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Old 04-27-2013, 12:52 AM   #41
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Yea but its chambered for both according to the barrel. So which one do you choose?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Crazycastor View Post
Whats concidered a heavy projectile in .223 or 5.56 ?
Specifically, bullet weights in .223 are:

40 grain, 45 grain,50 grain, 52-53 grain, 55 grain, and 60 grain

Whereas bullet weights in 5.56 are:

68 grain, 75 grain, and 80 grain.

Generally speaking, the problem only presents itself with

the lightest .223 bullets, in the 5.56 barrels with the most

aggressive twist rate-the 1:7 -

It would probably be prudent to avoid anything .223 under 55 grain

whenever possible.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:31 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by mrm14 View Post
Buy the BTHP target bullets and you will be fine. My brother has an AR-10 chambered in .243 Win. and it shreds plastic tip hunting type expansion bullets because the M.V. is high and the twist rate is tight.
Well not to change the subject but I just got schooled and will admit it! I had no clue that an AR-10 was chambered in anything but a 7.62/.308 Guess we can learn something new all the time, that is why I love this site!!
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