Posts Tagged .223

Griffin Armament Multi-Caliber Suppressor

From Military Arms Channel:

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Police Challenge ATF in Bullet Ban

From The Washington Examiner:

“Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members.

He told Secrets that the round used mostly for target practice “is not typically used against law enforcement.”

 

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M855 5.56 Ammo To Be Banned By ATF?

From Bearing Arms:

SS109/M855 is one of the two most common loadings for 5.56 NATO chambered AR-15 rifles, featuring a 62-grain bullet with a mild steel penetrator core. The cartridge was adopted by NATO in the late 1970s to give soldiers better long range performance, and reduce the possibility of fragmentation seen in the prior 55-grain M193 round cartridge that some viewed as “inhuman” and “devastating.” Civilian shooters like it because it is accurate, plentiful, and relatively economical to shoot.

ATF letter here

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First Impressions of Tavor From Military Arms Channel

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Gun Digest: .223 vs 5.56

From Gun Digest:

To a whole lot of shooters, ammo is ammo—if it fits, it shoots. These shooters tend to be the guys with seriously tired, worn, or even busted firearms. They also tend to focus on the wrong thing; you know, the guy who scrubs the brass marks off his ejector lump, at least until one day his rifle stops working or breaks into many pieces.

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Wolf Performance Arms Importing Molot Veprs

Wolf Performance Arms is set to start importing Vepr rifles, an RPK variant, in five different calibers into the United States. It is nice to hear that more unique firearms will be available in the US market. The calibers include: 5.45x39mm, 5.56 NATO/.223, 7.62x39mm, 7.62 NATO/.308 and 7.62x54mmR. Guns.com and Outdoorhub have more information.

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ROCK RIVER ARMS FRED EICHLER SERIES PREDATOR .223

Colona, IL (January, 2012)-  Rock River Arms, Inc., an industry leader well-known for producing a full line of high-quality AR15-style rifles, components, parts, and accessories introduces the Fred Eichler Series Predator .223 rifle, representing further growth in RRA’s expanding line of high performance hunting firearms.

Fred Eichler comments, “I am extremely excited to get this new predator gun out in the field.  Rock River Arms is known for their high-quality rifles and I’m honored to have been selected to have my own series.  After extensive in-the-field development, I am proud to attach my name to such an excellent product.  I look forward to spending more time in the field with my Rock River Arms predator rifle.” Read the rest of this entry »

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AK vs. AR – Lone Star Lowdown

This has nothing to do with Alaska and Arkansas.

From: Tactical Wire

Voices From the Field: More Bang for the Buck

by Paul Markel

The boom in black rifle (AR) sales naturally led to a boom in the sale of .223 Remington or 5.56x45mm ammunition. This was no big surprise to anyone as that is the most popular chambering for that rifle. What you had was thousands of new AR owners now added to the .223 gene pool. The days of paying three dollars for a box of Winchester white box .223 are gone and not likely to return.

XS Sights Marketing VP Dave Biggers sights in S&W M&P15 in 5.45mm.

There is little doubt that feeding these self-loading, centerfire rifles has become a pricey endeavor. They are enjoyable to shoot, hence we do a lot of it. Your budget might allow for 100 rounds shooting sessions or 500 round extended weekends. Regardless, it’s always good to get more bang for your buck.

It was with this in mind that I first acquired a S&W M&P15 carbine chambered in 5.45×39 Russian. The price of the Russian equivalent to our 5.56mm runs about half. Simply put, you can buy 1000 rounds of 5.45×39 for what you’d pay for 500 in .223 Remington. That’s training or practice ammo mind you, match grade and controlled expansion .223 Rem runs much high at about a buck a shot.

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Sabre Defense Tactical Rifles

Tactical Rifles

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Rock River Arms LAR Series

The LAR Series is available in many calibers including: .223, .308, .458 SOCOM, 9mm, .40 S&W and 6.8 SPC

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Kel-Tec SU Series

SU-16A

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Golani Sporter

Century Arms

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5.56 and .223 Ammo – Everything You Need to Know

Below are some direct links to an OUTSTANDING FAQ from The Ammo Oracle at AR15.com.

It is a very comprehensive collection of information on .223 and 5.56 ammo.

The AR15.COM Ammo Oracle

History and Basic Design of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Performance of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Terminal Performance of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

.223 and 5.56 Ammunition Testing

Selection of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Ammunition recommendations from the authors of the AR15.com Ammo-Oracle.

Purchase and Storage of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Legal questions.

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