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Old 11-16-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Looking to get my first AR 5.56,.22, or both...

Hey guys, Im looking to get my first AR platform (I am the ultimate nOOb to AR's, sorry). This gun will serve as a 99% target shooting gun. I was almost set on the new SR-22 from ruger when I walked into the local gun store and was introduced to the 5.56 to .22 conversion bolt. This would really help with that extra 1% (damn zombies). The only thing is that I can probably pick up the .22 for less than $500 and it looks like to buy a 5.56 with a conversion is close to $1300. With a $800 difference should I just save up later on for a decent caliper? Thanks for the input
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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.22lr and .223? BIGGGG difference there. .22long rifle is a tiny little round, whereas the .223/5.56 is a military round. I'm confused by where you're going...
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:46 PM   #3
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Maybe he means a 22-250? That and the 556 are alot closer
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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Trust me, if it's between .22 and .223, it's worth it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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If he wants a 22 AR he should get the new Colt 22.....and fyi the S&w M&P-15 .22 is cheaper than the Colt but the lower on the Colt is metal and the Smith is plastic.

I'd get the Ar-15 if I were him...you can always get a .22
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.22lr and .223? BIGGGG difference there. .22long rifle is a tiny little round, whereas the .223/5.56 is a military round. I'm confused by where you're going...
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Maybe he means a 22-250? That and the 556 are alot closer

the guy at the gun shop pulled a 5.56 round out of the box and showed me that the actual bullet (not the casing) is the same diamiter as a .22, yes the cases are different sizes but that is why you change out the bolt assembly and mag (a 30sec process).
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the guy at the gun shop pulled a 5.56 round out of the box and showed me that the actual bullet (not the casing) is the same diamiter as a .22, yes the cases are different sizes but that is why you change out the bolt assembly and mag (a 30sec process).
Got a lot more than that buddy. Can't think of it that way. You need to consider a REAL .223/5.56 AR first. THEN, consider a .22 conversion. It does NOT go the other way around. I know there are SR-22's, MP-22's out there where you can snag a conversion upper. Personally I'd want a dedicated upper to shoot .22lr, rather than just a bolt assembly. GOod luck though!
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Buy an AR15 and a Ruger .22 rifle for $200.
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Buy an AR15 and a Ruger .22 rifle for $200.
Correct.

A Ruger 10/22 (to me) is a better option than a conversion kit for another rifle....plus then you have another gun
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