223 wylde headspace no go gage

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  1. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    Would a standard 223 rem go no/go gage test a 223 wylde chamber ok? What about vice versa?
    Also the assumption if the 223 part is good the 556 must be good! Or is that not true?
    Seen a lot of interweb stuff that it seems most folks don't use the go no/go field gages for putting a new barrel or new bcg in an ar. Curious don't folks use the gages? Is there a trick to getting around the use?
     
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a .223 no-go gauge and have never tried it in the Wylde barrels that I have. If I can find it, I will try it.
     
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    Twicepop Well-Known Member

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    The Wylde chambering is all about the throat dimensions, and no physical chamber dimension changes. The Wylde chamber/throat makes the gun compatible with either 5.56 or .223 ammo without any possible pressure issues.
     
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  4. drymag

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    I have two regular 223/556 ar's. I'm gearing up for the 223 wylde. I don't want to buy for both. Was hoping the 223 would suffice for both regular and wylde ar's.
     
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    This.
     
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    Chamber the same in all. Throat/leade changes.
    Go/no go gauges work the same in all.
     
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  7. drymag

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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I haven't found mine yet, still looking. If I find it, I will be glad to send it to you, I have actually never used it!!
     
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    what does Brownell's get for one?
     
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  10. drymag

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    28.99 Didn't think of looking there. So far ebay is cheapest. But Georges offer sounds mo-betta.
     
  11. drymag

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    Thanks George. Might take you up on that unless the impatience gets the better of me.
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Hold out at least one more day, I am going out to do some reloading this afternoon and will search my reloading building for it then!!
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I searched every inch of my reloading building and am sorry to say that I cannot find it. I found stuff that I forgot I owned and stuff that I never knew I owned but the no-go gauge was a no go.
     
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  14. drymag

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    The offer and effort is appreciated. That was kind of you. Thanks George.
     
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  15. drymag

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    Both my go and field gages arrived. I may have to spend about $6 bucks more to get the no go if the links I have stay unavailable. I'll give them a few more weeks. No hurry as I have a few other parts to order to finish the upper. Then I have to start digging thru my garage to findout where the heck my lower w/ stock is. It's in a box. burried w/ other boxes or something. I'm thinking Indiana Jones in the warehouse kind of hunting.
     
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