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Old 02-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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I know there are differences between the 5.56 and .223 cartridges. But as a newbie to reloading (and this forum), I am not sure how these differences apply to reloading the cartridge. Will one bullet fit either of the cases? Are different size primers and dies required? Thanks!



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Old 02-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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Bullets and primers are the same,and most use 223 dies for both types. Some will suggest using small base dies for semi-auto weapons,but I've used standard 223 dies for many years without any problems for bolt guns and semi-autos.

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Bullets and primers are the same,and most use 223 dies for both types. Some will suggest using small base dies for semi-auto weapons,but I've used standard 223 dies for many years without any problems for bolt guns and semi-autos.
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