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Old 05-18-2012, 10:38 AM
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I was interesting in maybe getting a complete 22LR upper for my LAR-15 and was wondering if any shooters here had any experiences with them.

I've heard some good things about the Chiappa 22LR AR and was thinking about getting a complete upper. I guess it comes with a mags and anything else needed to install on a mil-spec AR-15.


Has anyone had any dealing with complete uppers and NOT conversion kits?
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:01 PM
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I THINK(don't remember) the one my buddy bought was a CMMG.
Aside from the mags, Just push the 2 pins, like any other upper.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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Thanks Darkker. that was my thinking too. I want to keep the same feel and ergonomics as my LAR-15 with the ability to shoot a 22LR event.
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I bought a Chiappa 22LR upper. Shot it for the first time this weekend. Went through 250 rds of WM Fed hp with out a single hiccup. Fed great ejected all,fired all. I don't do that good with my CZ.
I am not soory I bought it, ought to do fine on rabbits(hehe)
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:12 PM
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I was interesting in maybe getting a complete 22LR upper for my LAR-15 and was wondering if any shooters here had any experiences with them.

I've heard some good things about the Chiappa 22LR AR and was thinking about getting a complete upper. I guess it comes with a mags and anything else needed to install on a mil-spec AR-15.


Has anyone had any dealing with complete uppers and NOT conversion kits?
I was thinking of doing the same thing because my wife wanted a 22 rifle and said she wanted a AR. I looked at all of the different uppers and then went to a local gun shop and saw a Smith and wesson 15-22. It was cheaper than the upper and it was a complete AR. I put a cheap 3 X 9 scope on it and this gun is a tack driver. I'm very happy that I bought it instead of going with a upper for my AR.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:56 AM
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I bought a Chiappa 22LR upper. Shot it for the first time this weekend. Went through 250 rds of WM Fed hp with out a single hiccup. Fed great ejected all,fired all. I don't do that good with my CZ.
I am not soory I bought it, ought to do fine on rabbits(hehe)
I'm glad to hear it shoots well. What did they charge for it? I don't see any prices listed on the website. What kind of accuracy did you get with it? 1" at 50yds?

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:53 AM
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I am using WW fed bulk HP's. in the first 500, I had 3 no fires,wouldn't go off in my bolt either. Functions well. Gave $299 at the local gun store. Have played with sights, red dot and scope. Just bought a NCSTAR scope, not very expensive, will have to see if has enough quality to be OK. Will shoot 1" at 50 if I hold steady, not so common anymore,but I can still hold to minute of rabbit,all that matters to me. My buddy bought a complete Chiappa,same upper, for 240 used, works the same. We are not sorry.
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I had a Kuehl upper. big waste of money, in my book. The .22 conversion has plenty of accuracy, and you can carry both the unit and the 223 AR afield. You can't carry both the AR and the entire upper, tho. So it's a lot less versatile. Also, you still need to spend the $200 on the conversion unit, for most of these uppers, at least, and the bolt and bolt spring are not "captive" on those units, as they are in the conversion units by themselves. So the spring is a PITA to get into the gun when you swap uppers.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 AM
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A few months ago I read a write up on the conversion kits, and they basically said don't waste your money on them unless 3-4" groups at 50 yds ar OK.

The twist in a .223 barrel is completely wrong for good accuracy from the 22LR bullet. that's why I'm asking about COMPLETE uppers with the bolt like the chiappa and DPMS.
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such accuracy will take a ton of small game, and it's certainly a lot better than anyone can demo for really fast combat shooting with the rifle. It's not true that you can't do better, either. i can't speak from expeience about 1 in 7" twists, but 1 in 9" and 1 in 12" rifling groups 2" or better at 50 yds, with the Ciener .22 units, given my experience at owning 1/2 dozen of them, firing them thru as many AR's, and watching my friends use as many more. If you have trouble with the 1 in 7, a possible, somewhat pricey fix is the 60 gr subsonic .22lr from Aquila, which is loaded into the .22 Short case.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:06 AM
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such accuracy will take a ton of small game, and it's certainly a lot better than anyone can demo for really fast combat shooting with the rifle. It's not true that you can't do better, either. i can't speak from expeience about 1 in 7" twists, but 1 in 9" and 1 in 12" rifling groups 2" or better at 50 yds, with the Ciener .22 units, given my experience at owning 1/2 dozen of them, firing them thru as many AR's, and watching my friends use as many more. If you have trouble with the 1 in 7, a possible, somewhat pricey fix is the 60 gr subsonic .22lr from Aquila, which is loaded into the .22 Short case.
Well, If I had a 22 lr that wouldn't shoot less than 3-4" at 50 yds, I'd sell it or wrap it around a tree.

I have more than one 22LR and NONE of them group worse than 2" at 50yds and that includes a model 60 Marlin. Heck, my Henry lever action will shoot 1" at 100yds with CCI green tags.
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so what/ ...

EDIT: Try not to be so confrontational, being. If you're going to treat every post you come across as an opportunity for an argument, or a high-school 'debate', you're losing out on the interactions where everyone might benefit from polite discussion.

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so what/ ...

EDIT: Try not to be so confrontational, being. If you're going to treat every post you come across as an opportunity for an argument, or a high-school 'debate', you're losing out on the interactions where everyone might benefit from polite discussion.

The point is, a squirrel head and body is a small target and 3" groups at 50 yds means alot of missed dinners. If you start shooting at rabbits and such at 100yds, 6" groups make for another missed meal.

Why settle for bad groups when better options are available?
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only if you can't get closer than 50 yds. I've taken plenty of squirrels with archery gear, and so have thousands of other men. your argument is silly. also, there is no meat on the ribcage of smaller critters, so there is no reason not to shoot for the larger chest cavity, same as no reason to shoot at head of deer.
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