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OK guys,listed in no particular order,which ones tickles your sweet spot the most.If you feel this list is lacking a particular favorite,feel free to suggest it.I'm sure I missed one somewhere.Keep in mind exotic/wildcat cartridges most likely won't be considered given the probable lack of buying interest vs cost of r&d and production for a low volume item.




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Re: New caliber kits

I would also add 45ACP to the list I would be interested in one of those also
 

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Would shooting a .22 be that much fun especially in consideration of the price of the conversion? I would rather break out the 10/22.
 

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Would shooting a .22 be that much fun especially in consideration of the price of the conversion? I would rather break out the 10/22.
I would say so I spent that much on my .22 so that I could have a nice one, I had a 10/22 and could not stand it it jammed fairly often the stock felt like crap the magazine release was terrible and it was not accurate so I bought a nice .22 and if they made a XCR kit I would get one since in the long run it would be cheaper as much as I shoot and since I am not able to reload yet
 

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You must have had a lemon of a 10/22.I've shot quite a few and never have I fired one that wouldn't brain a squirrel @ 50 yards.They might not all be target grade but they are plenty accurate enough to do practice drills with at reasonable ranges.
You can change out the mag catch for about $10,and the stock selection is probably the largest of any firearm on the market.As for the reliability,as with most any rimfire semiauto they should be used with high velocity stuff.Some guns just plain don't like certain ammo for whatever reason,but mine will digest the $12 per box Remington's from Wally World till your shoes are buried in empties.



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I think I did have a lemon but I got rid of it. I tried a lot of different ammo from the Wal-Mart Special to CCI MiniMag to Thunderbolt and it never was very accurate I would be lucky to get a 3-31/2 inch 5 shot group off a bench at 30 yards. I thought about upgrading it but decided to just get a different one instead
 

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I'd love to have a big bore kit for my XCR. So I voted for the Beowulf, SOCOM, .450 and then the little 5.45 just because ammo is still cheap.
 

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My ruger 10/22 is super accurate with open sights. Infact I found it more accurate than my old mans 22lr Vostok with a variable power scope on it. No problem to kill gophers and squirrels at 50 yards. It does jam every now and then usually a casing doesn't eject completely out of the action but an easy pull of the charging handle and ur good to go. Usually one jam per 100 shots. With CCI mini mags never had a jam though. Actually the last thing I shot with my 10/22 was a squirrel that I brained at 25 yards. But I would consider the 22lr conversion but I would prefer a 9mm, 45acp, 10mm before the 22lr. 5.45 I can't get in canada which sucks so I don't have any need for that.
 

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I got a Thompson Center 22 Classic



 

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Would shooting a .22 be that much fun especially in consideration of the price of the conversion? I would rather break out the 10/22.
I would buy a 22 in a second, just so I can train with the same gun at a fraction of the cost.

I swear that 6.5x45 might just be the ticket for an easy caliber swap.You would need nothing but the barrel,so it would be cheaper.If we can get a factory ammo maker on board,that would kick ass.It would make a nifty little whitetail gun and great for self defense too.
The 6/6.5 sound cool but the last thing I need is another caliber to reload for. I think between the 5.56, 6.8 and hopefully the .308 i will have a couple guns that can do anything i need them to do.

As gunner has said, you can get a used barrel and have it re-done for 6mm/6.5mmx45. If you are interested in that I would start looking for a used barrel and send it off. May even be cheaper than buying a new barrel from Robarm (if/when they finally build one for you).
 

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Definitely its a good idea for a barrel that has a high round count to rebore it to 6mm.
 

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You have a good point there, never thought of that. I don't think I have ever shot a barrel out though.
 

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I just like the ballistic characteristics of the .264/6.5mm projectile vs the .243/6mm better.I don't have a 6.8 or a 6.5 in anything,and I don't reload yet so it's not exactly an option I could do yet either,BUUUUT,if this round were a factory load it would give people alternative's to the 6.8 or 6.5.Since it uses the plentiful 223/5.56 cases,factory loads should be cheaper than either of those too.
Not to mention reloaders can buy more of the same brass instead of having several different types to keep up with,which is more cost effective in terms of both money and storage.I like it because the conversion isn't dependant on a new bolt,or proprietary magazines.



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