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Posted: 2/14/2006 5:20:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 5:21:39 PM EDT by RobbieB]
I have a preban CAR-15 Colt 223, can you use the M-16 5.56 mags in these, does anyone know?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:27:02 PM EDT

yes u can

ar = civi version of m16, mags 100% interchangable.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:33:25 PM EDT
Wasn't sure of the caliber, I thought there was a slight diff between the 223 and the 5.56. Thanks buddy.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:35:31 PM EDT
holy crap that has got to be the stupidest question on this board, ever!
J/Knever hurts to ask
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:36:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RobbieB:
Wasn't sure of the caliber, I thought there was a slight diff between the 223 and the 5.56. Thanks buddy.



There is a diff. between the ammunition. No difference in the magazines however.

Remember, dont shoot 5.56 in a .223 chamber. Bad things may happen.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:21:44 AM EDT
However shooting .223 in a 5.56 is OK, just not the other way around
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 4:21:26 PM EDT
If the gun says 5.56 and .223 it's safe to shoot both
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:33:06 PM EDT
By the way, you will get bashed for asking stupid questions around here.

That fortunately was NOT a stupid question.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:45:10 AM EDT
Don't worry about bashing. You can get bashed for asking smart questions also.


Or the Dupe police.

Or the 87 attack squad.

or the..................
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:07:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
If the gun says 5.56 and .223 it's safe to shoot both



depends on what part of the gun, right?

if the barrel is marked 5.56mm, then you are definitely OK. We are concerned with the chamber and throat of the barrel. Lowers can be swapped around but barrel markings can't
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:15:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:

Originally Posted By twonami:
If the gun says 5.56 and .223 it's safe to shoot both



depends on what part of the gun, right?

if the barrel is marked 5.56mm, then you are definitely OK. We are concerned with the chamber and throat of the barrel. Lowers can be swapped around but barrel markings can't


yep. That's why I like new guns.You know the barrel and lower are compatible
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 1:06:52 PM EDT
Colt=5.56 Chamber. Shoot either .223 or 5.56.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 2:05:12 PM EDT
Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?

No!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:41:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterC:
Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?

No!



Can you feel the love? lol
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:36:28 PM EDT
Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?

There are no stupid questions. Only stupid mistakes.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:11:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 5:12:53 PM EDT by jaymeister99]

Originally Posted By RobbieB:
Wasn't sure of the caliber, I thought there was a slight diff between the 223 and the 5.56. Thanks buddy.



In any AR you are fine shooting 223 or 5.56. The 5.56 cartridge is basically the same dimensions as a 223 except for a slightly longer neck. But it also has a higher powder charge, hence more powerful. Any AR chamber can handle the higher pressures. But you are better off with a 5.56, the bigger chamber dimensions usually makes it better for more ammo. The 223's tighter chamber dimensions make a little more prone to fouling and jam ups. My AR is a CMP competition model with a 223 rem chamber. Supposedly its more accurate, but it definitely is much more picky about what ammo will function in it.

Unless you plan on doing any match shooting you are best off with a 5.56 chamber.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:22:58 PM EDT
OK, so I guess my question will be REALLY stupid, but here goes:

I bought a bushmaster SL last week and havn't shot it yet (my first AR). Question- the ejection port cover, if it is closed, do you just shoot the rifle and it opens, or do you have to open it manually? I read the literature that came with it but it doesn't say...

Thanks

mmm
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:24:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By meadmakerman:
OK, so I guess my question will be REALLY stupid, but here goes:

I bought a bushmaster SL last week and havn't shot it yet (my first AR). Question- the ejection port cover, if it is closed, do you just shoot the rifle and it opens, or do you have to open it manually? I read the literature that came with it but it doesn't say...

Thanks

mmm



Shoot it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:30:52 PM EDT
BTW... Welcome to the board!

No Expert
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:38:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?

There are no stupid questions. Only stupid mistakes. only inquisitive idiots.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:42:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 5:43:45 PM EDT by tankdriver]

Originally Posted By RobbieB:
Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?



There is no such thing as a dum..... Oh Hell, yes there are DUMB questions..... Trust me, I teach adults electronics, and I know of what I speak....
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:43:46 PM EDT
AR-15 • Magazines • Can I ask a stupid question without getting bashed?

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:57:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By meadmakerman:
OK, so I guess my question will be REALLY stupid, but here goes:

I bought a bushmaster SL last week and havn't shot it yet (my first AR). Question- the ejection port cover, if it is closed, do you just shoot the rifle and it opens, or do you have to open it manually? I read the literature that came with it but it doesn't say...

Thanks

mmm




YOU MUST, I REPEAT, MUST OPEN IT FIRST!!!!!!










Travis
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:54:27 PM EDT
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