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Posted: 1/21/2006 4:49:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 5:19:38 PM EDT by otbexige]
I read the ammo oracle info and was still left a bit uncertain. I have a colt SP1 carbine that doesnt say 5.56mm on receiver but I want to know if all colts have the mil chamber. Can I use xm193 out of my sp1?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:39 PM EDT
I would assume yes, but I would try looking at the barrel itself. The Colts I have seen will have the battel twist and chamber stamped on the barrel in front of the front site. Either way, you can generally use 5.56 in a .223 chamber unless you have a very tight match chamber.


-K
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 11:43:35 PM EDT
Since it's a carbine, I doubt it has a tight match chamber. The gun is an all original SP1 Carbine with a receiver that is marked .223. The barrel only say chrome bore and has the marks "C" and "MP" near the front sight. The main reason I ask is because I happen to have some 300rds of xm193 that my dad forgot at my house and said I could keep.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:33:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 4:33:58 AM EDT by WMHM4]
I don't know a whole lot about Colt's, like many here do but I would think it would be a 5.56 chamber/barrel. I don't think I have ever seen a .223 Colt, that doesn't mean they don't exsist just that I never seen one.

I would shoot the M193
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:36:38 AM EDT
Colts have a 5.56 chamber regardless of what it says on the receiver.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:45:16 AM EDT
Thanks guys for your info. I will try it out today.
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