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.223 5.56 difference NRA

This NRA Article Describes the Difference Between 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington

If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington, well, this article gives a good account of the differences.

Bottom line is, if you’ve a .223 rifle, do not fire 5.56mm from it.  If you’ve a 5.56mm rifle, you’re OK (but may see some inaccuracy due to the added “slop”, the slop being an allowance to ensure the firearm will fire when dirty/grimy).

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.223 5.56mm Bushmaster carbine CM15 long gun M4 rifle

Looking for a good home defense long gun?

Looking for a good home defense long gun?  Some people swear by shotguns but a carbine can also be a good option.  Specifically an AR-15 variant (M4).

I was looking at a CETME-type gun earlier in the year, but I didn’t want to worry about quality and those aren’t exactly light guns (they’re certainly not carbines, either).  What I’m looking for is something like this:

Bushmaster CM15

You can get an instant quote at that site and the quote is going to depend on your location, meaning the price is going to vary between locations.  I can get that gun for between $530 and $640.  That’s for a 5.56mm/.223 long gun!  With a Red Dot sight.

More stats:

I don’t think I’ll be able to get this before the sale date ends (11/30).  I can always wait until the next sale.