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bigsipper
02-24-2008, 2:20 AM
hi, since the ammo price had gone up like $ 3.00 for 50 rnds of 45 cal from $ 12.00, now $ 15.00 at Walmart. I was thinking of getting a 10/22 ruger rifle. But I then realize that an AR 15 has a 22 conversion kit. What would be a decent price for an AR 15 with a 22 conversion kit? Appreciate any input!

aplinker
02-24-2008, 2:22 AM
If you wanted a .223 AR with a conversion kit, it would run you about $900 (rifle for $750 + conversion kit)

A dedicated .22lr upper is also an option.

A good 10/22 will run you about $500 (by the time you mod out the stock, barrel and key internals), so it's a lot less. Heck, even stock 10/22's shoot well and run only $200.

sloguy
02-24-2008, 2:37 AM
the ar platform is wonderful. i used to love my 10/22. at this point im mildly fond of it but never shoot it unless im taking friends out and they want to play with it.


with an ar you have the option of changing calibers later. not so easy with a 10/22.

ivanimal
02-24-2008, 2:53 AM
10/22 and an AR if I had th option of only one I would get the AR

3GunFunShooter
02-24-2008, 8:23 AM
There is a company making a drop in conversion for the 10/22 to be set up like an AR. 10/22 receiver and barrel.
About $225.00 Saw it on AR15.com and BrianEnos.com

sloguy
02-24-2008, 8:35 AM
There is a company making a drop in conversion for the 10/22 to be set up like an AR. 10/22 receiver and barrel.
About $225.00 Saw it on AR15.com and BrianEnos.com

at that price your more than half way to the real thing.

ViPER395
02-24-2008, 9:10 AM
If you want a .22, get the 10/22.

I wouldn't get an AR lower, just to get a .22LR upper, just so I had a .22. That's for sure.
Expensive way to go.

But, then again, I can't really see getting an AR for anything anyways :p

AJAX22
02-24-2008, 9:27 AM
drop in converted AR is the only way to go IMHO

I have both, If I'd had the AR first, I probably wouldn't have gotten the 10/22

and I love the 10/22 so that should tell you something.

MonsterMan
02-24-2008, 9:33 AM
If you have an AR style rifle already, then get the .22 upper. If not and you just want a .22 and not the AR in the future, than get the 10/22.

I love my 10/22 and my AR style rifles. :)

Mute
02-24-2008, 9:37 AM
If you already have an AR get the 10/22, then you'll have another rifle. No need to change parts. If you need a little more power in the future, you can always convert the 10/22 to a .17HMR.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 9:37 AM
If you already have the AR, then a conversion is the logical choice. I've put thousands of rounds through my ciener and it has performed perfectly. This helps to get the training and muscle memory with the AR on the cheap.

weezil_boi
02-24-2008, 10:50 AM
Question... will all that rimfire ammo jack up your .223 barrel over time?

I mean, after 3-4000 rounds of .22LR, will it degrade the accuracy of the barrel?

If so... would it be better to buy a 10/22 for $180 and shoot it, leaving your AR alone?

I think the cieners are running $120-150 anyway... is the $50-70 really worth ending up with excessive fouling/wear?

-my 1.5 cents

aplinker
02-24-2008, 11:09 AM
You get to use your AR, which is more fun, if you use a Ciener.

.22lr is so slow and small it doesn't mess with the barrel. The universal suggestion is to fire a few rounds of 5.56 after the .22 to clean out the gas system.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Question... will all that rimfire ammo jack up your .223 barrel over time?

I mean, after 3-4000 rounds of .22LR, will it degrade the accuracy of the barrel?

If so... would it be better to buy a 10/22 for $180 and shoot it, leaving your AR alone?

I think the cieners are running $120-150 anyway... is the $50-70 really worth ending up with excessive fouling/wear?

-my 1.5 cents

No. The 22lr will not lead to excessive wear. The fouling can be cleaned out in a jiffy. I usually put a few rounds of 223 through after I'm done with the ciener. It cleans things out quickly and its no worse for wear.

Got Stuff?
02-24-2008, 11:38 AM
Anyone have links to some AR 22lr conv kits?

aplinker
02-24-2008, 12:03 PM
http://www.22lrconversions.com/atch-pg.htm

cobra198
02-24-2008, 12:48 PM
I have both as well. I got the 10/22 first and worked my way up to an AR. I think it was a good way to go. I still bring my 10/22 out for some fun/cheap precision plinking. I like the variety!

sloguy
02-24-2008, 12:56 PM
Question... will all that rimfire ammo jack up your .223 barrel over time?

I mean, after 3-4000 rounds of .22LR, will it degrade the accuracy of the barrel?



22 is very easy on a barrel. ive heard stories of old bolt action 22lr rifles lasting 600,000 rounds before the barrels wear out.

over cleaning, and improper cleaning do far worse.

bigsipper
02-24-2008, 2:12 PM
the 22 LR bullet travelling down the AR15 barrel, how accurate can it go if the 22 LR bullet is smaller than the 223?
((Just wondering since the 22 is not really close to "matched barrel""))to the 223 barrel.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 3:24 PM
the 22 LR bullet travelling down the AR15 barrel, how accurate can it go if the 22 LR bullet is smaller than the 223?
((Just wondering since the 22 is not really close to "matched barrel""))to the 223 barrel.

I have a cheap stag 2h that I shoot 22 in all the time. I cannot miss on shotgun shells at 50 yards. Its good enough for me.

sloguy
02-25-2008, 4:35 PM
the 22 LR bullet travelling down the AR15 barrel, how accurate can it go if the 22 LR bullet is smaller than the 223?
((Just wondering since the 22 is not really close to "matched barrel""))to the 223 barrel.

i managed a group a little over an inch at 100 yards with a rimfire kit in my ar. you will get as good or better from an ar with a kit than a 10/22.

Toolbox X
02-25-2008, 4:46 PM
Just buy a stock 10/22 for $200. You will never regret it.

If you find yourself shooting a lot, then step it up to an AR/.22 conversion.