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Old December 16th, 2010, 08:01 AM   #1
 
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10/22 AR look a like?

To make a 10/22 look like a AR-15 what parts would you need and how much would it cost for upgrades?



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Old December 16th, 2010, 08:07 AM   #2
 
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It would probly cost as much to upgrade your 10/22 to look like an AR as it would to buy a dedicated .22LR AR...
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Here is mine...looks sorta like an AR. Tapco stock, stubby foregrip, muzzle brake, Beaver Creek 25 round mag and BSA 3x-9x 40mm scope mounted on sight-thru scope mount. Total price including the standard 10/22 carbine was less than $340. I wouldn't buy the SR-22, because if I wanted a rifle that looks like an AR, I would just go and buy an AR.



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If you are just going for looks there like GMinor said there are expensive ways to do it. The Promag Archangel (<-click) kit dresses up the receiver and stock and masks the barrel to look tacticool for about 125 plus shipping. I can find these at local sporting goods stores locally.
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If you are just going for looks there like GMinor said there are expensive ways to do it. The Promag Archangel (<-click) kit dresses up the receiver and stock and masks the barrel to look tacticool for about 125 plus shipping. I can find these at local sporting goods stores locally.
By the time you add your scope, rings and extended mag, plus the price of the 10/22, you are about at the same price as mine with the Tapco stock. I have heard of a few "fitting" problems with the Archangel kit, in that you need to sand or grind in a couple of spots to make it fit together tight. Otherwise it has a shoddy appearance.
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That tapco stock looks real good there, Rattis. I haven't made up my mind yet on my 10/22. I'm a woodworker by hobby so I'll come up with a custom stock,some day this winter, or I'll buy one.
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That tapco stock looks real good there, Rattis. I haven't made up my mind yet on my 10/22. I'm a woodworker by hobby so I'll come up with a custom stock,some day this winter, or I'll buy one.
Thanks, JimB. What's nice about 10/22's are that you can buy the basic carbine and add to your heart's content (and your wallet).

If you do make your own custom stock, you're gonna have to post some pics of the finished product!!!
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Before I'd dump money into an existing 10-22, I'd sell it for a good price and just buy an SR-22. Just my opinion, in the long run it seems like it'd work out better financially.
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Before I'd dump money into an existing 10-22, I'd sell it for a good price and just buy an SR-22. Just my opinion, in the long run it seems like it'd work out better financially.
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I wouldn't buy an SR-22 for a few years until they've worked the bugs out of the gun...like the support block for the barrel which causes "barrel droop".

Besides, there are wayyyyy too many aftermarket parts out there to not want to drop a few bucks to trick up your 10/22.
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By the time you add your scope, rings and extended mag, plus the price of the 10/22, you are about at the same price as mine with the Tapco stock. I have heard of a few "fitting" problems with the Archangel kit, in that you need to sand or grind in a couple of spots to make it fit together tight. Otherwise it has a shoddy appearance.
Or you can do it like a real AR and do it without the scope rings and scope. Maybe a walmart red dot and call it a day. Factor in eb@y and you can get the Archangel kits for around $85.
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Or you can do it like a real AR and do it without the scope rings and scope. Maybe a walmart red dot and call it a day. Factor in eb@y and you can get the Archangel kits for around $85.
Hmmm...ok I'll bite. Just what is the difference between an AR with a red dot and an AR with a scope?
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The differance is cash. I've seen those wally world red dots as cheap as 30 bucks. I'm sure you can buy a scope for just as much but it won't look like yours. I don't know what type of look the original poster is going for or what type of shooting he's going to do but I guess that's up to him. I use a red dot out to 300 yards on my AR but it's an M4 clone. Just doesn't look right with a scope on it but that's just my opinion.

Edit: My wife just saw the pink Tapco stock and wants one with a scope. What kind of rings are you using?

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The differance is cash. I've seen those wally world red dots as cheap as 30 bucks. I'm sure you can buy a scope for just as much but it won't look like yours. I don't know what type of look the original poster is going for or what type of shooting he's going to do but I guess that's up to him. I use a red dot out to 300 yards on my AR but it's an M4 clone. Just doesn't look right with a scope on it but that's just my opinion.
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My wife and I were just talking about that.
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