GUN Can I ask you something? Why in the world would you put a .22 conversion in an ar15

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Pineapple Devil

Pineapple Devil

beat it!
Oct 8, 2001
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Bc .22lr is practically free it's so cheap :mamoru:

thats what i said


"b/c its a lot cheaper round"


him: yeah, but its a smaller round

me: well when i'm only using it at the range to hit targets it doesnt matter. i can use the same rifle but a cheaper round
 

striker754

Chillin
Dec 13, 2001
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Pretty pointless unless you have something to make the ar full auto. you can buy a whole different gun to shoot .22 for the same price as the .22lr kit.
 

Didact

I have no idea what I'm doing
Aug 17, 2001
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Because you can USE your AR for drills, practice, transitions.... minimal weight difference.

And then spend all day doing such for 30-40 bux as opposed to 300-400.
 

NEp8ntballer

New Member
Mar 22, 2006
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$139 + the .22lr < reloading costs + the stuff for .223
if you already have the press it would just be the cost of dies. the start up cost of reloading is a little pricey but it makes up for it in the long run if you shoot a lot. plus with a multi stage it doesn't take a lot of time to bang out a thousand rounds. I think it takes us about 8 minutes to output 100 rounds. QC and putting them in their boxes adds a couple minutes.
 

xpinchx

hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil
Dec 18, 2003
46,557
East Lansing, MI
if you already have the press it would just be the cost of dies. the start up cost of reloading is a little pricey but it makes up for it in the long run if you shoot a lot. plus with a multi stage it doesn't take a lot of time to bang out a thousand rounds. I think it takes us about 8 minutes to output 100 rounds. QC and putting them in their boxes adds a couple minutes.
I get what you're saying but it's not like you just buy your dies and you can make rounds for free. You still have to pay for bullets, primers, powder, and you have to get brass from somewhere. I don't know how much that equals out to be per round, but .22lr is still only a couple pennies every time you pull the trigger. If you're just fucking around at the range, who cares? :dunno:
 

NEp8ntballer

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Mar 22, 2006
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I get what you're saying but it's not like you just buy your dies and you can make rounds for free. You still have to pay for bullets, primers, powder, and you have to get brass from somewhere. I don't know how much that equals out to be per round, but .22lr is still only a couple pennies every time you pull the trigger. If you're just fucking around at the range, who cares? :dunno:
definitely. it's impossible to reload any centerfire cartridge for the cost of .22

my dads former shooting buddy moved to the east coast and got a job working at a gun store/range so we'd get a large box of spent .45 ACP every now and then.

The cost of new brass varies but people sell once fired brass at shows. For 1k rounds of .45ACP to be reloaded it would cost about 200 for brand new brass, 20 for a brick of 1k primers, estimate 20 for a pound of powder(buying larger quantities would decrease the price), and 230 bucks for 1k bullets and the cost is about 470 bucks which breaks down to 23.50 for 50 rounds. so buying factory ammo and then reloading that is possibly more cost effective. bringing the cost of reloading 1k rounds of already owned brass to about 270 bucks or 13.50 for 50 rounds loaded to your specifications.

We also scrounge at the range for whatever we reload. Sometimes after a practical pistol competition or if somebody who doesn't reload shoots before us we get a decent amount of free brass. cases are good for awhile and we have some boxes that have been reloaded 5 or six times. We shoot at an outdoor range, so it is also typical for a case or two to vanish so by scrounging we have a fairly large collection of spare cases, so losing a case or two on an outing isn't going to cause the world to end.

We don't shoot or reload .223 so I can't give you a similar breakdown on that and I'm not aware of the going rate on 30-06 bullets to try and come up with a comparison based on that. We talked to our reloading supply guy at the show on Saturday and that was the price he gave for 1k 230 grain FMJ .45 bullets.
 

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