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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 11/28/2003 12:52:27 PM EDT
Like we all know... the calibre identity stamped on a barrel of a AR is crucial to what you feed it. .223 dosnt mean 5.56 Nato etc.

What are these Type 86s rifles chambered in? .223 or 5.56 Nato ? I am getting a Type 86s in a short time and I want to know what the deal is here.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 12:58:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 3:49:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 3:50:22 PM EDT by Ross]
My MAK-90 says ".223" on it. It doesn't seem to care though. I've shot commercial .223 and milspec 5.56mm out of it and it runs on either fine. It seems to like Wolf steel-cased .223, so it should run on just about anything resembling .223 or 5.56mm.

Ross
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 7:16:25 PM EDT
Dumb question,,,no not really...Is'nt .223 and 5.56nato the same damn thing???? I thought the only thing different is the Wylde chamber in some super souped up ARs???? and this is a chamber tolerence difference and not a ammo diff.....
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:56:52 AM EDT
Oh Geez...Now you did it...

This question is one of the reasons i moved here
from the AR board!!

KyARGuy
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:11:18 AM EDT
Im not satrin a war over it...I just thought...I could be wrong as i'm not a .223 fan.....That the only dif was the chamber dimensions and not the bullet?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 10:53:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 10:55:28 AM EDT by SIGthusiast]

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Dumb question,,,no not really...Is'nt .223 and 5.56nato the same damn thing???? I thought the only thing different is the Wylde chamber in some super souped up ARs???? and this is a chamber tolerence difference and not a ammo diff.....



This FAQ should handle your 5.56 vs .223 qestion.

www.ammo-oracle.com

All you really need to know is:

Marked .223 = Shoots .223 only
Marked 5.56 = Shoots 5.56 & .223
Marked Wylde = Shoots 5.56 & .223

-St
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 11:02:01 AM EDT
Odds are OUTSTANDING your ChiCom has a 5.56mm chamber.

Quit worrying and shoot it.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:05:23 PM EDT
Both of mine are marked 5.56x45mm. Rate of twist is roughly 1/9 fwiw. I did encounter some trouble with 62 gr. Hirtenberger SS109, everything else has been fine and dandy. I usually stick with the cheap Wolf 55 gr. for blasting and domestic varmint loads for the woodchucks out back...
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