That still didn't answer my question. Even other brands of .223 shells might say ".223 Rem" on them and I heard from a gunshop that Rem meant Remingto
There's something significant about the Rem designation. I'd just like to know what. When my rifle wouldn't fire one brand a gunshop owner told me well it might shoot Remington. Did he mean Remington .223 or any Brand that had ".223 Rem" listed on the box. It's very confusing. Luckily he took the rifle back and I'm in the market for a new one, that's why I came to this site.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
on Savage Axis Rifle, .223 Rem
The brand of shell will not make a difference as to whether or not it will work in the rifle. What will matter is the quality of the shell. Some manufacturers will make a very high quality shell that will cost a little more and use a better burning powder that won't cause problems with the gun. Other will do the opposite. Remington, as you mentioned, is a better quality shell and powder. This is probably why the gunshop said it may work better in your gun.
That is just the name of the cartridge. The rifle will shoot any brand of ammo chambered in .223 Rem. That said, some rifles prefer certain brands of ammo over others. Try a couple different brands to find the one most accurate for your specific rifle.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
I'll try to answer this if I can. The ".223 Remington" designation describes both the caliber (.223) and the cartridge size and shape (Remington). Many ammo manufacturers make cartridges that conform to that specification and all should work in any rifle chambered for that ammo. Do not let anyone tell you that 5.56 NATO is the same as .223 Remington. The 5.56 round is a higher pressure load and should not be used in a rifle that is built for .223 ammo even though it will fit in the chamber - you could damage your rifle and your face. You can shoot .223 in a rifle built for 5.56 but not the other way around.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Well .223 Remington is the caliber designation. 5.56 x 45mm is the NATO nomenclature. Same external dimensions.
What do you mean by it wouldn't fire them? Pull the trigger and nothing happened? That sounds really odd. I have had a few semi-autos that didn't like foreign steel-shelled ammo. They still went "bang," though. Just didn't function reliably.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago