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at my local walmart, federal ammo is sold.

they sell 100rnd value boxes marked as 223

on rare occasion, walmart will actually get in a metal ammo can.. 420rnds, packed on strippers.. plain white label.. says federal.. 5.56x45

do they make 223 and 'milspec' 556 ? or is all the same fromt eh same line? ( same brass ? or different brass.. etc.. )
 

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Look at the brass. If it is headstamped FC 223 Rem, then it is 223, but if it is headstamped FC 12, with a crimped primer, it's 5.56.
 

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interesting, thanks.

only reason I'm particular is because I have a 223 boltgun that's marked 223.. while other stuff states 5.56

thanks for the HS info!
 

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that's my entire point... the federal can was marked 556.. though i couldn't see the headstamps.

probably a moot point now that walmart has decided to stop selling ammo :( and I'll never see that can again....
 
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