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Galil Caliber?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jrc99, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. jrc99

    jrc99 Fairview, OR Member

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    So I know that an AK47 Galil that I found at J&G Sales is a .223 cal. Question does that mean I can't use 5.56? :huh:
     
  2. Floyd91

    Floyd91 Eugene Member

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    Generally yes.
     
  3. jrc99

    jrc99 Fairview, OR Member

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    I kinda figured. But I do find it easier to purchase .223 ammo anyway. :thumbup:
     
  4. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    That Galil is derived from military arms and is very likely chambered in Nato spec 5.56. The vendor probably just misnamed it as .223, not remembering that there is a difference. I find lots of oversight errors on gun vendor websites---no knowledgeable editors...................elsullo
     
  5. jrc99

    jrc99 Fairview, OR Member

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    See that the thing that I figured that the NATO Spec 5.56 would have the same circumference in the casing as the NATO 5.56?

    I'm plannig on getting one when I get my tax refund and I'm going to look for it at the Gun & Knife Show at the Expo and talk with the peeps I'll buy from about that.
     
  6. Floyd91

    Floyd91 Eugene Member

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    The barons den in eugene has one in stock right now. Better buy it before I change my mind and go back and get it. :laugh:
     
  7. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    If the gun was built with an original military barrel, it will be 5.56.

    If it was built with a new commercial barrel, it is more than likely .223.