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Posted: 9/23/2004 9:16:52 AM EST
Considering that some companies with proprietary mags may or may not introduce 30 rounders now that the AWB is dead, which should I get?

The DPMS I can get (Flat Top, no sites at all, free-float tube, stainless bull barrel) from Midway with a 10 rounder for $379.

The Bushmaster (Carbon upper, low-rise flattop, with sites and front post, regular handguards) for $387. But it appears that this one you have to use their springs for the stock - you can't just pop it on your lower as-is.

There is one (Fulton, I think) that uses the Ciener adapter mated with a .22 barrel and can use the Ciener mags that already exist, but I think it is like $599

I don't like the CZ, so it is out.

Any others out there?

What I really want is a flat-top, preferably with no front site post, very accurate, that perhaps someday there will be 30 round mags for.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:33:32 AM EST
The DPMS fills the bill…

ANdy
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:53:04 AM EST
Cool - so I can get it accoutred the way I want it? Do you have to use a special spring in the buttstock for it or not? And I assume you can only use the DPMS mags - hopefully they will make some 30 rounders.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:55:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
Cool - so I can get it accoutred the way I want it? Do you have to use a special spring in the buttstock for it or not? And I assume you can only use the DPMS mags - hopefully they will make some 30 rounders.



Don't count on it right now.(the 30s that is)
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:58:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:59:18 AM EST
Bushmaster
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:00:44 AM EST
<yawn>


Ruger 10/22


Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:32:19 AM EST
Buy the Cadillac of .22 AR's … an Oberland Arms OA-22… they will export the US and build to any specification you want… expensive but pure quality…



www.oberlandarms.com/index.php?category=Waffen&id=0&page=

Andy
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:35:02 AM EST
What barrel twist rate is optimum for
.22 rimfire?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:36:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 10:37:29 AM EST by Fred-in-PA]
Look at the AR-22 uppers made by Frank White at Compass Lake Engineering. They cost more than the others, but there is a reason. They are excellent. They come with a 1 in 16 twist douglas barrel.

Compass Lake Engineering
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:39:58 AM EST
My dedicated .22 Ar15A2 has a 1:16 barrel… the optimum.

BTW, Ciener 30 round mags will work with the V-22 with a small modification.

ANdy
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:44:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fred-in-PA:
Look at the AR-22 uppers made by Frank White at Compass Lake Engineering. They cost more than the others, but there is a reason. They are excellent. They come with a 1 in 16 twist douglas barrel.

Compass Lake Engineering




Franks are one the best… (IIRC he's off in Baghdad now). He uses the M261 bolt assembly and a dedicated .22 barrel… the same set up as mine. Totally relaible with CCI Minimags and very accurate… however only 10 round mag inserts available.



My toy…

ANdy
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:57:32 AM EST
I have a Frank White (Compass Lake Engineering) 22LR upper. It shoots very well, amd is VERY accurate. I had to get a dedicated lower for it because it sure gets one dirty from that 22 dust. I put mine on a RRA lower with the 2-stage. It is my main practice rig for highpower. It cycles perfectly - until it gets too dirty, then ya gotta clean it; about every 400 rounds or so.

IMO the dpms and others are crap. My buddy got a DPMS and he sold it right away. He said it sucked. YMMV
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:21:51 AM EST
Accuracy Speaks.
They were the first ones to do it and they haven't been bettered. Derrick's in Iraq at present and his business could do with the support. They can make you one to use any of the .22 conversion kits available.
Compass Lake make a very good one too.
Both are pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Mark
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:58:16 AM EST
IMO, there are none better than those from Fulton Armory.

I have two, and I'm VERY happy with both. Don't let the price scare you off. You can save a lot of money if you build your own. Get an upper receiver and chargong handle for ~ $100, the barrel from Fulton for $200-250, and a Ciener Kit for ~$125 and you are in business.


Clint and Walt are great guys, and board sponsors too. Can't go wrong w/Fulton.
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