Originally Posted by Copeman60
I'm about half have done with my second ar build an now im in the hunt for a barrel. What are the advantages an disvantages when it comes to the 223 wylde...Please share ur knowledge an experience if u have any on the 233 wylde!!
Let me start off by saying that I have no personal experience whatsoever with a .223 Wlyde chamber...
That said though, I do believe it is supposed to have a leade that is somewhat shorter than a 5.56 leade, but that is longer than a .223 leade, and was designed to allow the use of 5.56 NATO ammunition in it without causing a possibly dangerous overpressure situation that might occur by using the 5.56 NATO round in a .223 chamber.
I will speak from personal experience in using a fluted Olympic 16" SUM 1:8 twist barrel with a .223 chamber and my own .223 reloads using a 52 grain Hornady HPBT Match bullet...FRIGGIN' TACK DRIVER!!!
Of course I sold the rifle with that barrel long ago.
These days I have a fluted Olympic 16" carbon steel 5.56 chambered 1:9 twist non-chrome barrel, and while it doesn't print quite a as tight as groups as that Stainless Ultra Match barrel did, (so far) it still prints very respectable groups, even with short (2.220 OAL) 40 grain Hornady V-MAX bullet reloads out of its 5.56 chamber.
My $.02...Get the Wylde chamber.
Chamber photo courtesy: Gun Digest Book of The AR-15 by Patrick Sweeney.