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IAI American Legend 5.7 Johnson (.22 Spitfire)

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If you want or need about 700 fps more velocity from a lightweight bullet, the Johnson Spitfire version of the carbine might be just for you. We found it worked well, but lacked the aura of .30-caliber versions. We liked the attractive birch stock.

IAI American Legend 5.7 Johnson (.22 Spitfire)

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The birch stock was attractive. In spite of the smaller hole in the barrel and slight muzzle-heaviness, the overall weight of the .22 version was the same as the .30.
No surprises, just a high-velocity round based on the original, so all GI magazines work with the Spitfire. We felt most buyers would prefer the .30 version to this one.

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