10/22 converion kit advice, comments, cuss words?

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  1. merrelmj

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    looking to make the ole stock 10/22 carbine something a little special, I like the idea of the nordic aluminum receiver upgrade to allow for ar add ons, but I don't know much about them. Anybody with experince or other better ideas for a relatively simple conversion starting point.
     
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    Sell your 10-22 to me and go buy one already built like you want.
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    Well im wanting a more ar style 22

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    When I decided I wanted a dedicate AR .22 no one made anything other than the Ciener conversion. Using the Ceiner conversion bolt, I picked up a Vietnam era FN A-1 military takeoff upper at Knob Creek (1/12 twist), put it on a cheap Hesse lower, removed the gas tube plugging the hole in the sight block with a set screw and removed the buffer & spring. Then I took the butt-ugly Ciener mag, cut the top off a worn out 20 round aluminum AR mag and JB Welded it to the Ciener so that the seam didn't show (it was up the magwell) and painted it black. I labeled the gun .22 LR only by the ejection port.

    It shoots great. This was years before the dedicated Spikes upper or Colt and S&W .22 AR guns.

    Buy you a AR .22, then you can practice the same AR fundamentals at short distances without the cost of .223 ammo.
     
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    The Nordic chassis is superb quality. They are not cheap tho. The Archangel kit looks good from a distance.
     
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    The price aint to bad if you got spare ar junk laying around.

    I hate to do anything to my 10/22, but I ain't gonna get nothing out of it, which has led me down this ar clone path.


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    And people talk about my Frank -n- Stein guns , I'll take a saw , torch , and welder to about anything to get what I want lol
     
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    Anyone can plunk down money to buy what they want. I am proud of building "exactly" what I want. ;) My all Imbel hardware FAL has G1 butt stock & G1 grip, with L1A1 handguards, DSA rail dust cover and CNC Warrior muzzle brake. Looks good, too. ;)

    Franken-Guns, Inc.
     
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    It just works for me, flat out shoots fast and accurate. Its lighter than most conversions with the tac-sol barrel about 3.5lbs
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    Yep I have a room in the back of my tattoo shop I tinker in. im working on a mosin now making it use a 20rd detach finnish mag . thought it would be fun to make
     
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    By the time you get done spending money on the Nordic and other fitments, you could just build a .22 AR:

    Del Ton lower, CMMG upper, CMMG mags and Magpul most everything else.

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    What did you coat stocks with?

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    I agree. The only reason I have one is cuz I won it.


    These do look fun:
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    If own a 22 and you don't really use it, then i see making it into something I want rather than having to give it away.

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