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sierradump
09-21-2008, 7:42 AM
I just got my OLL and am sourcing parts kits now - but I see some stamped .223 and others .556. I think from my research before ordering the lowers that I want to find .556 stamped uppers and that it is OKAY to shoot .223 out of a .556 barrel? Is this correct??????

Please let me know the ins/outs as I don't want to have a cartridge explode in my face :chris:

buffybuster
09-21-2008, 7:56 AM
Get a 5.56 spec chamber. You can shoot 5.56x45 and .223Rem ammunition. Shooting 5.56x45 spec ammo in a .223Rem spec chamber could lead to higher than spec chamber pressures due to the differences in datum line and chamber throat. The downside of shooting .223Rem in a 5.56 chamber is the headspace may be on the large end of the spectrum and the longer throat will have an impact on the accuracy.

mattmcg
09-21-2008, 7:58 AM
What is the Difference Between .223 and 5.56 Rifle Cartridges and Chamberings? (http://home.comcast.net/~mattmcginnis/reloading/223_versus_556.htm)

nobs11
09-21-2008, 8:49 AM
Search for Wylde chamber as well.

prob
09-21-2008, 8:53 PM
This is the first time this question has EVER been asked. The search function will not help you. Google will not help you. This is a revolutionary question. I will do some research and get back to you.

What's the point of a post like this? It's just the type of attitude that drives people away from the shooting sports. You should be ashamed of yourself.

It takes just as much effort to write a snotty sarcastic response as it does to point someone in the right direction. Why not take the high road and offer a helping hand?

jandmtv
09-21-2008, 9:15 PM
What's the point of a post like this? It's just the type of attitude that drives people away from the shooting sports. You should be ashamed of yourself.

It takes just as much effort to write a snotty sarcastic response as it does to point someone in the right direction. Why not take the high road and offer a helping hand?

The point is, that very question as been answered about 8 billion times, and if the OP had taken the liberty to use the search function (which was placed there for a good reason) then we would not have to see the same question being asked over and over.

NiteQwill
09-21-2008, 9:17 PM
What's the point of a post like this? It's just the type of attitude that drives people away from the shooting sports. You should be ashamed of yourself.

It takes just as much effort to write a snotty sarcastic response as it does to point someone in the right direction. Why not take the high road and offer a helping hand?

Because it's the internet. ;) All for one, and one for none.

Fantasma
09-21-2008, 9:20 PM
This is the first time this question has EVER been asked. The search function will not help you. Google will not help you. This is a revolutionary question. I will do some research and get back to you.

You could not have said it better, i was thinking to add something like this....lol


:sleeping:

X-NewYawker
09-21-2008, 9:21 PM
Since I have been chastised more than once for this, I will add; I assume NEW people are coming to the site all the time. I like to see the NEW responses some of them have to the same old questions. It is hubris to assume that the search will yield the most current facts in all cases.

Except in this case, where the 223/5.56 thing has been beat to death.

:)

prob
09-21-2008, 9:54 PM
The point is, that very question as been answered about 8 billion times, and if the OP had taken the liberty to use the search function (which was placed there for a good reason) then we would not have to see the same question being asked over and over.

Eight billion times or not, it still doesn't give anyone the right to be rude to another person. If, after you've read a similar question for the eight billionth time, and you don't want to take the time to answer in a civil manner, just move on. No need for the stinging sarcasm. Maybe the OP was just excited about his purchase and figured he'd be among some kindred spirits who would be more than happy to help. Some were. Others prefer to drive "newbies" away because, after all, they were never new to something themselves.

NiteQwill
09-21-2008, 10:10 PM
Eight billion times or not, it still doesn't give anyone the right to be rude to another person. If, after you've read a similar question for the eight billionth time, and you don't want to take the time to answer in a civil manner, just move on. No need for the stinging sarcasm. Maybe the OP was just excited about his purchase and figured he'd be among some kindred spirits who would be more than happy to help. Some were. Others prefer to drive "newbies" away because, after all, they were never new to something themselves.
It's kinda funny. There should be some study done on this paranormal event. Regardless of any public internet forum you visit, it seems "use the search button" has to be regarded as the most frequent reply, ever. I swear.:D

jandmtv
09-21-2008, 10:10 PM
Eight billion times or not, it still doesn't give anyone the right to be rude to another person. If, after you've read a similar question for the eight billionth time, and you don't want to take the time to answer in a civil manner, just move on. No need for the stinging sarcasm. Maybe the OP was just excited about his purchase and figured he'd be among some kindred spirits who would be more than happy to help. Some were. Others prefer to drive "newbies" away because, after all, they were never new to something themselves.

