears the same as a centerfire, what was missing was a gas tube and gas tube pin (of course, not needed) & I phonied one up so the side view & top shows those items. I removed the plastic brass deflector and replaced it with a standard AR type, replaced M4 handguards with the thinner style. I shoot lefty, the stock is a 7 1/2" version so I'm close to the action - if the brass or gas doesn't bother me it's probably not going to bother anyone so I don't think that big plastic deflector serves much use.

Accuracy was excellent using Aguila standard velocity ammo. I like it very much.[/QUOTE]

The upper receiver and everything else except the bolt and barrel is the same as the 5.56 uppers.
The gas deflector does serve a purpose. I don't know about shooting a rimfire left handed but right handed, a lot of debris gets thrown back in your face. A few rounds won't bother you but after 300-500 rounds, your face will sting.
CMMG actually makes a quick detach ejection port cover for guys using conversions in a 5.56.
Dave N

Grumpyoldretiredcop
05-03-2011, 3:50 PM
Just bought a CMMG .22LR barrel and collar from Midway, combined it with a Ciener kit I had in stock, plus a used upper; that way, there were no plastic parts to replace. Took it out yesterday to sight in; it was very accurate - groups were one large hole at 25 yards from the rest. Fired Federal bulk and Remington Golden Bullets with equal aplomb. Pretty hard to beat.

fishnbeer
05-03-2011, 4:04 PM
i have had my eye on a dedicated 22 upper for a while now, most likely going for spikes upper.

do all 22 AR uppers take the black dog magazines?

shadow65
05-03-2011, 8:00 PM
Get the CMMG. Spikes has pulled the ST22 and are no longer selling them. Spikes stance is because of suppliers lack of quality parts.

CMMG Evolution has been going strong for about 1 year now. Many features others do not have.
Most importantly, very reliable and backed by top grade CS.
Dave N

NorCalDustin
05-03-2011, 8:50 PM
Get the CMMG. Spikes has pulled the ST22 and are no longer selling them. Spikes stance is because of suppliers lack of quality parts.

CMMG Evolution has been going strong for about 1 year now. Many features others do not have.
Most importantly, very reliable and backed by top grade CS.
Dave N
Same results...

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 1:58 PM
What kind of ammo are you guys using with your CMMG uppers?
I bought a brick of 5000 Remington Thunderbolt 40gr and I'm having fail-to-feed on about 25% (or more) of them. The bullet makes it into the chamber but the brass sticks at the top of the feedramp.

Removed the BCG and tried to insert the rounds directly into the chamber... no go.

If the CMMG doesn't "like" the Thunderbolt, I guess I'm going to have to buy a 10/22 to use it in.

shadow65
05-08-2011, 2:35 PM
Remington is the one brand of ammunition that is not recommended by CMMG and most other .22 kit manufacturers. The bullet profile is slightly different and prone to failures in cycling. It's also very dirty.
I recommend a 36 -40 gr. copper washed ammo. Winchester bulk 555 and Federal 550 sold at Walmart are what these were designed around. That would be a plinking round.
CCI Mini Mags and standard velocity will give you better accuracy.
My M4 LE shoots .807 @ 50 yards with Eley
1.2 with CCI Mini Mags
1.29 with Winchester bulk.
Dave

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 3:48 PM
So I need a 10/22 :D

I just buzzed the chamber. I'll see how she does next time.

shadow65
05-08-2011, 3:51 PM
After 8000 rounds, mine will feed Remighton now. Some will feed it right off. It's just not recommended.
At this point, mine will reliably cycle Remington Subs.:D

Buzzing the chamber always helps. I do it with all my fire arms now.

norcalscot
05-08-2011, 6:38 PM
Buzzing the chamber always helps. I do it with all my fire arms now.

Could you elaborate? what is "buzzing the chamber"? curious minds would like to know... :confused:

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 6:43 PM
Could you elaborate? what is "buzzing the chamber"? curious minds would like to know... :confused:
Basically polishing the chamber.

Stick a brass bore brush on a cleaning rod, chuck it into a cordless drill, quick shot of CLP, and spin the brush until the chamber is nice and warm.

Don't go too deep... you want to polish the chamber, not the rifled portion of the barrel.

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 6:53 PM
I recommend a 36 -40 gr. copper washed ammo. Winchester bulk 555 and Federal 550 sold at Walmart are what these were designed around. That would be a plinking round.
Found the 555 for $21 plus shipping... haven't checked Wally World yet.


So is this Thunderbolt going to feed in a 10/22, or should I put it up on the marketplace at a loss?

iskra31
05-08-2011, 7:11 PM
+1 for CMMG. I've fired 1500 of Remington out of it with only 5 FTE. Maybe I got lucky...:rolleyes:

shadow65
05-08-2011, 7:26 PM
Basically polishing the chamber.

Stick a brass bore brush on a cleaning rod, chuck it into a cordless drill, quick shot of CLP, and spin the brush until the chamber is nice and warm.

Don't go too deep... you want to polish the chamber, not the rifled portion of the barrel.

This is exactly correct. It really helps feeding.
Dave N