Using commercial .223 cartridges in a 5.56-chambered rifle should work reliably, but generally will not be as accurate as when fired from a .223-chambered gun due to the excessive leade. There always seems to be a lot of confusion over the difference between a .223 and a 5.56 chamber. I often receive questions asking if someone can shove 5.56 ammo into their new AR-15. The quick answer is maybe. Just because a gun has .223/5.56 scribed on the barrel, does not mean it can handle either piece of ammunition equally.
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In light of recent events, have you been pondering your concealed carry choices? It might seem impractical to carry a rifle; however, it is doable. Here are three choices…
Ruger has done something few companies have ever done outside of the AR-15 market by designing and offering the Ruger PC Carbine with out-of-the box functionality with another competing manufacturers magazines, along with Ruger’s own SR-series magazines. The brilliant 10/22-influenced design is everything we could hope for in a inexpensive, reliable, and easily serviceable $650 MSRP rifle.
There is something special about owning a historical firearm. The nostalgia alone makes it worthy, but when the gun also serves another purpose such as self-defense or survival, you really have something special. That is exactly the case with Inland Manufacturing’s new American made Jungle Carbine.
Among the guns I own and feature prominently are Hi Point firearms. Sturdy, heavy, even clunky—all of these have been used in the past to describe Hi Point, but let’s break down why I own Hi Points and you should too.
If you have been dreaming about an SBR, but cannot afford the tax stamp and extra paperwork, we have an alternative—the pistol AR-15. They are worth serious consideration. Here are six reasons why.
The Hi-Point carbine we are discussing retails for less than $300. I was surprised at the low price and by the performance of this firearm. This is a budget or economy firearm. It isn’t a tack driver at 100 yards, but then few firearms firing a pistol caliber cartridge are. The Hi-Point carbine is a credible home defender, a good recreational shooter, and in a pinch, it will do for small game at modest range. Did we mention the price?
Certain Remington Defense products formerly reserved to military units and LE agencies are now available to civilian consumers. The initial Defense offerings are the Remington Gas Piston Carbine R4GP, the R4 Carbine, Modular Sniper Rifles Models PSR and MSR, and the M2010 Sniper Rifle, the U.S. Army’s replacement for the M24.
In 2011, the Shooter’s Log reported from SHOT Show on Kel-Tec’s non-functioning prototype of the .22 Magnum RMR-30. Kel-Tec is announcing the late-2014 release of the carbine with four-position collapsible stock now called the CMR-30. It uses 30-round PMR-30 magazines and has a 50 percent increase in muzzle velocity over the pistol. Fanboys of Kel-Tec and the PMR-30 cannot wait for the release of Kel-Tec’s CMR-30.