223 and a 22.?

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223 and a 22.?

Post by Akkar » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:13 pm

The other day I was at the range and a guy kept shooting 223. then he'd do something to his AR and it would shoot 22. but with the same barrel... is this dangerous? If not what brand can I get of the AR to shoot 22.? Its alot cheaper to target shoot
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Post by Bullseye » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:17 am

If he was swapping out the bolt carrier, then he was inserting a .22 LR chamber insert conversion kit. The diameter of the bullets are the same so using the conversion is not harmful to the barrel. The smaller sized shell is less expensive, but bulk 22 LR is somewhat harder to find these days.

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Post by greener » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:54 am

I have the CMMG kit. Some fall off in accuracy but it works well. Simply a bolt replacement with a magazine.
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Post by bearandoldman » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:34 am

greener wrote:I have the CMMG kit. Some fall off in accuracy but it works well. Simply a bolt replacement with a magazine.
http://www.cmmginc.com/category_s/1851.htm
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Post by Akkar » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:53 pm

Can any AR do this? Or just a certian kind? Oh man I buy bucket o bullets for 22. remington Alot cheaper than buying 100 rounds at a time
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Post by Bullseye » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:42 pm

Any AR can take a .22 LR conversion kit, which consists of the chamber insert and a magazine set up for 22 LR. BAOM's is a dedicated 22 LR rifle and can not be swapped between the two calibers. The idea was to get quality trigger time with the AR model rifle at pistol ranges or pistol range distances and take advantage of the lesser costs for practice time. You can see some detailed pictures of a Colt Conversion Kit at this link http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html? ... 5&t=265968 I bought one of these kits way back in the late 80's to practice service rifle position shooting at an indoor pistol range.

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Post by Akkar » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:27 pm

Alright thanks buddy, I'm probaly gonna get one here soon just gotta pay some of the bigger bills first, Then the rest is mine to spend as I like!
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