This will be one for all of you hard-core prairie dog hunters out there. Bear Creek Arsenal has been teasing at the release of their new .22WMR AR-15 for a couple of weeks now and today is the day they’ve finally decided to offer it to the public. It seems that despite the cost of the ammunition, .22WMR is receiving a lot of attention this year along with other magnum rimfire calibers. So what are you getting out of the Bear Creek Arsenal .22WMR AR-15 Upper?
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The New Bear Creek Arsenal .22WMR AR-15 Upper is Here!
This BCA AR-15 complete 22 magnum length upper has a 16″ heavy barrel with a parkerized finish, and features a 1:16 twist rate. It includes the new 15″ MLOK rail, and a side charging (Gen 2) handle. This 22 mag upper is compatible with any mil-spec AR-15 lower and this upper includes a 10 rd Black Dog mag and the buffer spring and buffer.
- Length: 16-inches
- Barrel Profile: Heavy Barrel
- Threading: 1/2×28
- Gas System: Blow Back
- Charging Style: Side Charging
- Materials: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
- Finish: Parkerized
- Rail: M-LOK with front sight Picatinny section
- Included components: One 10-round Magazine, Buffer Spring, and Buffer
- MSRP: 349.99
I have been wanting someone to make a .22WMR AR-15 for years now and aside from the folks at Guncraft over in the UK, no one else really makes a commercial off-the-shelf AR-15 chambered in the .22WMR cartridge. Bear Creek Arsenal has graciously sent me over a T&E copy of their BCA .22WMR AR-15 that I am really looking forward to testing out for reliability and accuracy, however, I’d also like to hear your thoughts on this new offering from Bear Creek Arsenal. Is the .22WMR cartridge a good fit for the AR-15 platform? Is this something you’d take with you to hunt prairie dogs? Let us know down in the comments!
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