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Posted: 11/25/2010 6:36:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/25/2010 7:00:49 AM EST by pat701]
What is the most accurate, and reliable of the 22 cal AR-15 rilfe that are available? I would scope it, and use it at 100 yards. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 7:31:34 AM EST
I have a Spikes .22 upper and it is awesome!

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 7:36:11 AM EST
Most Accurate: Compass Lake
Most reliable: maybe CMMG. Spike's, .
Good 100yd accuracy is going to need a premium barrel.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 1:37:13 PM EST
I installed a CMMG barrel into a upper and used a Ciener conversion. The combination of the two must have pleased the accuracy gods because it is the best shooting rimfire I own other than specifically built match guns.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 2:45:29 PM EST
I owned a S&W AR-22 & a GSG Carbine (not really an AR, but WTF) & neither gave me reliability worth their price. Then I bought Sig 522 & couldn't be happier. It uses Black Dog mags & has been 100% from the first mag load I shot with it.

I have no experience with the new Remington & I loathe Ruger products so I can't comment on those.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 5:30:00 PM EST
I have a S&W mp15-22. Had initial jamming issues, sent it back to the factory and got it returned at zero cost. Now at ~500 rounds with zero malfunctions using Federal Bulk .22LR. Accuracy is good. I got sub 2 inch groups at 50 yards. Certainly not a 100 yard rifle, but I doubt that any of the tactical AR-15 type 22's are designed to be.

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Link Posted: 11/25/2010 5:58:52 PM EST
I've had good luck with a 15-22, other than trouble I've made for myself; stuck a Bill Springfield modified trigger group in mine, and got into doubling trouble and other evils. Bill eventually stood behind it, but I still got an occasional double. Finally sent it back to Smith, and they made it right; better customer service does not exist on the planet. I'd have told me to go to hell under the circumstance.
I've since put a Geissele trigger in mine and set it up to mimic a Govt Carbine that I own; works great, shoots straight, jams are rare, and everyone who shoots it wants one. I can hit two inch steel at 25 yds offhand with irons.
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Link Posted: 11/26/2010 12:29:54 AM EST
Check out the rimfire/pistol forum in the AR15 section. Lots of good info there.

I run a CMMG .22 upper. It's relaibility cannot be beat, even with crap ammo, and it's a hoot to shoot suppressed. Keep it clean, keep it wet, and it'll keep you happy.

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Link Posted: 11/26/2010 7:28:35 AM EST
I have the S&W 15-22 & quite happy. Accuracy is good enough for me to tag Ohio whistle pigs out to 60-yds. off-hand with little problem.

If you want to read a more extensive comparison, the most recent NRA publication of American Rifleman includes the tactical 22's.

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Link Posted: 11/26/2010 10:41:29 AM EST
I bought a S&W M&P15-22 last month and couldn't be happier. I haven't had this much fun shooting a .22 since I was a kid. Acceptably accurate and super easy to clean.

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