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Posted: 11/15/2001 4:51:03 PM EDT
is the military 5.56 ammo more powerful than .223? also can civilian's get 5.56 ammo, and will they work in my bushmaster AR-15.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 5:04:34 PM EDT
Yes 5.56 will work in your bushmaster.

The differnce I think you are talking about is just comercial ammo versus SS109. SS109 is a hevier bullet with a stell core so it has beter penetration proporties. There is no restrictions on SS109 because of some exemption due to a 'sporting purpose'.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 6:53:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 6:57:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/16/2001 8:58:34 AM EDT by Forest]

Originally Posted By Armed Scientist:

The differnce I think you are talking about is just comercial ammo versus SS109.


Not correct. I'm sure Troy had the info in his FAQ (see above).

However:
1) Military Ammo is loaded to higher velocities than civilian ammo with the same projectile weight.

2) Military 5.56 projectiles have a cannalure, not all civilian rounds have this feature. Plus the other ammo features that help insure reliability like staked in primers and sealing the primers against moisture.

Link Posted: 11/16/2001 7:45:46 AM EDT
ok but can i fire them in my bushmaster ar 16"?
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 7:57:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jander100:
ok but can i fire them in my bushmaster ar 16"?


You can fire any ammo labeled "223 Remington" or "5.56x45"
Link Posted: 11/16/2001 9:05:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jander100:
ok but can i fire them in my bushmaster ar 16"?


YES! Bushmaster uses the M16 chamber so it can safely shoot all 5.56 and .223 rounds.
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