Large Caliber to .22 Conversion Kits (With Video)

November 1, 2009 by  
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.22 Conversion Kits are one of the best ways to get a lot of practice at a reasonable price.  .22 ammo is cheaper and with almost no recoil, allows you to concentrate on the basics and improve your shooting skills.  The conversion kits I have used are very accurate. I use the conversion regularly to take small game. The conversion process is easy, so you basically have two guns in one and keep the other slide in your pack.

Because the magazine has to fit in the same well as the larger caliber one. The .22 magazines are a bit large to haul around. However they fit in your larger caliber magazine pouch so no need to bring extra carry gear.

The conversion kits makes use of the existing frame and trigger. All you need to do is remove your existing slide and magazine and replace them with the conversion kit’s complete slide and modified magazine. All functions are exactly the same after this is done.  Some are finicky with certain .22LR loads and brands and may cause functioning issues. Find a ammo that it eats and you are all set.

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One Comment on "Large Caliber to .22 Conversion Kits (With Video)"

  1. Ed Harris on Tue, 3rd Nov 2009 9:09 AM 

    Another option is the sub-caliver adapter. Winchester and Marbles used to make these before WWII which enabled the user to shoot .32 ACP or .32 S&W handgun ammo in a .30-30, .30-40 or .30-’06 sporting rifle. Today the Sportsman’s Guide sells some in popular calibers:

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/rifle-chamber-insert.aspx?a=471502

    I have these in the .303 British and 7.62x54R Russian which use .32 ACP ammunition. They work OK at short range and shoot inch groups at 25 yards with the battle sights set at about 500 yards. I had problems with .308 Winchester and .30-’06 adapters because which would not extract from tight sporting chambers. Limit their use to loose chamber-dimensioned mil-surp rifles. Mark the adapter with an electric engraver with the rifle serial number, because after repeated firing the mild steel will conform to the rifle chamber, so to avoid sticking one in another rifle know that once fired a bit are not interchangeable.

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