Aww, Im sorry ohsmily's post hurt your feelings, would you like a cookie?:rolleyes:

jandmtv
09-21-2008, 10:14 PM
It's kinda funny. There should be some study done on this paranormal event. Regardless of any public internet forum you visit, it seems "use the search button" has to be regarded as the most frequent reply, ever. I swear.:D

Thats because the search button was put there for a reason, and most people are just to lazy to use it, all they want is a quick answer.

Fantasma
09-21-2008, 10:27 PM
Aww, Im sorry ohsmily's post hurt your feelings, would you like a cookie?:rolleyes:

Leave the Emotional guy alone, Leave Him Alone..... :smilielol5:

I agree though, the search function is there for a reason after you have searched and searched and you cannot find the answer you are looking for then you can ask a question. Being a Noobie is not an excuse. Noobie or not Use the search button, being new has nothing to do with it....

Juicymeat
09-21-2008, 10:29 PM
Thats because the search button was put there for a reason, and most people are just to lazy to use it, all they want is a quick answer.


Searching often leads to the faster answer. I'm in favor of giving the answer, and THEN reminding the person the usefulness of the search function.

dominic
09-21-2008, 10:33 PM
Whats a .556? An elephant gun maybe? I want one.

prob
09-21-2008, 11:35 PM
Aww, Im sorry ohsmily's post hurt your feelings, would you like a cookie?:rolleyes:

In you're childish quest to somehow vilify me, you apparently didn't read my post. I in no way indicated that my feelings were hurt and was, in fact, only looking for civil discourse. You can type your silly little response and add your goofy emoticon, but the bottom line is that one of us holds the high moral ground and it isn't you.

It has been my experience that internet forums have always been a place for the young and insecure to spill their bile and apparently some of those who post on Calguns are no different. What a shame.

aplinker
09-21-2008, 11:41 PM
95% of questions are actually answered by this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=56818) if people actually bothered to glance through it.

I don't mind people asking questions, but it gets a little tiresome when people would rather other people spend 10 minutes to save them 30 seconds, but I guess that's just the way it is...

prob
09-21-2008, 11:41 PM
Leave the Emotional guy alone, Leave Him Alone..... :smilielol5:

I agree though, the search function is there for a reason after you have searched and searched and you cannot find the answer you are looking for then you can ask a question. Being a Noobie is not an excuse. Noobie or not Use the search button, being new has nothing to do with it....

Here we go. Now the mob mentality sets in. Nice. My response to you is the same as my response to the other fellow.

mchector
09-21-2008, 11:46 PM
less qq more pew pew

dominic
09-22-2008, 12:00 AM
less qq more pew pew

pew pew? does something smell bad to you?

sierradump
09-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Thats because the search button was put there for a reason, and most people are just to lazy to use it, all they want is a quick answer.

Sorry to get everyones panties in a bunch with my question! I did in fact use the search function... No doubt that is the fastest way to get an answer - not posting my own thread as speculated above... I've been lurking here for MONTHS researching my builds and only recently asked this question to make sure I understood what I had read...

No offense taken to any of the sarcastic comments - I am an internet junkie and expected so much from a few people! I did in fact find out what it was I was interested in and very much appreciate the advice in concurring with what it was I originally asked...

cmaynes
09-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Since I have been chastised more than once for this, I will add; I assume NEW people are coming to the site all the time. I like to see the NEW responses some of them have to the same old questions. It is hubris to assume that the search will yield the most current facts in all cases.

Except in this case, where the 223/5.56 thing has been beat to death.

:)

perhaps a sticky might be useful?

X-NewYawker
09-22-2008, 12:24 PM
Yeah -- a stiockie at the top of the forum list like "Questions? Start here..."
also -- many websites "search" is an open window field to type into -- you have to look for it here, click to get to that point, and on a small computer screen maybe new visitors won't see it as well.

marxdspot
09-22-2008, 1:43 PM
GTK

gschoelles
10-08-2010, 5:24 AM
What is the Difference Between .223 and 5.56 Rifle Cartridges and Chamberings? (http://home.comcast.net/~mattmcginnis/reloading/223_versus_556.htm)

This was an excellent article

818gtiguy
10-08-2010, 10:01 AM
This was an excellent article

Wow.......This thread is over TWO years old and you had to bump it just to say that?!?!?!?

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