Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   AR-15 Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/)
-   -   .223/nato (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/223-nato-56787/)

SmokyMtnHiker 02-01-2012 06:19 PM

.223/nato
 
Are there more factors to an AR firing .223 or NATO than just the barrel and bolt?

Sent from my SCH-I500 using FirearmsTalk

Cattledog 02-01-2012 06:25 PM

First thing that comes to mind is the ammunition choice, then the trigger and of course the shooter. There is also the choice of sights or optics.

Quentin 02-01-2012 06:32 PM

In a rifle designed for warm 5.56 loads cycling the action can be a problem with some lower powered .223. POI vs. POA varies with ammo as Cattledog pointed out.

SmokyMtnHiker 02-01-2012 07:52 PM

Sorry thay was an incomplete statement..I'm wanting to build my AR.

I'll be shooting mainly 223 (for the cost) but maybe the versatility of a 556 for 'custom loads' if I so choose. Would that be a reasonable choice in a build? Or, just a standard 223 build? I'm a weekend range rat first and foremost.

Sent from my SCH-I500 using FirearmsTalk

Quentin 02-01-2012 08:01 PM

For the build go 5.56mm all the way! Then shoot all the .223 you want.

ScottA 02-01-2012 08:10 PM

Definitely go with the 5.56.

Georgiahunter 02-01-2012 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottA
Definitely go with the 5.56.

What they said. A 5.56 can shoot a .223, but a .223 (in general) can't shoot a 5.56. I think it has to do with different pressures.

Belltactical 02-01-2012 11:07 PM

Honestly now, in the last 20 years, has anyone seen an AR barrel that was stamped .223?

Chandler51 02-01-2012 11:14 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belltactical
Honestly now, in the last 20 years, has anyone seen an AR barrel that was stamped .223?

Would the bbl be stamped the same as the lower?



Attachment 38553


What about a Remington R15?

Belltactical 02-01-2012 11:15 PM

Oldie but a goodie.
I got nothin...


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:00 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.