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    Default Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    I've had a Frontier Armory lower for a few years. Never got around to making/getting an upper for it. I've tried it with .223 upper and it works great.
    It came with a second hammer intended for .22LR uppers.

    An upper receiver (smooth, no forward assist) I ordered came yesterday. I planned on ordering other parts as I find them in a money-saving offer. Problem is, it looks like individual parts when added up may equal or exceed purchasing a complete upper...in which case I've just increased the costs by buying this receiver.

    One of the things that drives up assembling may be shipping on each item. Oh well.

    Anyway, I have a spare charging handle, delta nut/spring, carbine hand guards and cap and now a receiver. I have Black Dog .22 magazines which I am hoping will work. I think all I need now is a BCG and barrel, which I am uncertain about. I see collars for .22 conversions. If I am reading correctly, barrels come with a proper extension and the equivalent of a collar is already on the barrel?

    And, if I am going to use the carbine hand guards, I'm limited to a 16" setup, if 20 inch, I'll need rifle-length guards. In either case, I'll need a front sight or gas block for the hand guard cap to rest against?

    I think I'll be buying CMMG, but looking for suggestions on other makes.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    Default Re: Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    I wanted to do a dedicated .22lr upper build to slap on my SBR lower, but I found the prices to be insane. I was looking at CMMG for the barrel and bolt. When factoring in the price of a handguard - the prices equaled a complete M&P 15/22. I put the items on my wish list but I never see any sales from CMMG

    Ultimately I settled on CMMG's conversion bolt to put into a .223 rifle
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    Default Re: Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    I also was looking at 22lr uppers but the prices changed my mind. I got a cmmg conversion kit and it works great .

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    Default Re: Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
    I also was looking at 22lr uppers but the prices changed my mind. I got a cmmg conversion kit and it works great .

    Using their mags or using the adapter for S&W mags?

    I'm assuming your using the AR barrel? If so did you notice much/any degradation in accuracy?

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    Default Re: Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    Quote Originally Posted by crffl View Post
    Using their mags or using the adapter for S&W mags?

    I'm assuming your using the AR barrel? If so did you notice much/any degradation in accuracy?

    .
    I also have a kel tec plr22 the magazines I use for that are interchangeable with the conversion. I bought the magazines a couple years ago from cdnn when they where only $8.99. I am not that good of a shot and I pretty much use bulk 22 ammo so I have no complaints. The kit was on sale couple of weeks ago from Davidsons defence for $139.00 shipped and it came with 1 magazine .




    R15 25RD 22LR GRAY MAGAZINE FITS CMMG CEINER KEL
    Manufacturer: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT
    Model: AR-22
    Caliber: 22 LR
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    UPC: 411213110552
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    Designed to work CMMG conversion kits and similar Atchisson type .22LR conversion systems.

    Fits ATI, Atchisson, Chiappa, CMMG, Kel-Tec, Sig Sauer 522, Spikes & Tactical Solutions 22LR AR-15 coversion kits.

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    Last edited by Cloud; November 22nd, 2019 at 07:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Anyone assembled a dedicated .22LR upper?

    I'm on my way with the .22LR build. It is going to add up to more than a complete S&W ready-made, and that's with my own complete lower, handguards, front cap, delta ring/nut and my own Anderson receiver. Insane it is. But what else to do with a lower and already-owned parts? Guess I'da been way ahead just selling them cheap if anyone would want them.

    Some make money on guns and parts. I can't seem to even save money LOL

    Oh well. Can't take it with me, and the kids'll just waste it.
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