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.223 Wylde
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:50:53 AM »
I have a custom ar that is chambered in 223 wylde. What is the difference between this and 5.56 and can you use 5.56 in it

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 11:21:43 AM »
I'm pretty sure you can shoot 5.56 in the Wylde barrel but if it was just a 223 barrel, it'd be recommended not to. I'd have to google the difference to give you facts.
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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 11:28:37 AM »
I won't regurgitate most of what I read when I googled the differences. Apparently, the "Wylde" barrel is tighter so it's more accurate than most milspec 5.56 barrels. It's not too tight like a normal 223 that the pressures would be dangerous or cause malfunctions due to pressure. This is what I understood from all the other interwebs warriors. We have some knowledgable folks here so we can wait to see what they say b
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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 11:53:15 AM »
I won't regurgitate ......

Orbie pretty much summed it up.  IIRC Its a 233 chamber with a 5.56 throat.  Giving you the accuracy of the 233 and the higher pressure of the 5.56.
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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 05:42:45 PM »
I have 2 Wylde chambered rifles. The only difference is the leade or throat. A 223 is considered a short throat, the 5.56 is considered a long throat, the Wylde is even longer for profiles/length of target bullets.. Because of the longer throat you can safely shoot 5.56 military ammo thru it. The differences in the reamers will get you 223 at 0.0250, 5.56 at 0.0566, Wylde at 0.0619 for the freebore measurement.

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 11:52:41 PM »
I have 2 Wylde chambered rifles. The only difference is the leade or throat. A 223 is considered a short throat, the 5.56 is considered a long throat, the Wylde is even longer for profiles/length of target bullets.. Because of the longer throat you can safely shoot 5.56 military ammo thru it. The differences in the reamers will get you 223 at 0.0250, 5.56 at 0.0566, Wylde at 0.0619 for the freebore measurement.

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 11:08:58 PM »
Just an additional questuon here....

Can a .223 wylde barrel take SS109 bullet?

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 08:49:16 AM »
Just an additional questuon here....

Can a .223 wylde barrel take SS109 bullet?

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2016, 10:11:04 PM »
Earl, the bullet is fine for the chamber but it does require a faster twist than a 223. Mine are 1:7" and 1:8" and both will shoot near one hole groups at 100 yds using a sierra made SS109 62 gr. Can't say that all SS109s shoot that great as when I found these I bought a bunch and it's my only experience with it. I can tell you this, a hog at 200 yards won't know the difference between getting hit with a SS109 or a 3006. Absolutely flattens a hog. Impressive bullet for a 22 caliber barrel.

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Re: .223 Wylde
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 08:24:18 AM »
Earl, the bullet is fine for the chamber but it does require a faster twist than a 223. Mine are 1:7" and 1:8" and both will shoot near one hole groups at 100 yds using a sierra made SS109 62 gr. Can't say that all SS109s shoot that great as when I found these I bought a bunch and it's my only experience with it. I can tell you this, a hog at 200 yards won't know the difference between getting hit with a SS109 or a 3006. Absolutely flattens a hog. Impressive bullet for a 22 caliber barrel.
Good info and thanks! In our place, i use my AR for personal protection at our farm.

Huge place if i may say. That i need an advandatge to shoot at 300m distances or so. And still have a little.agility for cqb.

So if i can usa ss109 with my barrel, the better. And this would mean more damage can be done for bad guys and may penetrate light vehicles if needed

Btw, mine is 1:8 twist



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