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Posted: 8/15/2005 6:50:06 AM EDT
Stag Arms advertises their bolts as 5.56. Any reason why you cant use that bolt with a barrel chambered for .223?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:53:42 AM EDT
No. The case head is the same.
Check the Ammo Oracle. I believe there is a lot there on the whole 5.56 vs. .223 debate.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:01:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 8:03:30 AM EDT by 1IV]
Awww he is just so cute! Whoooz a cute little newbie?

Heay Bro, we all have been there. 5.56 IS .223. Same ammo.... The civilians call it .223 cal. Military calls it 5.56
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 9:45:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Awww he is just so cute! Whoooz a cute little newbie?

Heay Bro, we all have been there. 5.56 IS .223. Same ammo.... The civilians call it .223 cal. Military calls it 5.56




You are incorrect, the calibers of .223 and 5.56 are NOT the same. While interchangeable for the most part, it doesn't change that they are not the same thing.


Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:07:46 PM EDT
Not that much of a newbie, cute.......absolutely not. Im familiar with the 5.56 vs. .223 controvery and who uses what, but the 5.56 designation of the Stag bolt through me for a loop. Just got it ordered.

Thanks for the input.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 12:09:42 PM EDT
Stick is correct, while the 5.56 & .223 share the same caliber bullet the case is slightly different. The 5.56 case is thicker to handle the higher pressure it was designed for. You can safely shoot .223 in a rifle chambered for 5.56, but you should not shoot 5.56 in a rifle chambered strictly for .223 rem. I guess a few rounds wont hurt , but i would not make a habbit of it . PATRIOT ARMORY .
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:58:53 PM EDT
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