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Posted: 12/12/2020 10:25:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2020 10:04:43 PM EST by 1911xdm]
I want a 22 upper that will go on a regular ar15 lower. I have a lower with a franklin binary trigger. I would love to be able to use it and do mag dumps. Dumping 556 right now hurts a little bit but 22 could still be fun. Also needs to be threaded so I can suppress it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:14:29 PM EST
CMMG & Spikes used to make good ones and I suppose they still due.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:23:28 PM EST
Built two .22 dedicated ars with cmmg and taccom parts both suppressed along with a very custom 10/22
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:36:38 PM EST
I have a CORE Rifles dedicated upper that was built with CMMG .22 system. Works great normally. Works ok with binary trigger but ammo plays a role with it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:36:46 PM EST
I can’t seem to find any 22 uppers in stock. Are the CMMG conversion kits good? And do they work with binary trigger‘s?
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 1:07:16 AM EST
I built mine using the CMMG barrel and bolt kit. I don't have experience with binary trigger compatibility.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 2:13:17 AM EST
cmmg with redi mag-better mag s&w mag conversion. bolt locks back and s&w mags are easy to load, easy to find / cheap and very reliable. I'v got cmmg bolt and barrel 4.5 inch with 8 inch bcm mcmr handgaurd 6inch suppressor sticks out the end less than an inch. runs flawlessly...
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 2:17:46 AM EST
i bought a PSA 16" upper. i just went to the shooting range to finally shoot it. i run a US Optics TS12 on it with a Geissele mk8 rail, and have a BCM blem lower with a Geissele G2s tripper and LOVE THE FUCK OUT OF IT. when i went last week i only had 2 mags and shot 250rds of Fed 36gr and only one FTF and it was the case issue not the gun. now that i finally shot it, im kicking myself for not stocking up on them rounds when they were in stock the last few years.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 7:45:34 AM EST
Tactical Solutions uppers work great.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 10:07:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2020 10:16:30 AM EST by VASCAR2]
Tactical Solutions no longer manufacture their dedicated 22 LR uppers.   The CMMG Pattern with .460” collar and barrel stub are the most common today.  Right to Bear has everything you need to build an AR-15 dedicated upper or conversion kit.   PSA uses a CMMG pattern bolt and barrel.  Nordic Components sell a complete upper as  does JP.   Compass Lake Engineering sell an expensive but accurate dedicated upper geared to DCM shooters.  Beyer’s Barrels and Lothar Walther barrels get good reviews for accuracy with AR-22’s.

I wouldn’t recommend the Chiappa dedicated 22 uppers.

Tippman Arms a complete 22 LR on the AR-15 pattern.   The Tippman is probably closer to a true rimfire AR-15 than the S&W  15-22.

I think the CMMG has the most support in the AR-15 rimfire market today.

https://www.righttobear.com/22LR-parts-upgrades-accessories-s/1873.htm


https://tippmannarms.com/tippmann-arms-m4-22-elite-tactical-rifle/
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 10:10:08 AM EST
CMMG barrel and bolt + Catch 22 dedicated bolt catch to run MP 15-22 mags.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 10:31:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Foxtrot2November:
i bought a PSA 16" upper. i just went to the shooting range to finally shoot it. i run a US Optics TS12 on it with a Geissele mk8 rail, and have a BCM blem lower with a Geissele G2s tripper and LOVE THE FUCK OUT OF IT. when i went last week i only had 2 mags and shot 250rds of Fed 36gr and only one FTF and it was the case issue not the gun. now that i finally shot it, im kicking myself for not stocking up on them rounds when they were in stock the last few years.
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I’ve got a 16” PSA as well. It’s amazing and gets shot every time I shoot.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 1:50:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2020 1:51:18 PM EST by Default-Gateway]
I have the PSA 8.5 upper on an SBR'd lower that run exclusively suppressed It's a shit load of fun.  I got it 199 I think a yr or two ago.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 3:53:53 PM EST
The best 22LR upper is Compass Lake Engineering. However, it is not for mag dumps and it would probably be cheaper to buy 223 ammo instead.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 4:33:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2020 4:33:48 PM EST by WTFShane]
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Originally Posted By pepe-lepew:
The best 22LR upper is Compass Lake Engineering. However, it is not for mag dumps and it would probably be cheaper to buy 223 ammo instead.
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With prices at the moment, it would be cheaper to purchase the CMMG parts like majority of us has mentioned in the posts above.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 4:38:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 7:04:10 PM EST
I built mine with CMMG parts and love it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 7:09:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
I want a 22 upper that will go on a regular ar15 lower. I have a lower with a franklin binary trigger. I would love to be able to use it and do mag dumps. Dumping 556 right now hurts a little bit but 22 could still be fun. Also needs to be threaded so I can suppress it.
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As always, the best is the one YOU make.
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 10:25:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2020 10:25:15 AM EST by Lancelot]
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Link Posted: 12/12/2020 10:31:05 AM EST
CMMG dedicated upper. Had one for many years. No issues. Runs awesome.
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 10:38:53 AM EST
I use a Righttobear upper and it's a lot of fun on a binary lower.
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 10:42:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fishinnut1986:
CMMG & Spikes used to make good ones and I suppose they still due.
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FWIW, Spike's Tactical left the .22LR game in or about 2010.  One does see used and occasional NOS Spike's though.

