5.56 Ammo in a 223

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by steve4102, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Thanks for posting a most informative link.
     

  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    sticky time..

    Thanks steve.
     
  3. BAH

    BAH Member

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    Jun 29, 2015
    Plano, Texas
    That was well worth the read. Thank you.
     
  4. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill New Member

    4
    Jan 14, 2013
    All I can state is what I was told by Savage-

    I have a Savage 12 F/TR in .223. Savage says NO to 5.56 ammo.
     
  5. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    My Bushmaster is marked for BOTH.
     
  6. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Good article, and well written! From the article; Does this mean that everyone should start firing 5.56 in their .223 chambers? No.
     
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  7. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    But...but...my 556 fits in my .280 Rem chamber. It's okay since it fits, right?
     
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  8. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    So does that mean I can shoot 270s in my 30-06?
     
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  9. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    sheeeesh howln, next thing you'll be saying is we can shoot 38spcls out of a 357!
     
  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I'll just continue with my other frugal shooting methods. My SIL acquired a couple cans of 7.62 NATO that my tax dollars have paid for. I jam some tissue in the chamber of my 06 and follow that with a 308. The tissue holds the round against the face of the bolt.:cool:
     
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  11. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Honest Injun, I found some "Blown out", split-down-the seam .40 S&W shells at the range. After closer inspection, it appears they were fired in a .45 cal pistol, I know this because I took one of my .45 ACP brass shells and aligned it to the 'expanded' end. Sure enough....Found at least 5. Turned them into the RSO. They'll be keeping a closer eye on things!
     
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  12. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I believe it. The more popular one seems to be 9s through a 40.
     
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  13. TigerLeo

    TigerLeo Well-Known Member

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    Jan 22, 2016
    SouthEast Missouri
    You happen to see me loading 9s into my 40 go ahead and shoot me.
     
  14. Humpy

    Humpy Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
    South Carolina
    I have had several Federal Agents come in with complaints that their 9MM S&W not feeding. I dropped the mag and immediately saw they were loaded with 380 ACP and they argued with me that it said 9MM on head stamp. 9MM KURZ. Now how do you argue with that kind of logic???? haha.

    I was walking around a flea market and saw guys looking at a Ruger 22 Single Six and everyone turned it down. I looked at it and bought it. The PO had lost the 22LR cylinder and only had the mag cylinder which ruptured the cases when fired with 22LR.

    I called a buddy who had a new 22LR cylinder he sent me. I fitted it and wound up with a Super Single Six for 100.00. One of my better flea market finds.
     
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