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Warguy
05-23-2011, 6:58 PM
Here is my new baby, just got her done up on Sunday 5/22/2011 had some problem with her but got em all worked out and put about 250 rounds through he today with no problems!!!:43:

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/P5221603.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/P5221606.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/P5221608.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/P5221610.jpg

Warguy
05-23-2011, 6:59 PM
1st target and first time ever sighting a rifle in.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/2011-05-23-rangeday1target1.jpg

2nd target 40 rounds at around 35 yards
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/2011-05-23-rangeday1target2.jpg

3rd target 40 rounds 35 yards
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/2011-05-23-rangeday1target3.jpg

4th target 40 rounds 35 yards
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/2011-05-23-rangeday1target4.jpg



PC lower + Chiappa M4-22 Upper + Magpul246-FDE rear sight

PC lower with shipping + DROS + tax = 160
Chiappa M4-22 upper with shipping = 267
magpul rear sight = 49
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Total = 476 OTD

Dreaded Claymore
05-23-2011, 7:02 PM
Sweet. I hope to get a .22LR AR-15 soon.

morrcarr67
05-23-2011, 7:38 PM
Nice. I have my PC lower in the safe wait for the money to get my new upper.

Warguy
05-23-2011, 9:10 PM
Nice. I have my PC lower in the safe wait for the money to get my new upper.

well if your planing on using a .22lr upper be ready to order a different hammer or grind down the PC cause it way fat.

OutkastSL
05-23-2011, 10:11 PM
How's the quality of the chiappa upper? Looks like it does the job!

Warguy
05-23-2011, 10:25 PM
How's the quality of the chiappa upper? Looks like it does the job!

Well its my first AR so take my review with a grain of salt, but to me its great, the bolt carrier slides smoothly, and although it is a plastic upper, it looks and feels amazing!! Really fits nice and tight with my PC lower, it feels really solid.

M4rk
05-23-2011, 10:50 PM
i dont know much bout other .22 AR... but i was wondering wut brand is it? dedicated .22?

OutkastSL
05-23-2011, 11:26 PM
Well its my first AR so take my review with a grain of salt, but to me its great, the bolt carrier slides smoothly, and although it is a plastic upper, it looks and feels amazing!! Really fits nice and tight with my PC lower, it feels really solid.

So for range duty, you are more than happy? $267 for a complete dedicated upper is a great deal. I'm considering this if I don't build one. I already ordered a cmmg conversion kit. I know it isn't going to be pin point accurate, but if it's close I'll leave it. If it's pretty bad, I'll either build an upper or buy one.

Keep us updated, I'm taggin this thread for further updates!

Warguy
05-23-2011, 11:30 PM
i dont know much bout other .22 AR... but i was wondering wut brand is it? dedicated .22?

i didnt buy it complete so its not really a brand rifle, its a "plumcrazy" lower, with a dedicated "Chiappa m4-22" upper

M4rk
05-23-2011, 11:36 PM
oh ic.. one more thing. are u also able to shoot .556 nato?

Warguy
05-23-2011, 11:46 PM
So for range duty, you are more than happy? $267 for a complete dedicated upper is a great deal. I'm considering this if I don't build one. I already ordered a cmmg conversion kit. I know it isn't going to be pin point accurate, but if it's close I'll leave it. If it's pretty bad, I'll either build an upper or buy one.

Keep us updated, I'm taggin this thread for further updates!

Oh im quite happy! It performed great, i thought my groupings with iron sights at around 35 yards were not bad, this is my first rifle so i dont really have any great shooting experience i mean i know how to but im definitely a beginner so im sure the rifle could have performed better in the hands of someone more capable.

I also thought about buying a .223 upper then ordering a conversion kit, but the more i read about the mouth fouling probs and barrel probs i figured spend 179 for a conversion or 90 more bucks and get a full upper with better accuracy and the barrel should last 500,000 rounds( not that ill ever get that high lol), but thats just me. Also i read about how a lot of guys start out with the conversion then end up loving to shoot 22lr and want better accuracy and end up buying a dedicated upper anyway, so i said well ill just skip the middle step and buy a 22upper and upgrade to .223 later. Ive read a bunch of reviews on the chiappa upper and they were pretty good and after the first day of shooting i really do enjoy it, so i would definitely recommend it!!!

Ill be going out tomorrow also and im sure ill finish off that box of 550 wally special i bought yesterday haha

Warguy
05-23-2011, 11:48 PM
oh ic.. one more thing. are u also able to shoot .556 nato?

not with my setup now, the upper is dedicated .22lr, But the lower is ready for 5.56 all i have to do is throw a 5.56 upper on it and its good to go.

xs2k
05-24-2011, 12:01 AM
How do you like those magazines? I'm looking to pick up a few of those.

