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My buddy just bought a sweet looking carbon fiber barrel that is chambered in 223 Wylde. What's the skinny on that round?
12-09-2007, 3:28 PM
It's a hybrid chamber, between 5.56mm and .223 Remington. It'll shoot either safely. The idea is you want to safely be able to use 5.56 while still keeping a "tight" chamber for accuracy with the .223 Remington.
Many companies (Bushmaster, some RRA) use it as their standard chamber.
12-09-2007, 4:24 PM
The 223 Wylde has slightly larger chamber body dimensions than a 5.56 nato and a proper throat diameter like a SAAMI 223 chamber.
It's literally the best of both worlds, reliable and accurate.
Here is my 223 & 5.56 chamber reamers comparison (http://ar15barrels.com/data/223-556.pdf).
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