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Old 01-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #21
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RG - take a look at the AR15 section (Long Guns, Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion, AR-15 Discussion) and then select Stickies. The first one is a primer by Agent Tiki with a lot of great information. I couldn't manage to post a link to it using my phone but its the first one that comes up. If you browse through some of the other AR-15 threads, you'll see PSA (Palmetto State Armory) gets good reviews for quality and price but as with everything right now, may have to wait a while.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #22
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Ibwar15 thanks !!! Do you have any brand recommendations ? I don't wanna break the bank but I don't want a cheap one either
Like has already bin said. You should wait it out. If you buy one now your going to pay $1,800 for something you could have got for $800.

After everything is back to normal I would look at the S&W M&P sport. Only bad thing about the sport is it dose not have a FWD assist, or a ejection port cover. Some people say you will never need it anyway. This is true however my personal opinion I would never own a AR with out it. But then agin I'm not on a very tight budget. If I was it would defiantly be the sport. I have no idea how they build such a quality gun so cheap.
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Doublestar makes a great AR15, they will meet all your needs and not break the bank. Just do a search for them on google and read, I would have bought a DS but I found a spike upper and lower so that's what I bought.

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I was always told that my Colt SP1 would shoot 5.56 but I've never trusted that and always shoot .223 through the rifle. It has .223 Rem stamped on the side of it and that's what I use.

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I was always told that my Colt SP1 would shoot 5.56 but I've never trusted that and always shoot .223 through the rifle. It has .223 Rem stamped on the side of it and that's what I use.
What's really the difference between .223 and 5.56?
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What's really the difference between .223 and 5.56?
5.56 ammo tends to be higher pressure ammo than .223. If the firearm is labeled 5.56 it can shoot .223, but not vis versa.
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I sort of imagine the SP1 could take the hotter, higher pressure loads of the 5.56, but I'm not taking any chances. The one I have was made back in the early 70's and belonged to my Dad. I just don't want to take chances with it until I know for sure it can handle it.

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5.56 ammo tends to be higher pressure ammo than .223. If the firearm is labeled 5.56 it can shoot .223, but not vis versa.
Thanks, I knew there was some little difference but I wasn't sure.
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5.56 ammo tends to be higher pressure ammo than .223. If the firearm is labeled 5.56 it can shoot .223, but not vis versa.
There is also a slight difference in dimension. The last pic is the dimension of the chambers of the gun it's self.






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