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Posted: 2/3/2006 2:31:10 PM EDT
I thought I read awhile ago that DPMS lists their bbls as being chambered for 5.56 but in reality they're chambered for .223?

Is this true?

Should I trust DPMS barrels or look elsewhere?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:22:28 PM EDT
I don't think they'd put "5.56" on a .223 barrel, would create a lot of trouble for themselves and could be unsafe. That's why most AR manufacturers don't even make a .223 barrel, 5.56 is just more compatible with commercial and military ammo. If you make a .223 barrel, you are limiting your customer base.

ut if you don't trust them, go elsewhere. Good thing about AR barrels is EVERYONE makes them, you have dozens to choose from.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:07:56 PM EDT
they do have both. most of the ss are .223, except the dcm. most of the cm are 5.56, except the lo pro. their catalog clearly states what the chambering for each barrel is.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:00:21 AM EDT
I have never dealt with DPMS parts other than replacements before. Their prices are certainly low enough.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:17:19 AM EDT
I've got a 5.56 DPMS upper that has run flawlessly from the day it came out of the box including 5.56 mil ammo. It's been an excellent piece of hardware and from my personal experience I'd tell you to get one without concern.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 7:50:32 AM EDT
The way I understood it was that their bull barrells are 223 and the standards barrells are 5.56mm..

But that is just my understanding.. You could allways check the website..

http://www.dpmsinc.com

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:01:14 AM EDT
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