Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can a 5.56x45NATO be fired in a rifle chambered for .223remington?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • erikgilbert
    replied
    These guys are right. do your homework. 5.56 can handle both. .223 can't

    Leave a comment:


  • Edward J. Palumbo
    replied
    Treestand and Jim,
    I hope the New Year is off to a fine start for you, and wish you a great year ahead.
    Ed

    Leave a comment:


  • Jim in Mo
    replied
    jhj,
    You can fire .223 in a 5.56 chambered rifle but you shouldn't fire 5.56 ammo in a rifle chambered for .223

    Leave a comment:


  • Treestand
    replied
    Only Shoot Ammo that is Marked on your Rifle Barrel.
    Be Safe...Shoot Safe.....Stay Safe.

    Leave a comment:


  • Amflyer
    replied
    5.56 NATO chambers are cut to s a slightly different tolerance than a 223 Remington. This difference can lead to high pressure in a 5.56 in a 223 chamber scenario. Some weapons, especially AR's, will have a Wylde chamber configuration in which either may be used. If your rifle is marked 5.56/.223 Rem, it is safe to use either. If it is marked 5.56, you can use 223 or 5.56. If it is marked 223 Remington, stay away from the NATO loadings or you may damage your rifle.

    This is a common question, and as such has a lot of conjecture and "buddy stories" floating around. Best to stick to the ammo the rifle was made for, to be safe.

    Leave a comment:


  • hfedder40
    replied
    If Your gun doesnt say that its chammbered in 223 remington do not fire anything other than a 223 remington out of it u shuld think about reloading instead of buying that cheap miltary surplus ammo it is a good way to blow up your barrel cause of the pressure difference

    Leave a comment:


  • small game sportsman
    replied
    I wouldn't, it just doesn't sound safe to me

    Leave a comment:


  • DesertWalker
    replied
    Well I have always heard that you can safely fire 5.56 and .223 amo in a rifle that is chambered in in 5.56, but not to fire 5.56 rounds in a rifle that is chambered in .223. The pressure that the 5.56 round creats in the .233 chamber is to high and can cause damage.

    Leave a comment:


  • jhjimbo
    replied
    I have heard it is not safe to fire a 5.56x45NATO in a rifle chambered for .223remington. Has anyone had any experience with doing so?

    Leave a comment:


  • Can a 5.56x45NATO be fired in a rifle chambered for .223remington?

    Can a 5.56x45NATO be fired in a rifle chambered for .223remington?

Welcome!

Collapse

Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

Right Rail 1

Collapse

Top Active Users

Collapse

There are no top active users.

Right Rail 2

Collapse

Latest Topics

Collapse

Right Rail 3

Collapse

Footer Ad

Collapse
Working...
X