Wylde barrel

Discussion in 'AR15' started by JohnT, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. JohnT

    JohnT G&G Newbie

    7
    0
    Would someone explain this barrel to me..223/.556
     
  2. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    17,237
    54
    The .223 Wylde chamber is a little tighter than the 5.56 NATO chamber. It's basically a compromise between the tighter .223 Remington chamber and the looser NATO-spec. chamber. I believe the purpose is to achieve a little more accuracy with rounds loaded to .223 spec., but still be able to safely shoot NATO-spec rounds, which isnt recommended for .223 chambers...It has a bit more leade in the chamber to keep pressures fron Spiking.
     

  3. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

    Hey Moose - there's an interesting discussion going on in the thread about bolt switching regarding headspace and gauges. Might you want to drop in there and give your professional opinion?
     
  4. Palladin8

    Palladin8 G&G Evangelist

    I agree with Moose's post. That is identical to what I have read on the Wylde chambering.