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Posted: 12/12/2002 10:04:09 AM EDT
Can someone please explain what makes a .223 Wylde chamber diffrent from a .223 Rem? Tighter/looser? Shorter/Longer? Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/12/2002 12:43:55 PM EDT
The 223 wylde chamber is a inbetween chamber of the 223 and the 5.56 . Im no expert but have read anough about it that what Ive come up with is the lands in the 223 chamber are about .080 from the bullet.The 5.56 lands are about double the distance.Lets say .160 .The closer lands in the 223 are said to make the barrel a bit more accurate.There fore a Match barrel .There are a few other things involved in a 223 match barrel but the chamber is one of them.5.56 NATO is loaded alittle hotter than 223.so when firing 5.56 through a 223 chamber it will increase the chamber presure .Story line is the Wylde is a split between and it will handle both the 223 and the 5.56 safely.Saying that I fired about 100 rnds 5.56 through a DCM Bushmaster 223 Match chamber and it functioned fine. I was new to the Match rifle and didn't know.Many people still shoot 5.56 through a 223 chamber and have no problems. I Shoot only .223 through mine now.Just want to be safe and come home to mama and the kids. War Dawg
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 8:20:30 AM EDT
War dog is mostly right, here's the clifnotes. it was created to be the best of both worlds. Nice and tight at the front, enabeling match accuracy. A little looser behind the shoulder to promote ease of extraction and enhanced reliability. Some match chambers can be VERY finicky. I have one of these on a wilson barrel. The theory works! In my humble opinion.
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