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Old 11-30-2012, 1:09 AM
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Forgive me if this has been asked a thousand times before but I am new to Calguns. I have an AR that I love to shoot, but ammo is kinda pricey. I would like to purchase either an .22 conversion kit for my AR, or pick up another rifle all together that is already .22 any thoughts???
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Old 11-30-2012, 1:05 PM
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I would buy the conversion kit unless you don't want to have to take it down every time you want to switch ammo. I bought the Colt M4 in .22 when they first came out and now wished that I had the real deal 5.56 and the .22 kit but money was a concern and most AR type rifles were twice the price of mine at the time. Now you can pick up an entry level AR for under $600. I thought about doing just that and having one of each caliber so I could shoot both on the same outing!

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Old 11-30-2012, 1:13 PM
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CMMG has conversion kits that drop right in; they go for about $140 or so depending on which retailer has them on sale...google it up, and good luck!
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Old 11-30-2012, 1:16 PM
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.22 conversions are usially not near as accurate as dedicated .22lr rifles and you usially have to change you sights when you swap calibers...that being said for $160 its pretty cheep to find out for yourself if you like it!
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Old 11-30-2012, 1:29 PM
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.22 conversions are usually not near as accurate as dedicated .22lr rifles and you usually have to change you sights when you swap calibers...
you other option is to purchase a dedicated .22 AR upper, but $300 for that puts you in the price range of a stand-alone .22.
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Old 11-30-2012, 4:17 PM
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Buy a 22 cal rifle.
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Old 11-30-2012, 4:19 PM
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Buy a 22 cal rifle.
I like the idea of buying a .22 rifle, most likely a Ruger 10-22. But part of me wants to use my AR due to the fact I spent so much money on it in the first place
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Old 11-30-2012, 4:38 PM
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if you want to use the AR and have some decent level of accuracy shooting .22's, then you need a dedicated upper. conversion kits are cheaper, but your accuracy will suffer!
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