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Posted: 9/14/2003 1:05:59 PM EDT
is this true or did I misread the chart.

I don't see why someone would make a AR that couldn't shoot military ammo?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 1:50:45 PM EDT
I'm looking at my lower rite now and it says,cal. 5.56 on it if that helps.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 2:23:38 PM EDT
Look on the barrel, not the lower. A .223/5.56 stamped lower can be modified to fire .22, 9mm, 7.62, etc, merely by putting a differnt upper and mag block(if needed). The stamping on the barrel is what will show what the rifle can fire.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 3:12:07 PM EDT
Would they put a 223 barrel on a 5.56 marked lower at the factory?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:35:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mak762: .........why someone would make a AR that couldn't shoot military ammo?
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The .223 is slightly more accurate. (Those ARs that will shoot both 5.56 and .223 are most likely Wylde chambered.)
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:59:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
Originally Posted By Mak762: .........why someone would make a AR that couldn't shoot military ammo?
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The .223 is slightly more accurate. (Those ARs that will shoot both 5.56 and .223 are most likely Wylde chambered.)
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HUH? [b]ANY[/b] 5.56 chambered barrel will safely shoot .223. Are you speaking specifically about ASA barrels or AR barrels in general? My Bushmaster is marked 5.56 and I assure you it is NOT a Wylde.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:12:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:42:26 PM EDT
Troy, my buddy ordered an ASA 9mm kit and when he did they told hime to fax a copy of his agency credentials to get an LE discount. Not sure if they do a lot of LE sales, but they do/did offer a discount.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:53:16 PM EDT
Their web site mentions LEO use.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:13:17 PM EDT
so just to clearify if the lower says 5.56 its setup for both 223 and 5.56. are most 223 or 556?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:15:43 PM EDT
The lower marking is irrelevent, the marking on the barrel is what counts, often found under the handguards.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:18:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2003 6:20:13 PM EDT by _DR]
As Vinnie and HiramRanger said, With a magazine block adapters the same lower can use many varied caliber uppers including 7.63X39, .22, 9mm,.45 cal, etc. The fact that a lower is marked 5.56 does not mean it can accept only a 5.56 upper unless there is some proprietary design or restriction. A .308 AR would take a different lower, however, because the round is bigger and the magazine are quite a bit larger. Most of my lowers say MULTI for caliber.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:25:36 PM EDT
My MEGA "GATOR" model lower is having FTA's "failure to accept" with both 270 WIN and 50 BMG. The lower says "MULTI" but I'm thinking something isn't right here. Any ideas? No offense to anybody intended. Just bored on a Sunday night. [:o)]
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:42:39 PM EDT
I think you'll find that ASA uses corkscrews to cut chambers in their uppers. Avoid them!
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