This is a discussion on Battle of Tactical .22LRs within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by MoResident Ok, I have a question. When they go from .22 to .223, why does the price triple? The manufacturing cost has ...
It has been this way since forever.
Other considerations inclusive such as design, material and production costs, the bottom line is that only a small minority of persons will pay .223 dollars for a gun as chambered in .22.
Oppositely a gun chambered in .223 could be produced at .22 dollar value but the resulting product quality would suffer.
Have someone, anyone, though mention publicly that either .22 or .223 gun is thought to be 'banned' and quicker than you can say PROFIT!, the prices for either and both have and would increase.
I have threaded several already. Some people like the Smith better than the Colt but they dont like the fact that it does not have a threaded barrel.The only disadvantage is it lacks a flash hider (mostly for looks).
I built a mandrel so that I can take the top half off,set it up and thread it in the lathe, 1/2-28 threads to fit the standard flashider.
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I avoided the whole Colt vs. S&W boondoggle and just built my own .22 AR rifle. Spikes Tactical has everything you need or want to build any AR platform rifle in any caliber. It is a real AR, not just a look-a-like masquerading as one. If I want to stick a different upper on it I can turn it into a 5.56 or 6.8 in about 1 minute. It is a little costlier but worth every penny.
Mrs. Santa ordered me a Wilson Combat TTU drop-in trigger and a new Mueller Scope so on Dec 26th it'll look a little different.
Here is a photo of my rifle. I spec'd it with a Lothar-Walther match barrel and Magpul furniture. I love this rifle.
My newest acquisition :
S&W M&P 15/22
I've been wanting a plinker, I also wanted to get something I could pass on to my daughter when she gets older, and after some time holding and checking up information, I decided to go with the smith. I put $150 down on it, and will pick it up before the end of next month (luck withstanding.)
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anyone have an idea about the cost of extra magazines are for the M&P 22?
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Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 25rd Magazine. I picked up 8 direct from S&W last week when they were running a sale. However sale is off so cheapest right now that I can find is Botach Tactical.
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I bought a S&W's last August for $450 (includes tax) and love it. The only real complaint I've had is the difficulty in finding mags for it. I ordered two magazines for my 15-22 from S&W in September and FINALLY got the notice a few days ago my order had been shipped from the factory.
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Anybody try a SIG 522 yet? How much are they going for and can you get higher capacity mags for them then the S&W?