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Posted: 8/18/2004 5:45:42 PM EST
...in an AR15 with a rimfire conversion kit?

The ammo is supposedly optimum with a 1-9" twist bbl.

I was considering getting a 1-9 twist bbl for the 10/22, or maybe a conversion unit, and shooting them out of an AR15.

Any of you guys "been there, done that" ? Curious about accuracy.

Thanks, MM
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:14:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:25:11 PM EST
I tried them and was not impressed. Accuracy only so-so (although better than any "normal" .22 ammo) out of a 1:9 barrel, and these things cost me $4.75 a box of 50.

Plus which, they stink. Literally! They smell like a carnival food stand on fire.

Save your money for a dedicated .22 upper, or AT LEAST a 1:12 barreled upper to use with your conversion. Winchester Dynapoints shoot okay out of those.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 12:30:57 PM EST
They sucked in my marlin .22, as well as a friend's 10/22.

neither were 1:9 twist though.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:49:09 AM EST
I got blast out of the ejection port and accuracy was worse than any of the "normal" .22LR rounds in my 20" 1/9 twist.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:39:06 PM EST
Thanks for the good feedback from all. I won't go down that road at all then.

Thanks, Shane
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 1:52:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By MontanaMarine:
Thanks for the good feedback from all. I won't go down that road at all then.

Thanks, Shane


Well, if you already HAD a conversion unit and a 1:9 AR, I'd say it would be worth trying a box--I did and I'm glad I tried so now I know. But I would NOT say that it is worth building up a whole project of any kind around this ammo.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:07:01 AM EST
When you use it out of a barrel with the proper twist(1/9.5) and not to mention bore size than it works nice.

I'v enot noticed a loss in accurecy really with regular .22 rounds either yet. But I don't get a chance to shoot the gun thats set up for the stuff all that often cuz it ain't mine(and it's a 10/22 not an AR).
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:33:35 PM EST
One shot 57yards dead woodchuck out of a marlin model 25 bolt action
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:41:15 AM EST
Tried them in my DPMS AR, got one mag through before they would bend trying to load when the bolt would close. I do have run them in my P22 and my 22 Savage which run fine. Another note
These things STICK.


wolf
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 2:05:03 AM EST
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