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Posted: 10/3/2012 2:30:24 PM EDT
Lately I've been hearing about this lately but it's new to me.
Can someone explain to me what exactly is the 223 Wylde chamber? How does it differ from 223 vs. 5.56 etc.? Can you use 5.56 headspace gages or is there another set available for it? Is it better?
I apologize if this has already been covered in a previous thread. I looked around a little but didn't see it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 2:34:21 PM EDT
[#1]
It's a hybrid between 5.56 and .223.  Longer than the .223 but shorter than a 5.56.  Someone who knows more than me(which is all  that I posted) should be along soon.  Welcome to the site!
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 2:43:54 PM EDT
[#2]
i should start reading up on this caliper
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 3:00:46 PM EDT
[#3]
The Wylde freebore (leade) is actually longer than both .223 and 5.56
Freebore diameter is similar to match .223 and tighter than 5.56
Here's a chart that shows the dimensional differences between the variants :



Does not affect headspace since headspace is a dimension taken from the bolt face to a datum line on the shoulder.
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 3:13:10 PM EDT
[#4]
I have one and I must say it's one of the more accurate AR's I've shot.  The basics that you need to know is it handles both 5.56 and .223 and will shoot either more accurately than a NATO 5.56 chambered firearm.   (All other things being equal.  And by 'more accurate' we're talking about small differences here.)

But, reading between the lines, I believe that a Wylde chambered AR will theoretically be LESS accurate shooting .223 ammunition than a gun specifically chambered for the Remington .223 cartridge.  Because the .223 Remington chamber is the tightest of all.
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 3:16:49 PM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
The Wylde freebore (leade) is actually longer than both .223 and 5.56
Freebore diameter is similar to match .223 and tighter than 5.56
Here's a chart that shows the dimensional differences between the variants :

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/821/223556reamerdimensions.jpg

Does not affect headspace since headspace is a dimension taken from the bolt face to a datum line on the shoulder.


Didn't know that, something new everyday-Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 3:44:30 PM EDT
[#6]
rra is the only wyde chamber maker I know it is designed to be safe with both nato 556 & remington 223 commercial loads
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 7:05:42 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
Quoted:
The Wylde freebore (leade) is actually longer than both .223 and 5.56
Freebore diameter is similar to match .223 and tighter than 5.56
Here's a chart that shows the dimensional differences between the variants :

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/821/223556reamerdimensions.jpg

Does not affect headspace since headspace is a dimension taken from the bolt face to a datum line on the shoulder.


Didn't know that, something new everyday-Thanks!

The reason for the long freebore is so that longer-than-mag-length match cartridges can be single-loaded.
It's a sort of do-all chamber.
Link Posted: 10/3/2012 7:08:45 PM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
rra is the only wyde chamber maker I know it is designed to be safe with both nato 556 & remington 223 commercial loads

RRA is not a barrel maker. They use Wilson Arms barrels.
It doesn't matter who the barrel maker is, if it's a Wylde chamber it will safely digest both .223 and 5.56 ammo.

Link Posted: 10/4/2012 1:09:32 PM EDT
[#9]
Thanks guys for all the info. I stand enlightened. (On that subject anyway)
Great website with great people!
Link Posted: 10/6/2012 4:29:27 AM EDT
[#10]
My Barnes is chambered in 223 Wylde.  They make their barrels.  It performed well with 223 and 556 ammo.  Went through match and surplus and both were fine.
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