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Old 10-22-2008, 4:21 PM
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Default .223 vs .223 remington?

I searched and read quite a bit but didn't find an answer.

While looking on the Sportsman's Guide website for something cheap and dirty to feed my Mini-14, I saw they have 2 choices listed for Wolf ammo. There is a .223, and also a .223 Remington. What's the difference? Is there?

"Wolf .223 Rifle ammo, 55gr, FMJBT, Muzzle Velocity 3,241 fps, Muzzle Energy 1,283 ft-lbs"

"Wolf .223 Remington Rifle ammo, 55gr, HP, Muzzle Velocity 3,241 fps, Muzzle Energy 1,282 ft-lbs"

Other than the bullet style, the word Remington and one pound of muzzle energy, they're almost identical except the price.

Ruger says the Mini eats .223 Remington, but I was just curious what difference there is, if any, in this ammo. Thanks
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Old 10-22-2008, 5:01 PM
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.223 Remington is the correct name, who ever made that add was just lazy. The only difference in those two is the bullet type, Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail feeds much more reliably in some rifles (my faux m-16A1 wont feed HP at all).
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.223 is short for .223 Remington. They are one and the same.

5.56 is short for 5.56x45, and is very similar to and based on the .223 Remington. In many applications, they are compatible. But they are not identical. Do not fire 5.56 in a .223 chamber without first checking with the manufacturer of your firearm or the ammo.
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Thanks, that's what I figured. But you never know about some subtle differences.
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subtle differences like barrel markings.....?
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