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Old 02-05-2010, 21:39   #19
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Originally Posted by Wyoming View Post
The 22 LR uses a 1-16'' rifle twist as standard. A 1-9'' would probably cause poor performance.
Has anyone use a 22 conversion unit on todays faster twist barrel? If so lets hear what happen.
I have been using a Spike's kit in my "Frankenrifle". It has a 16" 1-9 Bushmaster medium-heavy barrel. With the cheap "bulk box" .22LR, I can get 1.5-2" groups at 25 yards, well suited to plinking or cheap close-range practice. I have not tried it on paper beyond 25 yds, though. YMMV.

P.S. The thing is fun as hell, so I'm getting lots of trigger time!
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