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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.
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.