Del-Ton DT Sport Lightweight Carbine......$629

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If it's chambered for 5.56 Nato it will also shoot .223, they are very similar, but not identical. However, chambered for .223 will not ALWAYS shoot NATO 5.56. Depends on the gun.
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From what I understand the difference is in pressure generated by the round. The 5.56 will shoot a .223 but not safe for the other way around, when a chambered for .223 only has a 5.56 nato round fired through it. Odd I was researching this last night for the same question related to a different gun only chambered in .223. From what I read there is a 10 thousand cubic units of pressure difference per round when fired and a chambered .223 firing a 5.56 round can cause damage. The physical difference in the two rounds is the lead on a 5.56 is a bit longer... anyway this is what I gathered. I am a pistol guy who is looking to get into rifles so it was a bit confusing for me too not even sure if this is 100% accurate even.

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I will let you know the end of week if I am still in a position to buy one and check your stock then. I might be buying a house in the next month or two if everything falls into place, if one of the pieces doesn't Ill buy a rifle instead. First world problems...
 
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From what I understand the difference is in pressure generated by the round. The 5.56 will shoot a .223 but not safe for the other way around, when a chambered for .223 only has a 5.56 nato round fired through it. Odd I was researching this last night for the same question related to a different gun only chambered in .223. From what I read there is a 10 thousand cubic units of pressure difference per round when fired and a chambered .223 firing a 5.56 round can cause damage. The physical difference in the two rounds is the lead on a 5.56 is a bit longer... anyway this is what I gathered. I am a pistol guy who is looking to get into rifles so it was a bit confusing for me too not even sure if this is 100% accurate even.

as for the OP:

I will let you know the end of week if I am still in a position to buy one and check your stock then. I might be buying a house in the next month or two if everything falls into place, if one of the pieces doesn't Ill buy a rifle instead. First world problems...
Correct although the leade is different too. The .223 can be longer than the 5.56.
 
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