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Old September 30, 2012, 01:19 AM   #1
Pond, James Pond
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.223 v 5.56 Nato. The difference being...?

As the title suggests.

I'd always thought that these two cartridges were the same, just with different names. However, some bits of literature infer that there is a difference because a rifle "can fire both".

It can't be the case or bullet calibre, so what is it? Power/Pressure?
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