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Ammo Question??

1348 Views 12 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  mikr
Since I am new to the rifle scene, got a question(dont want to get the wrong ammo). I'm planning to buy a case from cheaper than dirt. They have this Winchester .223 but i dont know if there is a difference between the two since they are both .223. If there is not a difference, they why the price diff.
1. Winchester USA .223--3.99
2. Winchester USA .223(5.56)- 3.69
Can anybody help me out, tried calling but could not get through to customer service. Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt 5.56 the same as .223
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Both Mikr and Cajungeo are right. I made a genralization that I shuold'nt have. The .223 and 5.56 are interchangeable in the military chambering (that the mini 14 utilizes) but not the other way around. Chamber pressures are too high when shooting 5.56mm in .223 chamberings. Thanks for the corection!
The boys on the AR site are having fun with this question!
Will the M885 round operate in the mini or is the chamber diffrent for this round and the rate of twist on the mini to slow?
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