Originally Posted by 408essj
Oh man just did some research, it's a 5.56 not 223, is that a little more respectable than varmenr round?
It's says NATO round does that mean that's the round our troops using while engaging bad guys??
Please excuse my elementry questions.
Newb but really want to be involved and begin to be a quality responsible educate rifle owner.
Thanks in advance.
Many prefer an AR chambered in 5.56, it will still shoot .223...the rounds are similar but not the same. Hundreds of threads here on the subject...it is the literal well beaten dead horse round these parts.
Back to the original question...have you looked at the M&P 15-22? It is an AR patterned rifle in .22lr and sells at about $400. At that price you could conceivably get the Mossy 500 and the AR for about the price of the AR alone. Not a full .223 caliber but loads of fun for occasional range plinking and recreational use.
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