For MOST caliber changes in the AR platform, you will need a new bolt (not bolt carrier), magazines, barrel, and maybe a heavier buffer to lighten recoil.
Some calibers like the 300 AAC blackout, 7.62x40 Wilson Tactical and perhaps a couple others use 5.56 brass and claim to use 5.56 mags. So with these calibers you would only need a barrel (possibly the buffer too).
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Last edited by TacticalGenius; 07-08-2012 at 17:57.