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Posted: 1/8/2006 12:08:18 PM EDT
alright, this may be the dumbest question of the day, but i am the biggest dumbass on the boards, so go figure..........anyway, i'm reading about a rock river arms A4 20 inch configuration upper. it says it's chambered in .223 Wylde. what the hell is that? thank you for any info you can give me.


jake
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:18:27 PM EDT
I have a 24" varmint AR rifle with 223 wylde chamber. Which I believe is a chamber which is tighter than the standard NATO chamber. This handles regular .223 and 5.56 NATO no problem. But the tighter chamber is more condusive to accuracy and probably wouldn't be first choice for a combat weapondue to the tighter tolerances.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:22:17 PM EDT
It's a chamber dimension, not a cartridge. It bridges the gap, so to speak, between a .223 and a 5.56 chamber. More tolerant than the former, more accurate than the latter.

See here.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:23:50 PM EDT
guys-you kick ass. i appreciate it very much. on another note, does anyone know if i can shoot 5.56 through a mini 14 (indeed it does just say .223 rem)? or could that be disasterous. i know my grandpa had fired some through his, but i would seriously bet he wouldn't have known that there was a tolerance issue if there is one. he's dead now, so it does little good to talk to him. again, i'd appreciate any info i got on this. thanks


jake
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:41:38 PM EDT
If I read the Ammo Oracle properly, I wouldn't shoot 5.56 through a rifle stamped for .223. IIRC the problem has more to do with chamber pressures than ammo dimensions. The 5.56 creates higher chamber pressures than .223 and the rifle may not be able to handle it (Kaboom). Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:00:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
If I read the Ammo Oracle properly, I wouldn't shoot 5.56 through a rifle stamped for .223. IIRC the problem has more to do with chamber pressures than ammo dimensions. The 5.56 creates higher chamber pressures than .223 and the rifle may not be able to handle it (Kaboom). Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.



But it's just a Mini-14.................





WIZZO
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:28:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:

Originally Posted By phylodog:
If I read the Ammo Oracle properly, I wouldn't shoot 5.56 through a rifle stamped for .223. IIRC the problem has more to do with chamber pressures than ammo dimensions. The 5.56 creates higher chamber pressures than .223 and the rifle may not be able to handle it (Kaboom). Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.



But it's just a Mini-14.................





WIZZO



yeah, it's my dad's. i know my rra will handle it......

jake
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