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sprince99
04-14-2011, 8:47 PM
ok,

NOT to sound like a COMPLETE moron, but< i know i can fire the .223 out of my AR chambered for 5.56, but will it load in the 5.56 clips without any problems?

Or should i break down and spend the $ 12 for a 223 clip?

hammerhands32
04-14-2011, 8:48 PM
I've been waiting to post in one of these threads.......

The answer is yes.

pyro3k2
04-14-2011, 8:51 PM
ok,

NOT to sound like a COMPLETE moron, but< i know i can fire the .223 out of my AR chambered for 5.56, but will it load in the 5.56 clips without any problems?

Or should i break down and spend the $ 12 for a 223 clip?

You know they make 5.56x45 clips now
http://www.ammunitionstore.com/product_images/x/413/ss109_223_on_stripper_clips__16536_zoom.jpg

Josh3239
04-14-2011, 8:52 PM
.223 and 5.56mm use the same clip and use the same mag.

http://godgunspolitics.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/magazine_vs_clip.jpg

dieselpower
04-14-2011, 8:52 PM
the magazines are the same... the rounds themselves and the barrel chambers are different.

Same magazines.

BOFH
04-14-2011, 8:53 PM
Yep...they use the same magazine too :)

bigred1
04-14-2011, 10:47 PM
5.56 has a higher chamber pressure. That's why your not supposed to shoot 5.56 out of a .223 only upper.

Other than that, same, same