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Posted: 1/28/2009 2:22:39 AM EDT
I had a guy tell me I could not shoot this ammo but it is stamped on the side of the rifle .223\5.56, Can I get a second opinion..
Thanks..
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 2:48:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2009 2:48:30 AM EDT by kcolg30]
Check your barrel. Your barrel should be stamped 5.56. The lower can be stamped .223/5.56 but if they changed the upper to a .223, then you are a no-go for 5.56 in a .223 chamber.
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 4:07:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Check your barrel. Your barrel should be stamped 5.56. The lower can be stamped .223/5.56 but if they changed the upper to a .223, then you are a no-go for 5.56 in a .223 chamber.


It's as easy as that. It should be ok, but check the barrel first.
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 6:34:30 AM EDT
Agreed. If its a real Bushmaster barrel it will say 5.56 Nato which means you can shoot either 5.56 or .223. If for some reason it's stamped .223, then DO NOT shoot 5.56 out of it.
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 3:55:58 PM EDT
Would it be stamped under the hand gaurds? cuz I do not see any stamps on the barrel.
Thanks..
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 3:58:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Reaper22:
Would it be stamped under the hand gaurds? cuz I do not see any stamps on the barrel.
Thanks..


Yep, you'll have to take them off.
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 4:05:33 PM EDT
My Bushmaster A3/M4 has it stamped on the top of the barrel just behind the flash hider in front of the M203 notch.

"B MP 5.56 NATO 1/9
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 4:11:13 PM EDT
Thanks man, I will make a tool at work tomarrow, this thing is new and very stiff..
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 5:07:15 PM EDT
Ok, Now I see it, due to the low light in my room I could not see it, but there it is
BMP 5.56 NATO 1/9
So I yake it that I can shoot the 5.56 with no issues???
Again thanks guy's
Link Posted: 1/28/2009 5:11:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Reaper22:
Ok, Now I see it, due to the low light in my room I could not see it, but there it is
BMP 5.56 NATO 1/9
So I yake it that I can shoot the 5.56 with no issues???
Again thanks guy's


Yup, so you can shoot 5.56!
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