Converting .22LR to 5.56

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  1. Ruaerikoholic

    Ruaerikoholic XDTalk 100 Member

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    Hey guys I saw a Colt .22lr for sale at my local cabelas for 469.it was used but i thought maybe I can get this and convert it to 5.56 on the cheap?

    Is it possible to do this for cheap money or am i overlooking something. Oh and the sales guy was an idiot, and he had no idea what i was talking about.

     
  2. Clinton1621

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    No, the Umarex (Colt licensed) .22 AR cannot be converted to 5.56, and you can get one NEW for $469 at Budsgunshop.com
     
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    Ruaerikoholic XDTalk 100 Member

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    Thought so, thanks for the confirmation.
     
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    No problem, they do look pretty cool... I went with the M&P 15-22 for a cheap .22 AR plinker, havent had a chance to take it to the range yet though. Budgunshop also has a 5.56 AR made by Doublestar for $659, thats pretty low priced, but I dont know much about that brand...
     
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    No and the umarex is junk.
     
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    A few members here have got the double star.....I remember them saying it was great for the range and general use, but would not take them to war overseas.

    For 700 dollars, its a good gun, but you can build a better unit for 800
     
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    Ruaerikoholic XDTalk 100 Member

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    Yeah I got kind fo excited at first thinking I could get away with a mistake on Cabelas part and come out with a cheap AR. I tried to run a quick search on my droid but couldn't find anything.
     
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    Thats kind of what I figured... you get what you pay for;)
     
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    Yeah I heard way more negatives against the Umarex (Colt) than I did about the M&P 15-22... so I went with the 15-22.
     
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    Though a double star comes assembled and you can get it, clean and lube it, and then shoot it......no wait time on parts, build time, etc. Plus, in a HD capacity, its 10x better than a rock..... ;)
     
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    Thats very true about the rock LOL:p

    I actually held the doublestar when I was down there at Buds, it doesnt seem junky or anything.
     
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    I haven't held one, but they don't seem junky on my screen......
     
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    It didnt look like it came with sights... wonder if thats why its cheaper
     
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    Flat-top, Clinton?
     
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