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Old November 29, 2012, 07:24 PM   #3
Brian Pfleuger
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Is your sons rifle labeled 223 Remington or 5.56x45?

The two are dimensionally identical but the 556 runs at slightly higher pressures, may or may not have less internal case capacity and the firearms sometimes have a longer leade, for heavier bullets. There is some disagreement about firing 556 ammo in a 223 but there is certainly NO trouble with shooting 223 in a 556.
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