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#191007 - 12/01/20 12:44 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? * [Re: thevalueman]
Wayne Dengler Offline
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Pappy,
I bet the '94 will do just fine with that ammo.

Let us know how the range session works.

I just brought out my Ruger New Model BearCat that I purchased about ten years ago.

The latest issue of GUNS Magazine has a nice article about the BearCats and it rekindled my interest.

Also made mention about smokejumpers using them.

Now,how did I know that??

Wayne
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#191008 - 12/01/20 01:03 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: thevalueman]
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Originally Posted By: thevalueman
probably not the spot for this...BUT...I doubt the question will last long....so, when putting the new gun up, I noticed that I have 2 labeled .223, and 2 labeled 5.56....all "LE"...outside the obvious "furniture" differences...why the difference in caliber indications on the label....all barrels are stamped 5.56 NATO with a 7 twist....
thanks
:-)Rocky


Rocky
5.56 are a bit longer case. I think it is .100 or so. 5.56 is loaded a bit hotter, due to the longer case ie) a bit more powder.
Shooting a .223 in a 5.56 shouldn’t be a problem, but the other way around, you might have pressure problems. At least you will have higher pressure shooting a 5.56 in a .223
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#191009 - 12/01/20 02:02 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: rodbrown]
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Rod,
thanks...I got that....I'm interested why the labels on the box are different, while the guns inside the box, with the exception of "furniture" appear to be the same, and all marked 5.56 NATO...once again, while some of the labels on the box read .223
:-)Rocky
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#191010 - 12/01/20 05:46 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: thevalueman]
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Rocky
I understand now. Would it be worth a phone call to the manufacturer?
Rod
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#191012 - 12/01/20 06:01 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: thevalueman]
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Rocky,
5.56 interprets to "any of the ammo" so no need to stamp 223 Rem. I would venture to say all chambers are 5.56 compatable. Perhaps labeled boxes with 5.56mm have military hardware???
Just a guess,
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#191016 - 12/01/20 08:05 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
thevalueman Offline
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Capt....that's my guess as well
Thanks
:-)Rocky
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#191017 - 12/01/20 08:07 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: rodbrown]
thevalueman Offline
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Rod...calling Colt might be like calling the secretary of state, here in Ga to discuses the election....
:-)Rocky
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#191026 - 12/02/20 11:08 AM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: thevalueman]
Billy Poyner Offline
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Rocky
Check the lowers.Some will be stamped Colt Mfg others will be
marked Colt Defense.Don't remember the year Colt changed that.
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#191035 - 12/03/20 03:03 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: rodbrown]
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Originally Posted By: rodbrown
Originally Posted By: thevalueman
probably not the spot for this...BUT...I doubt the question will last long....so, when putting the new gun up, I noticed that I have 2 labeled .223, and 2 labeled 5.56....all "LE"...outside the obvious "furniture" differences...why the difference in caliber indications on the label....all barrels are stamped 5.56 NATO with a 7 twist....
thanks
:-)Rocky


Rocky
5.56 are a bit longer case. I think it is .100 or so. 5.56 is loaded a bit hotter, due to the longer case ie) a bit more powder.
Shooting a .223 in a 5.56 shouldn’t be a problem, but the other way around, you might have pressure problems. At least you will have higher pressure shooting a 5.56 in a .223


The 223 have a shorter leade than a 5.56 which is another reason NOT to shoot the higher pressure 5.56 in a 223 chamber!
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#191036 - 12/03/20 03:36 PM Re: What "Caliber" of person are you? [Re: 505Gibbs]
thevalueman Offline
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I understand the Capt.....it's not easy

:-)Rocky
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