Thinking about a rifle purchase

Dougw1515

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So I had it bassakwards huh?

Looking at a Savage Arms MSR 15 Recon. The only ammunition it list is 223 Wylde. Would that seem right that it'd only eat 223 ammunition?
 

Moonpie

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Gunz are icky.
The Wylde chamber allows use of both .223 and 5.56.
Theoretically you’re not supposed to shoot 5.56 in a true .223 chambered gun. There a miniscule difference in external dimensions as well as true mil-spec loaded 5.56 possibilities of over pressures.
It depends on the individual firearm. I’ve seen older .223 sporting guns fire 5.56 with no issues. One major issue on the is old .223’s are rifled real slow. 1-12 usually and they are horribly inaccurate with the heavier 5.56 bullets. You have to stick with the lighter bullets. Say 45-55grns for any kind of accuracy.
 

Moonpie

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At typical SD distances a free float handguard superfluous.

Where is makes a difference is long range or with the classic military sling wrapped around the arm thing.
 

grumper

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How important is a free floating hand guard relative to accuracy?
Mostly helps when you hang a bunch of crap on the gun that all add weight or stress on the barrel: lights, lasers, bipods, grenade launchers, slings, etc...

If the doodad you are mounting is a sighting device you'll probably want it on a FF rail because the drop-in rails can shift/rotate slightly.
 

Sam7sf

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Let’s see how tempted he is load his rail with useless stuff.
 
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