You're paying $300-$400 more to have it look like an AR. What's the point?
Get a 10/22 for $100 and spend $60 for a new stock and you've got the same thing.
I always thought the AR looking 22's were a waste of money. You have a very valid point I have not considered. I wanted one of these but did not see the value. Now I must rethink my stand. I am not sure if I should thank you or swear at you (LOL).Allow me to give two reasons:
1) I own a Sig 556 (rifle that shoots the .223/556)...just bought the Sig 522. They appear almost identical. The 522 allows me train on a gun with similar actions, but at MUCH lower cost to shoot.
2) Since this is a "prepper" site, allow a little "far-out" thinking. A person seeing my 522 wouldn't know it's not an EBR, since even the magazines look like 556's. Were I to be confronted with a dozen armed men, all toting what looked like "military" rifles, I would be much more concerned than if they had a hodge-podge of arms. Just a thought.
I love my 522. It's more accurate "out-of-the box" than my other .22 rifles (10/22's, others). Personally, I think it's worth the extra money to take a stock .22 rifle such as the Ruger 10/22, and make it look more like a EBR. One doesn't need to, but every advantage I can have, I want to take...including causing the other person to think I'm more heavily armed than I really am.
sub sonics do not travel faster than the sound barrier thus are quieterHey...speaking of .22s what's the difference in standard long rifle,hollow points and subsonic ammo?
Does subsonic still have the accuracy and power?
Epic post. I agree 100%. I don't care about what others think. An ar15 is a .22 on steroids anyways.The .22lr AR's are used primarily as training weapons for a lower cost. You get the same function as AR's and get the muscle memory. CMMG also makes conversion kits for ARs that replaces the bolt and magazine.
I would recommend getting an AR as a battle rifle then either getting one in .22 or obtaining a conversion kit for it so you can shoot it for a lower cost. I have a conversion kit for my Glock and I shoot about 400 rnds a month out of it for training purposes.
.... And I agree with Donls.... the .22 versions of battle rifles are good tools. The Sig556 and the 522 are both really well built rifles and I would recommend them to anyone.
I think having a 10/22 would be a good place to start. You can build them up as much as you want or just leave it stock and have an awesome rifle.
Oh... and having a .22lr AR or 522 will not get you laughed off the range. A lot of people are usuing them as training aids.