HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: hostdocket_
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 13138

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 291
BOT: 1
Total: 292
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Forums
03: Photo Albums
04: Home
05: Forums
06: Photo Albums
07: Home
08: Home
09: Home
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: News
13: Forums
14: Home
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Your Account
19: Home
20: Home
21: Home
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Photo Albums
26: Photo Albums
27: Forums
28: Home
29: Forums
30: Home
31: Home
32: Home
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Your Account
36: Home
37: Home
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Home
41: Forums
42: Home
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Home
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Home
51: Forums
52: Home
53: Home
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Home
59: Home
60: Home
61: Home
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Home
65: Home
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Home
71: Home
72: News
73: Your Account
74: Photo Albums
75: Forums
76: Home
77: Home
78: Your Account
79: Your Account
80: Forums
81: Home
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Home
89: Home
90: Forums
91: Photo Albums
92: Forums
93: Home
94: Forums
95: Photo Albums
96: Forums
97: Photo Albums
98: Home
99: Forums
100: Photo Albums
101: Forums
102: Home
103: Home
104: Forums
105: Photo Albums
106: Your Account
107: Forums
108: Home
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Home
116: Home
117: Home
118: Your Account
119: Your Account
120: Photo Albums
121: Your Account
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Forums
125: Home
126: Forums
127: Forums
128: Forums
129: Home
130: Home
131: Forums
132: Forums
133: Forums
134: Forums
135: Home
136: Forums
137: Forums
138: Forums
139: Home
140: Forums
141: Home
142: Forums
143: Forums
144: Home
145: Home
146: Forums
147: Photo Albums
148: Forums
149: Forums
150: News
151: Forums
152: Home
153: Forums
154: Home
155: Forums
156: Forums
157: Your Account
158: Forums
159: Photo Albums
160: Forums
161: Forums
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: Forums
166: Forums
167: Photo Albums
168: Home
169: Home
170: Photo Albums
171: Home
172: Forums
173: Home
174: Forums
175: Forums
176: Forums
177: Home
178: Forums
179: Home
180: Forums
181: Forums
182: Forums
183: Forums
184: Forums
185: Forums
186: Home
187: Photo Albums
188: Home
189: Home
190: Home
191: Your Account
192: Forums
193: Home
194: Your Account
195: Forums
196: Home
197: Forums
198: Forums
199: Treasury
200: Forums
201: Home
202: Forums
203: Forums
204: Forums
205: Forums
206: Home
207: Photo Albums
208: Home
209: Forums
210: Home
211: Home
212: Forums
213: Forums
214: Articles: Topics
215: Forums
216: Forums
217: Forums
218: Home
219: Photo Albums
220: Forums
221: Forums
222: Forums
223: Forums
224: Forums
225: Home
226: Photo Albums
227: Forums
228: Forums
229: Photo Albums
230: Forums
231: Home
232: Forums
233: Forums
234: Photo Albums
235: Forums
236: Forums
237: Forums
238: Home
239: Home
240: Forums
241: Forums
242: Forums
243: Photo Albums
244: Photo Albums
245: Forums
246: Forums
247: Forums
248: Photo Albums
249: Forums
250: Forums
251: Home
252: Forums
253: Forums
254: Home
255: Forums
256: Home
257: Forums
258: Forums
259: Forums
260: Forums
261: Forums
262: Forums
263: Forums
264: Forums
265: Forums
266: Home
267: Photo Albums
268: Home
269: Home
270: Photo Albums
271: Home
272: Photo Albums
273: Photo Albums
274: News
275: Forums
276: Forums
277: Home
278: Home
279: Forums
280: Photo Albums
281: Forums
282: Forums
283: Forums
284: Forums
285: Forums
286: Forums
287: Photo Albums
288: Forums
289: Forums
290: Photo Albums
291: Forums
  BOT:
01: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 308
 Pictures: 2458
  · Views: 824942
  · Votes: 1316
  · Comments: 85
 

The mini-me of ARs
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

TC, When it comes to AR's the sky is the limit !!!

At one time the 5.56 was about the only player in town. Now you can get a variety of short action calibers, pistol cartridges, and .22 rimfires.
You can choose from M4's (close quarter battle weapon), a standard issue style, High Power competition models, Varmint rigs, or full custom deals that you can easily spend 3 grand. A basic set up without the frills can be had for just under a grand.