Warguy
05-24-2011, 12:05 AM
How do you like those magazines? I'm looking to pick up a few of those.

i like em a lot, the thumb assist is great and makes reloading a breeze, only issue is they are a little tight, i have to pull em out. The 10 round .223 mag that came with my lower drops right out and is great but these are a little tight. So i dont know if i should file down the inside on the lower or the magazine? i know guys usually work the inside of the lower but if other mags drop out fine and its only a certain mag do they usually work the mag??

j10fighter
05-24-2011, 2:05 AM
i So i dont know if i should file down the inside on the lower or the magazine?

When I got my CMMG .22 AR, I also found the magazine to be really tight. Then I did a research on Calgun and found that I needed to sand down two protruding points on the lower side of the magazine. After I sanded them off, the magazine slides out perfectly smooth.

nrakid88
05-24-2011, 2:40 AM
How much does this weigh, I am thinking this build with a pencil barrel, no fsb, and a mid length trx-e with front magpul front sight would be super light, probably turn into my girlfriends gun. With a 6'' SBR and light can it would be amazing. Kudo's on the polymer receivers, good idea

shadow65
05-24-2011, 7:17 AM
For the guys that have conversion kits and later decide to build a dedicated upper, there are kits available from CMMG minus the bolt. So you are able to use your existing bolt to save some cash.
Dave N

Warguy
05-24-2011, 12:34 PM
How much does this weigh, I am thinking this build with a pencil barrel, no fsb, and a mid length trx-e with front magpul front sight would be super light, probably turn into my girlfriends gun. With a 6'' SBR and light can it would be amazing. Kudo's on the polymer receivers, good idea

it weighs just under 6lbs with a magazine in it but not loaded.

nrakid88
05-24-2011, 3:11 PM
Wow, i really think my girlfriend would want one like this but maybe a aluminum lined barrel from tactical solutions.

Might bring it to four pounds

Warguy
05-24-2011, 9:13 PM
Wow, i really think my girlfriend would want one like this but maybe a aluminum lined barrel from tactical solutions.

Might bring it to four pounds

is that barrel you want really that much lighter??? thats crazy. That would be awesome to be that light

Warguy
05-25-2011, 9:08 PM
so i just got my primary arms micro green dot in today and i took her out and tried to sight her in....i was happy with the looks of the green dot but it didnt hold zero at all....very sad because i read a lot of good reviews on that sight for the price, I will call them tomorrow and see what they say, hopefully i just got a bad one and they fix the issue. :(

nrakid88
05-25-2011, 11:13 PM
http://www.tacticalsol.com/products/22-lr-conversions?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=28&category_id=12

The complete upper is 2lbs 14 oz. Its a thin rifled steel liner, with a aluminum wrap. I bet a sbr of this would be the beez kneez.

Sucks to hear about the primary arms, I heard they were good ****. Will you be adding a 3x magnifier to this combo when the red dot is worked out

stitchnicklas
05-25-2011, 11:16 PM
only thing i can say bad about the chiappa is it does not like winchester super-X ammo

Warguy
05-26-2011, 12:13 AM
only thing i can say bad about the chiappa is it does not like winchester super-X ammo

I have been using federal value 550 pack from wally world and out of the whole box ive only had like 1 FTF, and 2 FTE!!! Its been running great.

http://www.tacticalsol.com/products/22-lr-conversions?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=28&category_id=12

The complete upper is 2lbs 14 oz. Its a thin rifled steel liner, with a aluminum wrap. I bet a sbr of this would be the beez kneez.

Sucks to hear about the primary arms, I heard they were good ****. Will you be adding a 3x magnifier to this combo when the red dot is worked out

wow only 2lbs that crazy, but at the 650 price tag that is more than my whole rifle cost lol so its a little rich for my blood, college student you know...

And ya i read a lot of good things about primary arms, i was really surprised and disappointed that it didn't work, but hopefully i get taken care of.

Warguy
05-26-2011, 5:35 PM
well i got a hold of primary arms today, Geoff was real nice and is shipping a new one out to me today and he said if im not happy with this one he has no problem giving me a refund. So im very pleased with the customer service and hopefully this next microdot works great!

soopafly
05-26-2011, 9:38 PM
you should read through this thread about my issues with the Chiappa bolt assembly:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=437807

MongooseV8
05-27-2011, 7:25 AM
Cool rifle, and nice shooting!

Warguy
05-27-2011, 1:20 PM
Cool rifle, and nice shooting!

Thanks!

Warguy
05-27-2011, 1:29 PM
Heres a new pic of my gun, i did the little color fill mod!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb159/Warguy2003/PRE_2011-05-27-131754.jpg