.223 vs 5.56 (In Case You Were Afraid To Ask)

Everyone who has considered buying an AR has heard the .223 vs. 5.56 conversation pop up at some point. The general consensus is that AR barrels chambered for either are not always compatible with both types of ammo. However, we’ve come across a surprising number of people who don’t know the full story on this.

In light of the fact that this is a safety issue, we’ve decided to link an awesome article on the matter published by TheTruthAboutGuns.com. If you’re already familiar with the finer points of cartridge compatibility, feel free to skip this one, but for those who aren’t 100% confident in their bullet trivia, this is a must read.