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Posted: 2/14/2006 8:47:01 PM EST
I just got myself a Bushmaster bcwa3f16m4
I'm looking for ammo on the net and while I know that 5.56 and .223 rem are very similar I know they're not identical. Bushmasters page doesn't specify 5.5 or .223 for this rifle. I'm wondering is this one that can shoot both or is it a .223 only rifle?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:04:47 PM EST
I'm not sure what model that is, but non-varminter bushies are usually 5.56, and if you look at your barrel, 5.56 is probably engraved on it. Thus, you can shoot 5.56 and .223.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:22:30 AM EST
its a standard Bushmaster 16" M4A3 carbine removable carry handle birdcage flash supressor.
I'll have to see if I see anything stamped on the barrel.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:38:22 AM EST
It will be stamped, and if it's a m4a3, it will shoot 556, and 223, but make sure it is marked that way first. It will probably say 556nato, so you can shoot both
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:58:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sky042:
I'm wondering is this one that can shoot both or is it a .223 only rifle?

FWIW, this is a question best asked before one has the rifle in hand.


ps - face it, how happy would you be to find out, that due to improper research prior to your purchase you found yourself the proud owner of a rifle w/ a SAAMI spec 223 chamber.....

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:11:58 AM EST
Your rifle is 5.56 chamber.
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