I shoot a basic model and reload to 223 specs. Mine does not get a lot of use except for the .458 SOCOM upper. I love that AR caliber.
THANK YOU! Great article which answered some questions I’ve had. Definitely bookmarked it and added it to my home screen for reference.Very little difference except the 5.56 is loaded to a little higher pressure than the .223, and the chamber of a .556 my be very slightly larger than a .223. Here's a great article on the differences.
Ditto for me, except that mine is DPMS. I really can’t tell any difference in “shootability” (accuracy, recoil, etc). But 5.56 NATO is a tad cheaper so that’s what I buy.My Smith&Wesson is stamped 5.56 on the barrel. I prefer that over .223. I'll shoot both, but when buying, the NATO round is what I look for.
Another gun related boating accident, seems to happen to too many of us. Such a common tragedy!!!! Remember, Safe Boating is No Accident!!!I shoot both. I buy both, but prefer, for no good reason, to purchase 5.56 unless I find some .223 on sale. And correct me if I'm wrong, but are there not more hunting rounds offered in .223 than 5.56? In any case, while my weapon will shoot---uh, used to shoot*---steel case ammo just fine, I decided to stay away from the stuff. Again, no good reason, I just like to feed and extract brass over steel.
*Lost in yet another boating accident, don'tcha know.