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Old 01-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Yeah I think your right, are you speaking of AR's only. I think hand guns are ok to buy still right ?
I've bought 3 guns in the last month. (It's been a good month )

The two pistols I've purchased were pretty close to prices before the madness. The shotgun was probably $50 to $100 higher.
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Yeah I will probably take your advice and hold off. But I think I do want a .223

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Get a 5.56. They can shoot .223 also. But a .223 can not shoot 5.56.
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Get a 5.56. They can shoot .223 also. But a .223 can not shoot 5.56.
Really it shots both ??? With conversion or just stock
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I've bought 3 guns in the last month. (It's been a good month )

The two pistols I've purchased were pretty close to prices before the madness. The shotgun was probably $50 to $100 higher.
What did you get ??? Pictures ?? Information ?? lol
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Really it shots both ??? With conversion or just stock
Not sure here, because I'm a pistol man, but it sounds like one of those 38sp/357mag things, where same gun, conversionless, can shoot both rounds because they're technically the same size/caliber just different performance levels. Or something like that. Do a Google search I'm sure it will turn up something on it. I'll try and do a little research on it as well...

So it seems as tho the 223 I'd slightly smaller in diameter but Chambers in ARs chambered for 5.56"... I'm sure someone more knowledgeable in rifles can help elucidate.
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I thought the difference was weight of bullet and twist of barrel.

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Really it shots both ??? With conversion or just stock
5.56 is higher pressure than .223. They are effectively the same size, just different power.
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Really it shots both ??? With conversion or just stock
Yes it shoots both. No conversion needed. You can even use the same mags. Just load and shoot. The 5.56 is more of a military round. It is what our military uses. So most of the time it is hotter than a .223. There for you can use .223 in a 5.56. But you can not use 5.56 in a gun chambered for .223. The guns chambered in .223 are not rated for the higher presser generated by the 5.56.

Some people will argue this and say you can use the 5.56 in the .223. But I'm not going to take a chance. Just about all quality AR's are 5.56 anyway. Just look on the barrel. If it says 5.56, 5.56 NATO or 5.56/.223 you are good for both.
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Not sure here, because I'm a pistol man, but it sounds like one of those 38sp/357mag things, where same gun, conversionless, can shoot both rounds because they're technically the same size/caliber just different performance levels. Or something like that. Do a Google search I'm sure it will turn up something on it. I'll try and do a little research on it as well...

So it seems as tho the 223 I'd slightly smaller in diameter but Chambers in ARs chambered for 5.56"... I'm sure someone more knowledgeable in rifles can help elucidate.
And yes there is a slight difference in the size. But not enuf to effect anything when using .223 in a 5.56. But it will have an effect if using a 5.56 in a .223.
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Yes it shoots both. No conversion needed. You can even use the same mags. Just load and shoot. The 5.56 is more of a military round. It is what our military uses. So most of the time it is hotter than a .223. There for you can use .223 in a 5.56. But you can not use 5.56 in a gun chambered for .223. The guns chambered in .223 are not rated for the higher presser generated by the 5.56.

Some people will argue this and say you can use the 5.56 in the .223. But I'm not going to take a chance. Just about all quality AR's are 5.56 anyway. Just look on the barrel. If it says 5.56, 5.56 NATO or 5.56/.223 you are good for both.
Ibwar15 thanks !!! Do you have any brand recommendations ? I don't wanna break the bank but I don't want a cheap one either
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