You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion >

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


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2014, 01:16 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HotFudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chapmanville,West Virginia
Posts: 310
Liked 73 Times on 42 Posts

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?
HotFudge is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-20-2014, 01:18 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FrontierTCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 945
Liked 467 Times on 294 Posts

Default

No problem. I bbl is stamped 5.56 it can also shoot .223 without issue.


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
FrontierTCB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 01:19 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,837
Liked 1466 Times on 830 Posts
Likes Given: 651

Default

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.
Gatoragn is offline  
c3shooter Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 01:23 AM   #4
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 8,398
Liked 3866 Times on 2123 Posts
Likes Given: 1141

Default

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.
__________________
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 01:24 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bluez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,444
Liked 482 Times on 305 Posts
Likes Given: 1787

Default

The above posters are both correct
__________________
https://www.numbersusa.com/content/

Primary Rifle:
LWRC M6A2 w/ Eotech512

EVERY DAY MEN WHO WILL FOLLOW ORDERS TO KILL YOU, EXERCISE. DO YOU?
bluez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 01:30 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,837
Liked 1466 Times on 830 Posts
Likes Given: 651

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluez View Post
The above posters are both correct
But there are three of us.
Gatoragn is offline  
deg Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 02:08 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,798
Liked 2514 Times on 1348 Posts
Likes Given: 1479

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gatoragn View Post
But there are three of us.
He was talking about the other two.
__________________
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rick1967 is offline  
deg Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 03:28 AM   #8
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ccase39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Orleans La
Posts: 822
Liked 211 Times on 136 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

What about .223 Wyld?
ccase39 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 02:43 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,260
Liked 170 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccase39 View Post
What about .223 Wyld?
Best of both basically. Used a lot in match barrels. Noveske is one company that uses the wylde chamber.

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Firearms Talk mobile app
sigman84 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 03:24 AM   #10
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 11,276
Liked 6246 Times on 4130 Posts
Likes Given: 3211

Default

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.
Mercator is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
EMP 9mm chamber size Brad_CCW 1911 Forum 22 12-10-2013 10:47 PM
One in chamber 11Handicap General Handgun Discussion 50 01-22-2012 03:14 PM
ANSI Chamber vs CIP Chamber danf_fl .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 1 01-03-2012 04:11 PM
One in the chamber? elglockeroloko30 Glock Forum 93 12-31-2011 04:11 PM
1 in the Chamber.... JamesO Revolver Handguns 13 01-19-2010 11:25 AM