What are other's thoughts on the CMMG M4 LEP .22? I have read I that I certainly should go stainless, so I am sold on that.
I like the idea of rails to allow me more options to tinker with different sights and optics. I'll likely start off cheap and then go for something better as budget allows. The full height of the M4 LEP seems better, and as I understand, would be the same height if I got rails on the hand-guard.
The Sierra has a low profile front sight rail and the M4 LE has a triangle sight.
My goal is to get reps on the AR-15 platform with cheap .22LR. I am looking to be functionally very similar to 5.56, so I think that means getting the forward assist, and the bolt hold open actuator.
There are probably 10 times as many M4 LEP sold that M4 LE's. The reason is the use of optics and folding BUIS.
Sierra's rarely sell.
I bought the CMMG M4LEP "A" dedicated .22 for my son for some of the exact reasons you describe. I have to say I was surprised by how accurate he is with the MBUS sights on that gun. We went with the stainless bolt assy, BHOA, fwd assist, 2 stage trigger, pretty much all the bells and whistles, he loves it. We took it out last weekend, he went thru 500 rounds without 1 single problem. Can't say enough about the quality, geat gun. He now has it all tacticooled out.
Magpul MBUS sights front and rear
UTG Pro Model 4/15 carbine length symmetrical split slim rail quad rail system
Primary Arms Micro Red Dot with quick disconnect mount
Primary Arms 6X magnifier with flip to the side quick disconnect mount ( not pictured)
Magpul MIAD grip
Magpul BAD Lever
Magpul Trigger Guard (not pictured)
Mako Mag Well Grip
Taccom Pressure Plug
NC Star bipod (?)
Harris Bipod Adapter
next up Magpul Black UBR stock
I just got my CMMG dedicated .22 upper today one word. WOW!!
I had some old .22 ammo of different brands, and bullet types, so, i loaded up the CMMG mags with it, took it out and shot it, NO PROBLEMS AT ALL!! Now, the rest of the story, this is ammo, i'd found when i was shooting, someone had dropped it, and over time, i'd picked up over 50 rounds. It was clean, no dents, no bent or dinged bullets. But, different types of bullets, hp's solids, pure lead, coated lead, you name it had it. And, it all fired without any problems, both feeding and extracting. My only problem, i ran out of ammo, and i didn't buy one of these uppers 3 yrs ago. My grandson is going to really enjoy shooting this little beast
What i would call a ''best buy''. I just installed a clone aimpoint on it, with a adjustable dot, anxious to see how it works on this little beauty.