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.223/5.56 to .22lr conversion

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by Tanis143, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Tanis143

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    I've been looking around and found a AR15 .223/5.56 to .22lr conversion kit by CMMG that I'm interested in. Saw some good and bad reviews on YT and seeing if any of my local yokels have tried it. Thoughts?
     
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    Been using one for years. I don't know how many thousands of rounds I've put through it, enough to break the welds on the rear plate that stops the bolt so I had to re weld it.

    I occasionally get a ftf or double feed, but for the most part it's good to go using Federal bulk ammo.
    I recommend using Black dog mags with the metal feed lips. I've had the best results from those.
     
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    buy a complete .22lr upper from PSA and some black dog machine magazines. You will not regret that purchase.
     
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    Hrm, nah. I've only got a stock-standard (save a few pieces of furniture) DPMS AR from back in the late 90's based off the SN. Right now PSA is out of stock but I found a clearance post on their FB from a few years back that had them at 249, on clearance. The CMMG bolt and mag's was only 189 (on sale, normally 209), and it comes with 3 mags. If I had a custom lower full of TOL parts, yeah I would go the PSA route. For what I have, not really worth it.
     
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    i understand if you just want a plinker the CMMG conversion would do the trick. but i wanted an actual 22lr barrel for accuracy reasons and could not build an upper for less than a complete one from PSA.
     
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    Accuracy blows using a 223 barrel
     
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    At distance, yes.
    It works pretty good at 30ish yards though, which is perfect for steel challenge or making cans dance.
     
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    I’ll make your can dance
     
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    Don't make promises you won't keep.
     
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    If you want the CMMG kit, get it. It's loads of fun.
     

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