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Posted: 4/11/2006 5:48:57 PM EDT
5.56 or .223?? Varmint barrel 24", What twist?? Thanks for any help!!
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:51:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 5:51:51 PM EDT by TxLewis]
uh, need some more info.

like what you want to shoot

plinking or precision?

need more info on what you are asking in a recommedation


txl
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:52:57 PM EDT
Coyotes, Varmints, Cats!! within 300yds.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:56:16 PM EDT
Precision. Looking at a 24" 1-14". Would like a 20", but limited to 1-9"??
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:08:57 PM EDT
actually, you'll get better precision using a heavier bullet

so, go with a 1-8"

lots of good heavier bullets out there.

24" is fine, but heavy,

if you go with a bushy varmiter, you should have what you need.

it has a 1-9, but will stablize 69 gr bullets


TXL
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:10:09 PM EDT
also, if you can, get a wylde chamber, you can shoot both easily.

if not, go 5.56, more versatile.

MY 20" hbar will do moa all day long with myhandloads.

TXL
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:13:22 PM EDT
Have to get home and get my loading manuals out, havent loaded .223 in years! Velocity? Should I chamber it in 5.56 or .223?

Been loading .204 and just caught this BRD! Hope there is no cure....

Thanks
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:43:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 6:44:08 PM EDT by ruggerwterrets]
5.56mm IS .223. One designation is metric and one is in calibers (1 caliber=1/100 of an inch). If someone wants to tell me Im wrong you better have one hell of an explanation.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:50:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ruggerwterrets:
5.56mm IS .223. One designation is metric and one is in calibers (1 caliber=1/100 of an inch). If someone wants to tell me Im wrong you better have one hell of an explanation.



Here is your explanation:

www.ammo-oracle.com/body.htm#diff

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 10:33:16 PM EDT
in short 5.56 has a higher pressure than .223

Mike
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 10:38:09 PM EDT
Yes, you can shoot .223 ammo in a 5.56mm chamber, but not vice versa.

Get a 5.56mm chamber.
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