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rubicon762 10-11-2017 02:22 PM

What .22lr to simulate a NM AR-15 for practice?
Hi all
I'm thinking of buying/building a .22lr rifle, (to simulate my NM AR-15), to practice with for Service Rifle compitition, mainly to save on ammo costs.

I've priced .22lr uppers for the actual rifle, >$700 if I recall.

I think I can buy/build a whole .22lr for less...What do you think/recommend?

I would also like to use this rifle for CMP sporter compition.

Your thoughts?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Ryan V 10-11-2017 05:47 PM

They end up being too heavy for rimfire sporter. But are great for practice.

Rootsy 10-11-2017 07:12 PM

I had a keystone accuracy RF upper for a while and it was a hammer. Actually shot it setup like a space gun for smallbore prone league and held my own. Fed extremely well.

Have a friend with a Compass Lake and it is much more finicky than the Keystone.

The KA upper uses a modified CMMG kit. I believ John will sell you a barrel for $350ish and If you have any spare parts and an upper receiver then get a CMMG kit, remove the chamber part and have fun.

For the money, within a few hundred $$ I get more out of my SCATT.

lapriester 10-11-2017 10:52 PM

Just buy a CMMG conversion kit and shoot your actual rifle with it. I have one that functions flawlessly in all my AR's.

rich56 10-12-2017 12:27 PM

Tried one. Very inaccurate.

Originally Posted by lapriester (Post 1646616)
Just buy a CMMG conversion kit and shoot your actual rifle with it. I have one that functions flawlessly in all my AR's.

I had a conversion unit. IIRC M261
From my experience plus that of others. The units are so inaccurate, except for trigger time they are useless. No usefull feedback.
When Nordic uppers become a available I'll give them a second try too.

Mike308 10-13-2017 09:14 AM

My CLE is identical to my competition rifle except for caliber and high dollar scope. I use Browning 22lr ammo for practice at 25yds and 100 yd prone. The Krieger barrel is a excellent voice but expensive. Keystone makes an excellent product as well.

Droog 10-13-2017 05:20 PM

I'm in the process of sourcing parts to build a .22 trainer as well. I'm still shooting an A2 and was able to pick up a pinned 1/4 min upper receiver, float tube, handguards, and front sight base for dirt cheap off of the people converting to Scoped service rifles.

Going to go with the Keystone Barrel/CMMG kit when I get enough cash.

Greg Ficklin 10-13-2017 08:23 PM

I can't express enough how valuable my Compass lake .22 upper has been to me as a high power service rifle competitor. CLE makes their M-261 bolts in house that are modified for dedicated .22 barrels. They are incredibly accurate with quality standard velocity ammo like Wolf Target Extra, Eley, and CCI Standards. We practice and train junior shooters at 100 yards on SR-1 targets. I would not have made it to the DR badge, and High Master without mine.

MyTurn 10-13-2017 09:34 PM

Palmetto State Armory has some real nice .22 LR uppers. Just got one. But, at least so far, only available in carbine lengths:

mac1911 10-14-2017 11:47 AM

You can save a little cash if you have a A2 upper already to use for parts.
CLE makes a kit that's saves you a little money.

If I ever catch up on my current projects and save some project cash I would like to add a nice 22lr A2 upper to my list.

Right now I have a TacSol that I used a clamp on front sight base and a detach A2 style front and detach A2 rear sight for iron sight use... I prefer this set up with a scope though.

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