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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:40 PM
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22lr lower-223 upper?

I am new to this AR forum so forgive if this is a repeat. Just wondering if any 22lr lowers can take a 223 upper? If so what brands have you any luck with? Or if you can link me to a previous forum that would be appreciated to.
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    Unread 01-14-2013, 01:28 PM
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

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    I am new to this AR forum so forgive if this is a repeat. Just wondering if any 22lr lowers can take a 223 upper? If so what brands have you any luck with? Or if you can link me to a previous forum that would be appreciated to.
    There are complete riles as moderate cost (under $300) advertised as 22LR AR-15s, but in any I've seen they don't have the gas system components to handle the cycling a 223 Rem upper if they even fit. You can get 22LR uppers for a standard AR-15 Lower. Those have their own blowback bolt assembly built into the upper and only use the hammer and trigger of the lower. Those are typically as expensive as a 223 upper.

    Consider a Marlin 60 or Ruger 10-22 if you want a 22LR semi-auto rifle.
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

    Actually I am trying to get a 223 A.R. and they are all sold out right now. So I was hoping to be able to get a 22 Long rifle Lower and convert that to a 223.
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    Unread 01-14-2013, 07:35 PM
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

    Sounds like a bad idea. You could see if stiller has any lowers.
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

    That's what I was wondering. Just thought I could do it either way. That was why I came to you guys.
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    Unread 01-16-2013, 09:45 PM
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

    A buddy has the smith and wesson 22 and he told me that the pinning pattern is different.
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    Re: 22lr lower-223 upper?

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    I am new to this AR forum so forgive if this is a repeat. Just wondering if any 22lr lowers can take a 223 upper? If so what brands have you any luck with? Or if you can link me to a previous forum that would be appreciated to.
    Hey I like your thinking though! It really is a good question. I never even thought about converting one of my ARs to 22LR, that's what the 10-22 is for.

    For the rest of us needing an AR, or another one, and the recent shortages, depending on the manufacture's mag well design, you might end up with just a single shot AR. Not being able to use an 5.56 magazine.
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