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Old 05-27-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Recommendations For AR-Style .22lr Rifle

AR- type/style rifle chambered in .22lr.
I don't know how many of our Kimber family own one of these. Now like most everyone I have several .22lr rifles but for the last year or so have been wondering/interested in getting a AR/.22lr. What I have noticed is lot of company's making them at different price points. Tell me what you have, how you like it, anything you don't like about it.
Are they all pretty much the same?
Does one brand stand out above the others?
I don't think I have seen any priced over 5 or 6 hundred dollars.
The Smith & Wesson MP in .22 looks like a good one, is it?
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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I have an AR15 in 5.56/223, i understand that you can get a 22lr upper or a conversion kit involving the bolt. At price you are talking, might be worth a couple hundred more to have both. Ar15.com is a great resouce if you want to check it out.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Maineiac64 View Post
I have an AR15 in 5.56/223, i understand that you can get a 22lr upper or a conversion kit involving the bolt. At price you are talking, might be worth a couple hundred more to have both. Ar15.com is a great resouce if you want to check it out.
I have a AR15 but I don't want to be swapping uppers or fooling with a kit.
Surely someone on here has a .22lr rifle made like a AR?
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Don't have one, but the Smith & Wesson model seems to have a good rep. M&P15-22
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Swapping uppers is pretty easy. Midway has a complete DPMS .22 upper for $419

Bud's has a Colt .22 Ar-15 for $459. I think they are made by Chiappa or GSG.
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Originally Posted by Gmountain View Post
Swapping uppers is pretty easy. Midway has a complete DPMS .22 upper for $419

Bud's has a Colt .22 Ar-15 for $459. I think they are made by Chiappa or GSG.
Why would I want to spend $419.00 for a upper that I don't want to fool with changing and keeping up with the different parts when I can buy a complete rifle in that price range!
I just saw a Colt Carbine M4 ,22lr on Gunbroker for $309.00 without any bids.
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Gander Mountain has the S&W M&P 15-22 in stock for $449
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Have the S&W MP 15-22. Bought it to introduce the grandkids to the sport a couple years ago. We have shot thousands of rounds through it without any issues. They have learned to shot, disassemble and clean it, and mainly firearm safety. Other than .22 ammo being hard to find (in mid Illinois), they still prefer to use the S&W over the other .22's in the safe (Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Browning, High Standard, Winchester, Savage, and Tarus). After using the 15-22, it has been easy to transition them to the colt M4, Armalite , and Rock River AR's but they still like the MP for casual shooting.
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I don't know the answer to this. Do the dedicated .22 AR's have the standard lowers, or are they a cheaper version of an AR lower?
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Originally Posted by LabMan View Post
Have the S&W MP 15-22. Bought it to introduce the grandkids to the sport a couple years ago. We have shot thousands of rounds through it without any issues. They have learned to shot, disassemble and clean it, and mainly firearm safety. Other than .22 ammo being hard to find (in mid Illinois), they still prefer to use the S&W over the other .22's in the safe (Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Browning, High Standard, Winchester, Savage, and Tarus). After using the 15-22, it has been easy to transition them to the colt M4, Armalite , and Rock River AR's but they still like the MP for casual shooting.
LabMan, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Finally someone read and answered my OP! That is the kind of information I have been looking for!!!
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