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Posted: 1/2/2007 4:27:07 PM EST
Can you convert a 223 to a 5.56 on a bull barrel by working the chamber?
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 5:17:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2007 5:18:50 PM EST by engineer2001]
I'm certainly no expert, but I think Randall at AR15barrels.com is. Check out the "On .223 Remington" part near the bottom of his website here:

Apparently, a .223 chamber CAN be reamed to a 5.56 chamber. He seems to not recommend it, though.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 6:29:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2007 6:30:59 PM EST by Hoplophile]
Check out teh "neck and throat reamer" at http://www.m-guns.com/tools.php

Obvisouly you wouldn't want to buy one just to do one barrel, but if you know anybody who has something like this...
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 8:05:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2007 8:06:21 PM EST by AR15barrels]
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:27:03 AM EST
maybe im just being dumb but isnt a 223 the same as a 5.56?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:38:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 8:41:50 AM EST
How much accuracy is degraded by using a 5.56 chamber vs a 223 chamber? More or less than 1/10 moa?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 9:04:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 10:31:05 AM EST
What should a good stainless steel fluted bull barrel be able to do with a 5.56 chamber vs. a 223?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 11:21:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 11:35:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR15barrels:

Who makes a "good stainless fluted bull barrel with a 5.56 chamber"?

You do, for the right amount of money.............nobody said you would have to like it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 11:51:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 12:37:31 PM EST
What is the accuaracy difference between a SS bull barrel with a 5.56 chamber vs the 223?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 12:41:21 PM EST
The reason I am asking is because I do alot of compitiion shooting and use alot of reloads. I have heard alot of stories of 223 chambers sticking with reloads. Currently I use a SS m4 contour barrel and love it. I just want to step up to a bull barrel for bench rest, and longer ranges with a bipod.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 2:54:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 2:56:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 4:39:37 PM EST

It has been one of those days today.

Is there in any loss in accuracy between the wylde chamber and the 223?

I looked at your diagram. Just looking at the dimensions tells me nothing. Could you explain them please.

Can 223 be converted to the Wylde chamber?
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 5:58:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By cmd1522:
Is there in any loss in accuracy between the wylde chamber and the 223?

If you -really- want accuracy then you should probably work out the load you plan to use and provide a sample round to the smith who'll custom cut the chamber to match that load.

If you're going to use an "off the shelf" chamber then I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference. I certainly can't.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 7:47:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2007 7:49:02 PM EST by AR15barrels]
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