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Old January 8, 2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Looking for a affordable .22 AR platform

I asked the wife what she wanted and she told me .22 AR so here I am with a limited budget and a wife who wants a new gun.
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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I don't know much about them but the cheapest I could think of was the Mossberg model, but since the craziness began, it might not be so cheap anymore.

I went with the M&P 15-22 a few years back. Most fun rifle I own.
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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The Mossberg 22AR and Smith&Wesson M&P15-22 are your choices under $500. Now you just have to find them in stock...
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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Hey remshooter.
go to www.budsgunshop.com
Click on the categories column....then rifles...then mossberg.
they have the ar. 22 with the 25 round mag for 299.00 in stock. The tactical is 329.00 in stock.
I have the 299.00 version and have over 2000 rounds thru it wo a cleaning and have had 0 jams.
buds is a great site. 20% down with 90 day layaway to if yer like me and cant swing it all at once. Goodluck. RR
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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^^^that's awesome^^^

I was afraid that the craziness would spill over to the .22 LR ARs.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I love my M&P 15-22. It nice being able to go through 10 mags and not regret it one bit. Shot about 1000 rounds without a single failure. Pretty amazing.

I also shot a 1.5" group with 5 standard Federal rounds from 50 yards with an open sight. Considering my shooting ability it was certainly a miracle, but I was impressed.


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Old January 8, 2013, 11:25 PM   #7
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I was afraid that the craziness would spill over to the .22 LR ARs.
$300+ for a semi auto .22 is crazyness in and of itself, when there are .22 semi autos in every pawnshop in America for $100...... thay are not "tacticool" or new, but they problably are just as accurate.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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I looked into the mossberg plinker and from what I hear they are cheaply priced and cheaply made and accessories are hard to come by and I saw colts for 350 2 months ago but prices have sky rocketed. I saw a base model for 575 the other day. I guess I may be out of luck. I'll just have to wait for a gun show and maybe make a deal.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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Remshooter, do you have a AR? If Yes Why Not buy a conversion?
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Old January 9, 2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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RS: if you have an AR-15, buy a dedicated .22 upper, i recommend the TacSol .22 upper



they are a bit pricy, MSRP $625, but i consider these .22 uppers to be the best, i got mine at a gun show on an "introductory" offer when they first hit the market for half what they are selling for now.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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@ jimbob- if he was asking for a non AR 22 rifle, I would have steered him to a Marlin or Savage. But the OP was asking about a specific type of rifle. Thanks for your helpful input.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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I bought my CMMG AR15-22 from a local gun shop. He sold it to me for $450. It is a Standard CMMG lower with a dedicated .22 upper. I went this route incase I wanted to swap uppers. I also have owned the M&P15-22, it was a fun accurate rifle too.

Here is the link to the gunshop that had the CMMG. He used to sell a lot on gunbroker. I am not sure if he has anymore in stock, as I bought mine a year and a half ago, but he did have one or two pre panic. It is a little LGS, that has always been great to me..
http://spartagunsandammo.com/
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Old January 11, 2013, 01:09 AM   #13
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Saw a NIB S&W MP-15 22 go on auction arms last week for $880!! So the madness is already in that market. IMO the Mossberg may look sort of like an AR-15 but that's about it. If you look at one close up I don't think you'll want to overpay for it at all. I wouldn't give regular retail for one.
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Old January 11, 2013, 01:27 AM   #14
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The Mossberg looks and feels very cheap. I would go with the Smith and Wesson MP 15 22.
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Old January 11, 2013, 01:53 AM   #15
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Saw a NIB S&W MP-15 22 go on auction arms last week for $880!! So the madness is already in that market. IMO the Mossberg may look sort of like an AR-15 but that's about it. If you look at one close up I don't think you'll want to overpay for it at all. I wouldn't give regular retail for one.
I saw a used one was at Cabelas today for $250. Wasn't impressed in comparison to my M&P 15-22.

My local Walmart had two M&P 15-22's in stock just a few hours ago. Both $400 or $450.


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Old January 11, 2013, 04:21 PM   #16
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If your not stuck with a ar design might I suggest a $300 GSG 522. Bought mine at Dick's sporting goods on sale during the holidays.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...ns-gsg-522-sd/
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Old January 11, 2013, 05:31 PM   #17
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Like others have said, you can't go wrong finding yourself a M&P 15-22. Arguably one of the best AR .22's on the market. Go find a couple of feel them out. You'll understand what we mean once you've held it and then be a true believer after you've fired it.
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Old January 11, 2013, 06:09 PM   #18
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If this is for fun shooting it is IMO a big big waste of money buying a dedicated upper.

A .22 conversion can be had for $140 and from what I have seen using my S&W M&P OR and CMMG conversion I would have no problems taking out small game at .22 LR ranges.

Target shooting I get 1-1.5 inch groups at 50 yards and 2-2.5 at 100.

Save your money for ammo and a few extra mags.
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:22 PM   #19
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I really want the smith, my son in-law has one. beautiful firearm.
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