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I need some opinions on what my best route is going to be. I have a PTR-91 and an Vector -51 with a sear. I'm looking for a cheaper way to go plinking and also an occasional trip out to hunt the rabbits.

I'm currently leaning toward the DAG training ammo / bolt just because I can buy two bolts and 2000 rounds for about the price of one .22 lr kit. I read a post that claimed over 3200 fps from the training ammo and accuracy out to 300 meters. That sure sounds like it would be lethal to a rabbit! The downside to this would be if there was a shortage of the blue training ammo.

If I understand the process correctly, going the .22 route would require two kits, one for the -91 and one for the -51 (cut down barrel and bolt carrier). I know that the .22 ammo is far cheaper, but by the time I buy the two kits, I could have many thousands of rounds of the blue practice ammo.

Am I missing something obvious here? It sure seems the training ammo is the smart move here.

As always, I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and opinions on this!

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I have both a DAG training setup and a German .22lr conversion kit for use in my RRPP G3. While the DAG setup is appealing, I tend to use the .22lr kit more. The .22lr kit is cheaper shooting in the long run and "more funner" for the kiddies.
 

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i considered these options and went with the training ammunition.

i have had experiences with 22LR and rimfire ammunition being a bit finicky. i am not thrilled with installing a barrel sleeve and am afraid the barrel sleeve would be fragile or easily bent.

i do not believe either option would provide accurate fire out to 300m

my blue plastic training ammunition does not reliably penetrate 1/2" OSB at 50 yards. it otherwise works well and is close to the same zero as my Tula 150gr, at least at 50 yards. i routinely shoot it out of my G3K clone. it has run reliable except from the bench where i don't think i gripped it securely enough to return full force of the recoil. i guess you could say i "limp shouldered" it.
 

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MG34 Dan, why would the .22 be "funner" for the kiddies?
No recoil, little muzzle blast, and they have fun loading the mags with "those cute little bullets".
 
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