February 16, 2011

CMMG stainless steel .22LR conversion kit review for

I started talking with the folks at a few weeks before SHOT Show, and they gave me a chance to run the CMMG .22 conversion kit that they stock and write up a review on it. Considering the cost of centerfire ammo and the strained economy these days, shooting .22LR at the range instead of .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO makes a lot of sense for most training applications.

I used my BCM Mid 16 as the test platform, outfitted with a UTG carry handle to replace the BUIS (backup-iron sight). I'm trying to get back into shooting with iron sights, in hopes of running an Appleseed course later this year shooting iron-sights only.

To make a long story short, I burned through 325 rounds through the CMMG kit in about an hour. This in a gun that already had 200 rounds of .223 through it from my last range session.

I hope that you'll read the detailed review of the CMMG stainless steel .22LR conversion kit on, and let me know what you think. It was a fun conversion kit to shoot, and relatively easy to clean.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 16, 2011 11:06 PM

I remember reading a while ago someone had bought a handgun and was planning to convert the gun to .22lr for training purposes. He was criticized because a .22 pistol is nothing like shooting the original chamber. I suppose it won't matter as much with a rifle though. How does the recoil compare?

Posted by: Rafterman at February 18, 2011 12:02 AM