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Posted: 4/13/2006 1:09:40 PM EDT
I read somewhere that the FNFAL can shoot the 7.62 surplus ammo rated at like 50,000 (psi ?) . The .308 civilian ammo is like 60,000 so you shouldn't use it in the FAL.

Do we have the same situation with the 5.56 & .223? Can you shoot 5.56 and .223 ammo thru it with out it blowing up on you?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:06:02 PM EDT
From what I know, you can shoot both 5.56 and .223 through a chamber marked 5.56. But it is not wise to shoot 5.56 through a .223 chamber.

joe
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:13:07 PM EDT
www.ammo-oracle.com

i thought that 7.62x51 was loaded to higher pressures than .308?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:13:16 PM EDT
If your barrel is chambered for 5.56 you can safely shoot both 5.56 and .223 through it. If it's a .223 Wylde chambered rifle you can shoot both through it also. If however, it's chambered for .223 - DON'T shoot 5.56 through it!!! The 5.56 is loaded to higher pressures than the .223 and damage to the rifle and/or you may occur.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:50:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 4:50:47 PM EDT by jbkf1003]
It's important to note, Sometimes barrels aren't always marked totally correct. I've never seen a 223 marked 5.56 but DPMS barrels for example are sometimes (my 20" HBAR is) marked .223, but it's a 5.56.

From DPMS (www.pantherarms.com) FAQ:

Q. What chambers are used in DPMS barrels?
A. The standard military contoured barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO, the DPMS Bull Barrels are chambered in .223 Rem.

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