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AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby Marauder 1 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:00 am

Can someone explain why no one has done this yet? It seems totally doable with a standard upper. I would also love to see a .17HMR version.

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Re: AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby bearrowland » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:45 am

I just shot a Mossberg .22 LR version and I think a 22 Mag would be even more reliable with more power. I don't know why the 22 Mag is on the downslide (at least in my area). I used one growing up, and think it's the next best thing to a 22 Hornet power and noise wise. The ammo around here is RARE!
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Re: AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby iridium-192 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:42 pm

I would want to try a pistol in this caliber & even more so in .17HMR! :thumbup:
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Re: AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby Marauder 1 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:56 pm

I have a Rough Rider .22 mag pistol from American Heritage. It's a single action revolver with a 6 inch barrel. That thing is a blast to shoot both .22LR or swap the cylinder and then it's a .22 Mag! All that fun for under 200.00

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After shooting one of these for a while I was wondering why no one has ever made a AR version. It would be a blast to shoot.

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Re: AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby Grindl » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:06 pm

Way back in 83 ; I was working in a Bike shop , and a customer needed some work done and was short of cash . He offered to trade me a handgun for the work needed , so I looked at the gun . It was a Ruger Single-Six , double action with both cylinders . The standard .22 and the .22 Super-Mag . Excellent gun , and I finally sold it some time in the early nineties for a small profit .

Wish I still had it because I found out they are now worth a small fortune , compared to 80's prices . Who knew ? :roll:
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If not now ....When ?
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Re: AR 15 chambered in .22 Mag

Postby bearrowland » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:28 am

Waaaay back when I was a teenager, I hunted with one of those Rugers. It was a great revolver to shoot and carry. Just heavy enough to soak up the added bite of the 22 Mag, and pretty accurate for a kid just beginning to enter the world of handguns. My uncle sold it decades ago and I'd give almost anything to have it back. I didn't know the prices went thru the roof on them.
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