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Dragon
03-06-2010, 10:57 AM
what is a 223 wylde ?

whats difference over the 5.56. , 223 and can it chamber these rounds .I have heard of the 223 wylde ,but no nothing about it.



Any info would be great thanks,

Dragon

russ69
03-06-2010, 11:01 AM
It's an accuracy improvement over the standard .223 chamber meant for target shooting. I've forgotten the details.

Thanx, Russ

Guns R Tools
03-06-2010, 11:03 AM
From Rock River Arms

"The .223 Wylde chamber was designed as a match chambering for semi-automatic rifles. It will accomodate both .223 Rem and 5.56mm NATO ammunition. It is relieved in the case body to aid in extraction and features a shorter throat for improved accuracy."

pacrimguru
03-06-2010, 11:07 AM
actually .223 wylde chambering isn't so much for accuracy as it is so that you can run both .223 and hotter loads of 5.56 ammo safely. .223 chambers are built to SAAMI spec and have a shorter throat while 5.56 chambers - built to NATO spec - are longer. the wylde chamber is kind of a hybrid between the two that will allow you to shoot both sizes of ammo safely.

3GunFunShooter
03-06-2010, 11:14 AM
JP rifles are standard with the Wylde chamber. Work really well.

phish
03-06-2010, 11:17 AM
+50 dkp for getting the spelling right

:smartass:

Wyle: wrong
Wile: wrong
While: wrong
Whyle: wrong
Will: wrong

Dragon
03-06-2010, 11:18 AM
Thanks i never looked into that chamber before because i thought it was another type of shell casing .I had seen the Rock River varment uppers with that chamber ,but i was more interested in being able to shoot 5.56,and 223.

If that chamber can take both 223.and 5.56 then i will look into the Rock RIver again.

Thanks guys

aplinker
03-06-2010, 12:43 PM
Wylde is about accuracy - otherwise you would just use a 5.56

Look at Randall's post and the dimensional drawings, you'll see why.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=872962


actually .223 wylde chambering isn't so much for accuracy as it is so that you can run both .223 and hotter loads of 5.56 ammo safely. .223 chambers are built to SAAMI spec and have a shorter throat while 5.56 chambers - built to NATO spec - are longer. the wylde chamber is kind of a hybrid between the two that will allow you to shoot both sizes of ammo safely.

Grakken
03-06-2010, 1:39 PM
+50 dkp for getting the spelling right

:smartass:

Wyle: wrong
Wile: wrong
While: wrong
Whyle: wrong
Will: wrong



Now that is a term I haven't heard in a LONG time. At least it wasnt a 50DKP Minus. :D

russ69
03-06-2010, 2:38 PM
actually .223 wylde chambering isn't so much for accuracy......... a

Don't tell that to Bill Wylde, he might not believe you. By the way, Bill shot some bench rest matches with his AR and is very proud of his "official screamer" group (smallest group of the match).

Thanx, Russ

pacrimguru
03-06-2010, 2:47 PM
i stand corrected then. not that it isn't more accurate, but most everything that i have read that made the wylde chamber a plus was more about being able the shoot the two different sizes and their different loads than about accuracy. i understand that it happens to be more accurate as well.

pyro3k2
03-06-2010, 4:27 PM
Now that is a term I haven't heard in a LONG time. At least it wasnt a 50DKP Minus. :D

MOAR DOTS!

aplinker
03-06-2010, 5:08 PM
i stand corrected then. not that it isn't more accurate, but most everything that i have read that made the wylde chamber a plus was more about being able the shoot the two different sizes and their different loads than about accuracy. i understand that it happens to be more accurate as well.

You can shoot .223 out of a 5.56 chamber perfectly well. You just won't get the same level of accuracy from .223 in a 5.56 chamber that you would from a matching .223 chamber.

In essence, the .223 wylde was designed to have good reliability and the capability to shoot 5.56, while maintaining the accuracy potential of a .223 match chamber. It does a pretty good job of this.