AR15 .22 conversions

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    AR15 .22 conversions

    Well, I just bought an AR15 for the obvious reason. I am looking at ammo and 5.56mm ammo is about .50/shot. I don't reload, I don't want to reload. I am thinking about a .22 conversion kit and was wondering if anyone has one and how well they work. I priced one and it was about $500. That would be 1000 rounds of ammo, so it would pay for itself rather quickly.
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    I have a ciener and they are only around 130.00,you replace the bolt carrier group with the ciener 22 BCG and use the magazine ,mine holds 10 rounds but I think you can buy 20 rounders,you will need to adjust your sights due to the fact POI for 22 LR is different than .223
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    I have a Ciener that works well. It likes to run wet, but other than that, I've had no issues at all with it. I dont know who's charging 500 for them, but thats a rip off.

    http://www.22lrconversions.com/atch-pg.htm
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    I think the guy was talking about a whole new upper (or was it lower) receiver. But it looks like the Ciener would work. Are there other manufacturers? Is it "better" to get the conversion or a different upper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Are there other manufacturers? Is it "better" to get the conversion or a different upper?
    There was another maker at one time, but the name escapes me at the moment. I don't think they are around anymore, the Ciener is the better product anyway. I don't think it makes a difference if you get a new upper or not, maybe the AR gurus will have a different opinion. I suppose it would depend on your intended use too. A dedicated upper will provide more accurate shooting, but there is more expense involved. If you just want to plink or go through the motions practicing tactics and such, the Ciener will do just fine.
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    You might want to take a look at this.....
    .22LR Upper M4 [.22LR Rifle] - $600.00 : Spikes Tactical, 407-928-2666

    I've heard good things about them. It's a .22lr upper.
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    The ciener works great and you can jump from 22 Lr to .223 in a couple of seconds by replacing BCG and throwing in a mag of .223.If you have a flat top upper you can buy an A2 rear sight for 29.99 and adjust it for the .22 LR then swap the sights with the BCG's and save a buncha money
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    Tactical Solutions: AR-15 Upper Receiver/Barrel - Tactical Solutions

    Spike's Tactical: .22LR Upper M4 [.22LR Rifle] - $600.00 : Spikes Tactical, 407-928-2666

    Expensive due to being complete assemblies, but the chief benefit is that you get right twist rate to stabilize .22LR bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    Tactical Solutions: AR-15 Upper Receiver/Barrel - Tactical Solutions

    Spike's Tactical: .22LR Upper M4 [.22LR Rifle] - $600.00 : Spikes Tactical, 407-928-2666

    Expensive due to being complete assemblies, but the chief benefit is that you get right twist rate to stabilize .22LR bullets.
    If you are looking for target/match grade shooting with rounds touching or forming a clover then I do not believe you can get those results with the ciener,now if you just want a cheap plinking AR then ciener,I have the ciener for the ar but I also have 2 !0/22 match grade rifles
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    CNMG also make a conversion BC/CH kit. You can buy direct from them or at Brownells. I don't have one but figured I'd pass on what I know. You can also buy 27 round Black Dog magazines that I think will fit any of the above mentioned conversions. I've seen a .22 conversion at a gunshow that was a military surplus item from the Air Force. The salesman said they used them for training. The kits he had were BC/CH and a mag for $175.
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    Tactical Solutions all the way. Great product. Failing that, Spikes Tactical, but their recent price increases have me questioning future business with them (personal decision).


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    Looks just like a ciener for only twice as much
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Looks just like a ciener for only twice as much
    sorry I posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I have a Ciener that works well. It likes to run wet, but other than that, I've had no issues at all with it. I dont know who's charging 500 for them, but thats a rip off.

    http://www.22lrconversions.com/atch-pg.htm
    +1 for the Ceiner kit - mine likes to run wet as well, but if kept lubed, it's a lot of fun.

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