Posted: 1/7/2003 1:48:39 PM EDT
I am about to buy an AR but Ive got a question.
Can I shoot 5.56nato in the Colt Match target? It has 223 marked on the lower reciever but it has 5.56nato marked on the barrel. If I cant shoot surplus ammo in the colt I guess I will go with a bushmaster shorty.
Hi. My Sporter Match has .223 on the lower as well and 5.56 NATO on the barrel. Shoot surplus to your hearts content. I do. The barrels chamber is 5.56 NATO, thus you can fire surplus and .223 Rem.
It is the other way around that causes problems, shooting 5.56 in a .223 chamber.