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Old May 25, 2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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I just wondering about all of the AR .22s I'm seeing everywhere. They look to be pretty expensive compared to a lot of other .22s and I am wondering about their performance. Target? Plinking? Hunting? For those who have bout one what purpose did you purchase it for? Are they as accurate as say the CZ 452?
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Old May 25, 2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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Ballistically on par but harder to keep up with the CZ because of the milspec type trigger.
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Old May 25, 2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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IMO you're better off to buy a Ruger 10/22 and take advantage of the unlimited aftermarket for it to build a "AR-style" or "tactical" .22lr. If you can dream it up they probably make it for the 10/22. They can be very accurate with the right barrel, stock, and trigger setup. Buying a receiver from Volquartsen to start a build is about the same price as the base level 10/22 carbine, so if you were going to replace most of the factory parts anyway, that might be the better option.

It won't be an AR, but anything other an AR-15 or AR-10 in the appropriate centerfire cartridge family isn't REALLY an AR either.

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Old May 25, 2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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For a long time I did not like the 'tacticool' .22's but then I realized the adjustable stock lets the whole family shoot the gun...youngsters, gals, guys etc. so I grudgingly must give them their due.

Remington tricks out a 597 with a heavy barrel in the tactical furniture and I saw one last fall for $350. That's still a lot of cash for a .22 but it felt really solid, much more so than the Mossberg or even the S&W they had at the time.

Like everyone else has said though, it is hard to go wrong with a Ruger 10/22 especially if you're willing to customize it yourself.
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Old May 25, 2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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I had and sold a S&W M&P 15-22. It was one hell of a shooting little rifle. I really enjoyed it but disliked the handguards. They can be changed but it was more work than I wanted to do, so I sold it to a buddy and bought a CMMG Quebec-A. It is a standard AR lower and a CMMG .22 cal upper. It shoots as good as the S&W , but weighs a tad bit more.

These guys aren't telling you lies, you can get a 10-22 for a lot less. It just wasn't an option for me. I didn't care for the 10-22's. I actually wanted the AR to keep the muscle memory,etc for my other caliber AR's. The 10-22's are awesome rifles, you just have to decide if an AR style is worth the extra $. I ended buying another AR in .22. It is well worth the difference to me, but to many it isn't.
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