Originally Posted by The Count
what you are doing is a very, very, BAD IDEA. if the rifle is stamped .223 it is NOT made for 5.56 rounds. 5.56 pack a much hotter load and could endanger you.
I know what you are saying, but hey it's made in Russia,
To be honest, the UK spec model is listed 5.56x45 /.223
I guess it's also marked .223 for the UK straight pull spec gun. Over here, we have to apply for each calibre/caliber and give a good reason for wanting that cal/rifle. Most police forces look on .223 in a better way, 5.56 is seen to be military, so not looked on in such a good way. More shooters will have .223 listed on their F.A.C (license), so there is a bigger market for .223 cal. Could this be a good marketing ploy, used by the importers here in the UK? by down grading the calibre/caliber???