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Old 11-16-2021, 11:27 AM
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The Catch22 bolt catch still requires use of a shim if you want it to work correctly. ARCatch22 sells a spacer that slides up the front of your magazine well, and spacers that stick on your magazine. The slip up kind works well, as does their bolt catch.

The BMA should be easy to sell. I think they are out of stock currently.
The catch22 shim for the magwell is what I ordered...
Didn't go w/the stick on ones for the mags b/c I run the same mags in my actual 15-22
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Old 11-16-2021, 04:21 PM
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The catch22 shim for the magwell is what I ordered...
Didn't go w/the stick on ones for the mags b/c I run the same mags in my actual 15-22
Tactical---that is the correct way to go then. The S&W mags are the best (IMO) and easy to load as well. I take it you know about making sure the rounds are properly "staggered" in the mags when loading them? Sometimes folks don't pay particular attention to this (the stagger) and it's possible to have feeding issues as a result.
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Old 11-16-2021, 04:48 PM
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I just ordered one to use on my Ruger. Looking forward to trying it out. Now to figure out which optic to put on it..

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Tactical---that is the correct way to go then. The S&W mags are the best (IMO) and easy to load as well. I take it you know about making sure the rounds are properly "staggered" in the mags when loading them? Sometimes folks don't pay particular attention to this (the stagger) and it's possible to have feeding issues as a result.
I do, thank you.

Speaking of 22 uppers, do any companies, other than bore buddy, make a plug?
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Old 11-16-2021, 05:54 PM
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Taccom used to. I'm not a plug user, but the Bore Buddy version has some worthwhile improvements over the Taccom.
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Old 11-17-2021, 10:41 AM
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I have been looking at those too. They weigh 4 lbs and I believe they are back in stock.
https://www.bearcreekarsenal.com/calibers/ar-22.html
I can't tell from their site if the 16" Heavy Barrel upper is $269 or $289??<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> They show one HB16" upper at the LOWER price as Out of Stock, and the same, but HIGHER priced unit as --you guessed it-- In Stock? The uppers look identical, and come with one CMMG mag. Not sure what to make of that pricing strategy... Either way, though, pretty good price for a complete 22AR upper. If I didn't have four or five .22AR uppers already I might be tempted<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
The price difference is because they put their new handguard on it. At least that was BCA's response when it was asked on their website

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Old 11-17-2021, 05:40 PM
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Taccom used to. I'm not a plug user, but the Bore Buddy version has some worthwhile improvements over the Taccom.
Taccom still does. I have one on the way now. Thank you for the post
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I know BCA gets poo-poo'd by a lot of people, but I've got a couple of their uppers in 7.62x39, and and quite happy with what I got for the $...i haven't had any issues with mine, which leads me to be interested in their dedicated 22LR upper (currently out of stock)...their upper is based on their Gen II side charging, which I am a big fan of.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone here got one of them when they were available, and what your thoughts are one them.

Not looking for opinions on any other 22LR upper or conversion kit...just this one.

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I’ve been pleased with BCA uppers (same with PSA) no matter what the brand snobs say…I ordered the .22 LR upper three weeks ago and BCA had it on my porch in four days ��…my range time with the upper on my AERO build lower using the magazine that came with the upper had zero issues with any ammo I used, except for the Remington “ThunderTurds” which had FTE/FTF…plus the usual duds….I had zero issues with the magazine that came with the upper (they look exactly like the same 3 magazines that came with the CMMG .22LR BCG I purchased from Brownell’s…the BCA upper was way more accurate than the CMMG BCG kit (I am a big fanboy of CMMG) I feel that it is the result of the 16” in 12” twist in the BCA compared to the 9” in 12” twist in my my AR barrel I’ve been pleased with my BCA uppers as well as PSA �� good vibes to you on your upper������ edit to add the Black Dog Magazines might be the trick for aftermarket magazines…they are the bomb in my SIG 522.

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Cant tell about a CMMG upper but have a conversion to be delivered Monday.

Should be interesting to shoot that..
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Old 11-24-2021, 01:53 PM
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The catch22 shim for the magwell is what I ordered...
Didn't go w/the stick on ones for the mags b/c I run the same mags in my actual 15-22
I'd be interested to know how this worked out.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:03 PM
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I'd be interested to know how this worked out.
I will report back once I get it to the range. I will say that I also bought the Catch22 bolt catch & I now have BHO
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Outstanding.
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My wife and I have 2 S&W 15-22 rifles. Main reason I have not bought one. I have 2 5.56 uppers that work well. Looking at a pistol upper possibly this Black Friday. I like the side chargers.
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I received my BCA 16" barrel, upper the other day. Putting it on a Ruger lower with a nice Rise trigger. Looks well crafted. Only extra scope I have for it is an older Swift 6 X 18 AO. But it will do for testing how it shoots..

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Old 11-26-2021, 04:56 PM
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I look forward to an accuracy review.
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