CLICK HERE for $200 INSTANT SAVING - ANSWER THE CHALLENGE!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3439727 - 10/31/09 09:37 PM Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter.
safariman Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 25298
Loc: All over the place! missing Af...
Bought some Aguila SSS 60gr @ 900fps ammo for 22LR for, shall we say, urban varmint shooting (large varmints) BUT the 60gr bullet will not stabilize in normal 1 in 16 twist 22lr barrels. Need more power for these varmints than is gained from CB Long or any pellet rifle options. Possible solution? My new DPMS AR has a 1 in 9 twist rate and should shoot shoot these great. Anyone know where to buy a decent cartridge adapter that will allow me to shoot these in my rifle with its stock barrel and bolt assembly?
_________________________
LOVE God, LOVE your family, LOVE your country, LIKE guns and sports.

Show me good wood wrapped around a CRF action, chambered in a cartridge that is among the fastest of its caliber, or don't show me at all 'cause you did it all wrong.

Top
#3439796 - 10/31/09 10:08 PM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: safariman]
kciH Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 08/15/04
Posts: 4226
I can't see how it would work with a standard bolt assembly, have you looked at the AR conversions? I can see how it would "work", but ejecting the adapter every time would seem a bit cumbersome, with a fair chance of damaging the adapter.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=52397/pid=0/sku/_22LR_Conversion_Kit_w_26_Round_Mag


Edited by kciH (10/31/09 10:09 PM)
_________________________
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." TJ

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing". EB

Take your stinking paws off my country you damned dirty ape! ME

Top
#3439799 - 10/31/09 10:09 PM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: safariman]
crossfireoops Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 44755
Loc: Southeastern AZ
Theoretically do-able,......

totally impractical, in choice of platform

What, pray tell keeps the "Adaptor" from getting flung out on the ground, as you cycle the action as a "single Shot" ?..remove the regular extractor?

LEADING issues ?

....slinging undersized .22 lr lead bullets down a .223 bore
( with a GAS PORT ),....and expecting to just remove the "Adaptor" ,....go back to Jacketed ( no effect on zero anticipated?) ?

I can build the thing,....but really advise you not to run it.

sounds like a REAL DOG.

GTC
_________________________
MEMBER,CLAN OF THE BORDER RATS







Top
#3439805 - 10/31/09 10:11 PM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: crossfireoops]
Vic_in_Va Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 4693

Top
#3439818 - 10/31/09 10:16 PM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: crossfireoops]
safariman Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 25298
Loc: All over the place! missing Af...
I have seen them advertised somewhere, but could not find said ad. Someone is using them, it seems. Would only need to fire one round, and that on infrequent occasions.
_________________________
LOVE God, LOVE your family, LOVE your country, LIKE guns and sports.

Show me good wood wrapped around a CRF action, chambered in a cartridge that is among the fastest of its caliber, or don't show me at all 'cause you did it all wrong.

Top
#3440079 - 11/01/09 04:08 AM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: crossfireoops]
ColdBore Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 8759
Originally Posted By: crossfireoops
Theoretically do-able,......

totally impractical, in choice of platform

What, pray tell keeps the "Adaptor" from getting flung out on the ground, as you cycle the action as a "single Shot" ?..remove the regular extractor?


What keeps it from "flinging out" is that it is an entirely new bolt assembly, that replaces the normal bolt carrier group, modified to take the 22 LR.

The only way to get it out is the conventional way; pivot open the upper and lower, pull the charging handle back, and slide it out of the back of the upper.

Totally do-able, and practical.

I've put tens of thousands of rounds through them. Kept clean, they run fine.

Top
#3440153 - 11/01/09 05:12 AM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: safariman]
Pete E Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 11030
Loc: North Wales, UK
I suspect it would be easier to download some .233rem rounds to get the velocity you want.

I have seen .223 cases where the body was essentially solid, with just a small diameter hole drilled through from primer pocket to a conventional neck that held the bullet.

This gave a case with a much reduced internal volume, but which otherwise functioned in the same way..

I have often wondered if you could achieve the same thing by inserting a small copper tube through the existing case and using JB Weld to fill up the void around its exterior...

Regards,

Peter


Edited by Pete E (11/01/09 05:13 AM)
_________________________

Men of Harlech

Top
#3440830 - 11/01/09 09:18 AM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: Pete E]
safariman Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 25298
Loc: All over the place! missing Af...
INtersting responses, many thanks. To clarify I was looking more for the modified 223 case system rather than the replacement bolt assembly type system but will probably buy and play with both once I find out where to get them.

MARK
_________________________
LOVE God, LOVE your family, LOVE your country, LIKE guns and sports.

Show me good wood wrapped around a CRF action, chambered in a cartridge that is among the fastest of its caliber, or don't show me at all 'cause you did it all wrong.

Top
#3440925 - 11/01/09 09:43 AM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: safariman]
tbear Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 10/23/02
Posts: 4519
Loc: Reston, Va.
Highly esteemed writer Ross Seyfried wrote an excellent article in the May 2001 issue of rifle. While the main part of the article deals with shooting 22lf in 12G. shotguns the use of adapters to fire smaller cartridges is discussed. One interesting statement is "The most basic forms uses .22 rim fires in 22-caliber rifles, 25ACP in 25-caliber rifles & 32ACP in 30-caliber rifles". Long ago when I was hunting in some fairly remote areas like Northern Labrador I purchased 32ACP adapters to use in a .300 Win. for Ptarmigan. They worked as advertised at short range. Alex, Inc. in Bozeman, Mt. & MCA Sports in Alaska are listed in Seyfrieds article as sources.
_________________________
Life Members SCI & NRA. NRA Instructor & RSO. What have YOU done to support hunting & gun rights?

Top
#3440952 - 11/01/09 09:54 AM Re: Want to buy a .223 to 22lr cartridge adapter. [Re: tbear]
safariman Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 06/18/05
Posts: 25298
Loc: All over the place! missing Af...
Thanks a bunch, thaat was the info and link I was looking for. I finally did find a website for MCA in AK but I think the unit I want to buy is the Alex Inc piece. I have recieved several
PM's offering the bolt carrier group and clip AR to 22lr set ups and will probably buy one or two of these as well. Fun, fun fun!!!!
_________________________
LOVE God, LOVE your family, LOVE your country, LIKE guns and sports.

Show me good wood wrapped around a CRF action, chambered in a cartridge that is among the fastest of its caliber, or don't show me at all 'cause you did it all wrong.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  RickBin, SYSOP 
HUNT with JJHACK!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
Support Our Sponsors 1
Who's Online
669 registered (1flier, 1990stanggt, 1899sav, 01Foreman400, 163bc, 1lesfox, 67 invisible), 1578 Guests and 308 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Support Our Sponsors 2
Forum Stats
50166 Members
72 Forums
627745 Topics
8997823 Posts

Max Online: 4366 @ 10/05/10 09:36 AM
Support Our Sponsors 3









Copyright 2000-2014 24hourcampfire.com, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.