MHO, YMMV, etc.
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 10:59:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By black1970:
Tactical Solutions uppers work great.
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This, mine runs 100%
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 11:04:02 AM EST
Have both, dedicated CMMG .22 and bolt conversion kit. They are accurate and run flawlessly with no problems. Recommend Black dog magazines.
Do it, you'll have no regrets.
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 11:36:29 AM EST
I know S&W .22 AR are used a lot in my local matches and tend to run great
I have had a JP and DPMS .22 ARs and they use the Nordic Comp bolts and they to me are the best .22 ARs in the business
Tac Sol are also some of the best
I haven't used a CMMG but haven't heard anything bad about them
I had a Spikes and had zero issues with them but back in the day many people had complaints about them so I would pass on them
Im planning on moving to the next level in Steal Challenge and will build a JP ultralight .22 upper when stock becomes available again
Link Posted: 12/12/2020 2:07:24 PM EST
RTB had CMMG bolt groups in stock yesterday/last night.  

https://www.velocityfirearms.com has the deal on barrels/collars and are in stock.

JSE and Aim have both sent me email in the past 2 days about uppers (no FA/door or with) as in-stock.

Doesn't seem to be a rush on hand guards and muzzle devices.

Build it up and go
Link Posted: 12/14/2020 9:09:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/14/2020 9:10:27 PM EST by carbineone1964]
The best..That is easy..Mine,LOL

Built on a FN GI upper, CMMG BCG,CMMG M16A2 barrel. Lower is a Clone M16 lower from PSA..All the rest that can legally be, is USGI parts.

It has a Franklin too. BD drums are a must for use with the Franklin. Do not buy the Fostech. It will not work with the CMMG upper. Very fun Rifle.


Link Posted: 12/15/2020 9:48:23 AM EST
I'm usually an assemble yourself kinda guy.

But I just grabbed one of the Tippmann arms w/7" Barrel. MLok rail, functioning bolt open/release and no polymer receivers. Those were my main requirements. I started pricing out a similar build with a CMMG/RTB Barrel and Bolt and it would have been similar/more money if I included a lower.

Only downside is the mags are not as popular, but they seem to be good quality and in-stock.
Link Posted: 12/27/2020 2:42:12 PM EST
Just an update. I went with the cmmg conversion kit to play with for now. Works like a champ with the Franklin binary trigger. Cycles supers and subs great.

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Link Posted: 12/29/2020 12:14:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2020 12:16:34 PM EST by carbineone1964]
Great choice..You do not need anything fancy for a AR22 upper..They are about fun..CMMG stuff fulfills that criteria..Great products and great service,accurate enough, very dependable for me with cheap bulk, very good accuracy with better ammo..... What more do you need in a plinker.

I really like the Binarys also.

Link Posted: 1/4/2021 8:53:24 PM EST
My cmmg and psa .22 uppers have both been equally problem free.
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 1:40:46 AM EST
As noted, a dedicated CMMG 22 upper (not a conversion kit) is the way to go. Also use the Redi Mag adapter  (https://www.redi-mag.com/product/better-mag-s-22-rimfire-magazine-adaptor/ )so you can use M&P 15-22 magazines for the ultimate reliability.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 2:09:33 PM EST
I have no reliability issues with cmmg or black dog magazines. The only thing 15/22 magazines has is they are a bit easier to load than the others.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 8:55:15 PM EST
Yes my Black Dog drums and straight mags work great too. But the great thing about the SWs is the ease of loading.
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