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From the American Rifleman‘s review of the SIG522 Classic: “The tactical-style rimfire is part of a wave among manufacturers recognizing that much of the appeal of tactical rifles is ‘play.’ You have a rifle that looks like those issued to law enforcement or the military even though you’re a civilian. Such rifles look cool and are fun to shoot but, if you don’t really need them, are a pricey indulgence. Most go for well over $1,500—and that’s just the initial outlay . . .

Spend the afternoon shooting even relatively inexpensive military surplus 5.56×45 mm, and you’ll still be putting a serious dent in your wallet.”

First define “need.” Second, sorry, but there ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby. Pinching pennies? How about a pre-owned AR-15 with a .22 upper swap out?

Still, this .22LR-firing Sig (and those like it) provide yet more evidence that AR-style guns continue to replace bolt-action weapons as “America’s rifles,” right up and down the economic scale.

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  1. Sig, Colt (via Umarex), S&W, Armalite, and others have jumped on the rimfire AR bandwagon. The plus for going with a dedicated .22 unit? The barrel is designed with a proper twist rate for more accuracy than a conversion unit on a typical 1:7 or 1:9 twist rate AR. 1:16 works nice with rimfire. A regular AR still works good with a conversion kit, but as the price of these drops, why not have a dedicated rimfire AR?

  2. Hey fellas! SIG’s 522 is a baby brother to the company’s 556 and 550 series rifles. It’s not only a fantastic .22 LR trainer, but is a superb rifle on its own. But what about studying, can someone make my difficult tasks like essays? Has anybody heard about cheap and fast writing agency? One of my classmates ordered some essays and dissertations to be done. Just look here at this website if you’ve any questions.


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