Bushmaster has quietly slipped the C22 out under the radar. The new plinking rifle is aimed squarely at the M&P 15-22’s commanding performance in the market. Built on the Carbon-15 platform, the .22LR rifle comes standard in a M4-like configuration and a price point that will make prospective 15-22 buyers think twice: $380 (the 15-22 on CTD is lowest at $418 for the “compliant version”).
Adding to the value, the C22 uses standard M-4 size furniture and a dust-cover complete with an A-2 front sight. Weight is similar to its competition, coming in at 5.6 lbs vs the 5 lbs for the 15-22, which is respectable considering the metal sight and slightly heavier receivers. Its not all perfect, the C22 still has a proprietary barrel nut, so it may be a bit until the aftermarket allows users to match their “real” AR furniture.
The biggest obstacle to practicing is almost always the cost. Ammunition has constantly gone up of the years, and will continue to do so. So get more practice in for less money with the Bushmaster C22 M4 Carbine in .22 Long Rifle. It comes with a 16″ M4 contour barrel with a black oxide finish and lightweight carbon upper and lower receivers. The flat top receiver is equipped with a Mil-Standard top rail and fixed A2 front sight. The 6 position, M4 collapsible stock and Mil-Std carbine 2 piece handguard means you can practice the same holds in the same position as you do with your standard AR.
Specifications and Features:
.22 Long Rifle
16″ M4 profile barrel
6 position stock
A2 front sight
Flat top upper receiver