Is there any disadvantage to shooting .223 in a 5.56 chamber?
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Is there any disadvantage to shooting .223 in a 5.56 chamber?


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Old 02-20-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default Is there any disadvantage to shooting .223 in a 5.56 chamber?

I get that you shouldn't shoot 5.56 in a .223 round, but what about the other way around?
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
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No problem. I bbl is stamped 5.56 it can also shoot .223 without issue.


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Not going to hurt the rifle at all to shoot .223 in a 5.56 chamber. May not win a national match, but will shoot minute of paper target, pig, varmint, etc.
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The 223 in a 5.56x45 chamber might be slightly less accurate but not enough for me to worry about. 223 hand loads in my MVP which is chambered in 5.56 are still sub MOA.
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The above posters are both correct
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But there are three of us.
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But there are three of us.
He was talking about the other two.
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What about .223 Wyld?
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What about .223 Wyld?
Best of both basically. Used a lot in match barrels. Noveske is one company that uses the wylde chamber.

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For all practical purposes (except arming the troops) the 223 Rem is better than 5.56 NATO. There are more choices for target and competition shooting, with less recoil. If you shop around, you will notice the 5.56 is a little cheaper, but sells slower. It is for a reason.
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