IMO Rock River Arms is the way to go if you just want to buy a top quality complete rifle.
www.rockriverarms.com/

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
tcknight
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Oct 09, 2009
Posts: 327
Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Thanks SlimJim. Gives me something to read.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

wtf I gives ya sumtin to looky at !!! I sees how a I rate !!! Sad

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Botachdefense.com sale on Smith-Wesson-M-P15-22

Here is a great sale on the 22LR for those that would be interested (includes shipping).
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
tcknight
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Oct 09, 2009
Posts: 327
Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
:wtf: I gives ya sumtin to looky at !!! I sees how a I rate !!! Sad

Sorry bout that Chambered. I had already signed off. Crying or Very sad

BUT, this is just what I wanted to see. Very Happy I've seen a Rock River Arms on one of the hunting shows and was intrigued. I think I'll go take a look. What chambering do you recommend? I don't suppose they are chambering for any of the truly great rounds like .243 and the Fireballs?

One thing I wonder though. The scope is pretty high off the line of fire and the stock does not have a cheekpiece, so, do you find it difficult to quickly obtain sight picture? That's my main concern.

Thank ya for the recommend-a-tation. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

tcknight wrote:
The scope is pretty high off the line of fire and the stock does not have a cheekpiece, so, do you find it difficult to quickly obtain sight picture? That's my main concern.

Optimum scope height comes with rings/mounts that place the scope centerline 1.5 inches above the flat-top. Many of the AR-specific scopes like ACOG have this height built into the optics/mounting system. Here are some example of AR Scope Rings. Many scopes don't fit on the flat-top and need a base that extends beyond the flat-top base. The Burris PEPR scope mount is a good example and is shown later in the link above.

I have no difficulty getting quick sight picture. Many of the collapsable stocks have extra width to make a more comfortable check weld. I don't have a problem with the mil-std butt stock.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

I'm installing a Simmons 4-12x 44 on my AR-22 this weekend. I'll post some pictures.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

TC, I don't think RRA offers anything other than the standard AR chamberings.

Here's a Remington offering;
www.remington.com/prod...-r-25.aspx

Custom uppers are also available in other short action cartridges as well. The .204 Ruger is a popular choice among varmint hunters.
I'm not aware of any fireball models, keep in mind your working with a semi and you need a cartridge that will feed correctly for the size of the action.

My suggestion on caliber is get one of each !!! Very Happy

As far as scopes goes....stick with a flat top or removable carry handle and you'll have no trouble.

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
tcknight
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Oct 09, 2009
Posts: 327
Location: Arkansas

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Hey, I LIKE the one of each claliber idea! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
aznative
Member
Member


Joined: Oct 03, 2005
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

In the AR, the 6.8 SPC is now a fairly common chambering. You can also get a 6mm WOA which is just a necked down 6.8 case. I'm fairly sure White Oak Armament makes both, and he does great work.

There is also the 6mm turbo which is the 6.5 grendel necked down to 6mm and then you have to fireform the brass.

This is by no way a complete listing of possible calibers. If you go too weird you may end up with feeding problems with the magazine lips not being formed right.

_________________
"Our liberty is protected by four boxes...
The ballot box, the jury box, the soap box, and the cartridge box."
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Back to AR22s, here is the rifle with a Simmons 4-12x. My check rests on the butt stock and not on the buffer tube. The eye relief on this Simmons is not quite 3 inches. It was ok on my .243 but is insufficient for my .308 or .270 so just started using it on 22LRs when I sold the .243. This scope has the advantage of adjustable parallax for my sight-in ranges of 35 to 50 yards. Since most targets/game are small, the 4 power lower magnification works ok. I also use the red-dot sight to practice carbine action shooting.

Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

I had my first two malfunctions with the AR22. It was a cold day with temps a tick above freezing. One jam was with Ely Match ammo. It has been shooting 3/4-inch groups for me at 50 yards but on this day, the bullets were stringing vertically, stretching the group size to 1.8" vertically. I think the cold was affecting the powder's performance and one of the rounds just didn't have enough juice to blow back the bolt.

Jam number two was not related to the round but the how the magazine loads. I've seen occasionally where the top bullet when inserted will get its rim behind the bullet below it. A typical sign of this is the bullet will not ride nose high in the magazine. I usually correct the loaded bullet to get the rim in front of the bullet below it and ensure the nose of the bullet rides high. This time I let it go just to see what would happen - jam it did. Below is what to look for.

I'm really getting some great training with this rifle without the expense of shooting expensive ammo.

Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 5009
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Sort of in keeping with the intent of this thread...

Yesterday I picked up the SIG 522, which is their .22 LR version of their 5.56 military style rifle. I had a Millett red dot on hand and they matched up well. I shot it some today, mostly on plates, and had a blast!! I'll try shooting some groups next time I get to the range.


_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anybody else, and there ain't nobody better than me!" Ma Kettle
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger, that is one beautiful gun. Do you have a matching SIG in 5.56?

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 5009
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: The mini-me of ARs Reply with quote

Slim, I'm afraid the SIG 556 will have to wait awhile. It was about 3.5x as expensive as the .22 LR. It has replaced the AR on my wish list though.

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anybody else, and there ain't nobody better than me!" Ma Kettle
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.