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    Question 223 wylde???

    223 wylde...anyone have any have any experience? I'm starting my first build and think this might be the way to go. I have no experience with this platform, so any help would be awesome. From what I've read it's just a tighter tolerance 5.56. Does it live up to expectations?

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    I've got three Green Mountian Rifle Barrels with the .223 Wylde chamber. All three are 18" SS but with different twists 1:14, 1:6 and 1:5. All three are also marked for experimental use. These were built to test the market for the feasiblity of those twist. They are make the 1:14 now. It shoots some real tight groups with ammo it likes. That one is on my wifes AR. Still need to test the faster twist with some Mk262 77gr OTMs.


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    Thanks, so it's worth while? Just want to make sure I'm on the right track. The gun "expert" at Gander told me I should stay away from the wylde because it is it's own cartridge. Told me to stick with the 5.56 so I had more ammo options. That didn't match my research, so here I am.

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    That gun "expert" needs to go back to school. There is no .223 Wylde cartridge.

    I'm also working towards a build and considering the Wylde chamber, want to make more of a "precision" gun. All I read tends to say the Wylde chamber gives the best of both worlds, handles the pressure of 5.56 Nato rounds but has the better accuracy that a.223Rem chambering can provide.
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    Thanks, that's what I thought. I am also looking for good long-ish performance, with somewhat affordable ammo. 300 yards and under. My .243wssm does well, but is getting hard to find, and expensive. Besides I want an ar. If I'm building piece by piece, there is no reason to not go with the best I can afford. I'm thinking coyote more than beer can, but still want to be able to practice.

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