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Old 02-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #11
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Seriously, would the bbl be the same stamp? It makes sense that it would, but I don't know for sure. That's a pic off the net, and I couldn't find one of the bbl.
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It's generally standard practice to stamp the caliber on the barrel. I can't think of a reason to stamp it on the lower since you could put on any upper you want, 556, 6.8, etc. might be a throwback to the awb days. Dunno.

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It's generally standard practice to stamp the caliber on the barrel. I can't think of a reason to stamp it on the lower since you could put on any upper you want, 556, 6.8, etc. might be a throwback to the awb days. Dunno.
Yeah, that makes sense.
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For the build go 5.56mm all the way! Then shoot all the .223 you want.
^^^what he said. No point in limiting yourself for a general purpose build. Unless you plan to shoot competitively with custom loads of a specific caliber, in my opinion 5.56 NATO is the better choice.
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My ArmaLite upper has a Wilson 5.56 barrel that's not marked, and I've looked everywhere except under the barrel extension! Funny thing too, I put it on an S&W lower that also didn't have caliber marked, not even Multi - so nowhere on that rifle was caliber marked. Normally you will find the barrel marked. I wouldn't trust the lower. Even early M16s were marked .223 on the lower much like that Colt Sporter above but they really were 5.56 of course.

A gunsmith with the right gauges could tell you .223 vs. 5.56.

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When building or buying an AR, I insist on 5.56X45 NATO, and chrome lined chamber and barrel. That's the MilSpec.

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I've been shopping around at my LGS's and it seems they all carry RRA AR componets. They must one of the top manufactures..

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I've been shopping around at my LGS's and it seems they all carry RRA AR componets. They must one of the top manufactures..

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Sarcasm?

All three of my LGS's carry DPMS and Bushmaster.
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Nope, none intended. Maybe a demographic thing..i just found it interesting.

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LGS's are know to be full of **** and push crap on the unsuspecting consumer. Not saying RRA is junk but just because someone is selling it doesn't mean it is quality. It just so happens a lot of the commercial grade ARs have the greatest profit margin (mark-up). Take all the shops in N.Y. City that sell knock-off purses and luggage.
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