I have a Mini 14 in 223. I have read a little online about it being okay to shoot a 222 round in a 223 rifle but never vice versa. Reaching out to those of you in the know for an opinion.
Are you sure about the shoulder angle? I’ve got them both at 23*........I don’t know of any .22 caliber that carries a shoulder angle heavier than 35*, (K-Hornet)..........The shoulder length (from rim) of the .222 is 1.265" with a shoulder angle of 40º; the shoulder length of the .223 is 1.438 with an angle of 46º.
Really just curious about it more than anything. A couple of suppliers near me never have 223 in stock but do have 222. I haven't purchased any as I have plenty of 223.Why? The .223's, in normal times, should be more available and cheaper the .222. What it could do to the rifle I could only guess, stuck cases, mis-fires, jams, etrc. If it was my rifle, I'd would experiment.
Yes. I was familiar with .223/5.56 but read about .222/.223 and was curious what folks thought.You sure that wasn't .223 and 5.56?
I arrived in time to watch my FIL drive the bolt handle up with a ballpeen hammer.What exactly was the result you saw.
I had no idea the 700 Remington action was that strong ... a 308 round fired in a 25-06 rifle must have generated some hellacious pressure ... I'm impressed ... with the Remington 700 not the act of shooting the wrong ammo in the rifle .I arrived in time to watch my FIL drive the bolt handle up with a ballpeen hammer.
Then it took a rod down the barrel to get it to retract. (more hammer work)
A close look showed a clear bore much to my surprise since only about 2/3 of the case was still there.
The real shocker to me was Remington repairing and returning his 700.
The lesson here is fewer calibers (and beers) on the bench at any one time.