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I have a Panther AR-15 and on the receiver it has .223/5.56, does this mean I can shoot both from it? The manual doesn't specify, I've only shot .223 from it and have heard if it's chambered for .223 then you couldn't shoot 5.56 from it, any help would be appreciated.
 

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If its stamped 223/5.56 you can shoot both
 

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I thought so but didn't want to risk injury or damage to my firearm, I figured the manual would make sure to specify something so important. Thanks for the reply Jon.
 

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It really doesn't matter what is marked on your receiver with an AR-15, since you can swap uppers out to many calibers. What really matters is what is stamped on the barrel, since that's where the chamber is. I've seen guys shoot 5.56 in DPMS match rifles that have .223 chambered barrels. Usually nothing dangerous happens, Just popped primers, getting hung up in the works and causing jams. DPMS makes barrels with either chamber, so check the barrel to be sure.
 

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SSGN_Doc said:
It really doesn't matter what is marked on your receiver with an AR-15, since you can swap uppers out to many calibers. What really matters is what is stamped on the barrel, since that's where the chamber is. I've seen guys shoot 5.56 in DPMS match rifles that have .223 chambered barrels. Usually nothing dangerous happens, Just popped primers, getting hung up in the works and causing jams. DPMS makes barrels with either chamber, so check the barrel to be sure.
Is there a specific area on the barrel? I've never seen any markings like that on it, not sure where to look.
 
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