Ending the Debate Once and For All: Get the Facts About the 5.56 and the .223

Lucky Gunner Labs hopes to finally clear up the confusion surrounding the oh-so-troublesome 5.56 NATO and the .223 Remington with an in-depth article that leaves no stone unturned.

What are the differences between the 5.56 and the .223? It may seem like an innocent question, but it grinds gun forums to a halt, leaves self-professed gun experts stuttering, and prompts pages of confusion and misinformation as gun enthusiasts share what they think is true.

Well, we can finally put all of that speculation to an end. Andrew of Lucky Gunner Labs “set aside all of [his] previous knowledge and opinions while several months’ worth of new research and experimentation on the topic was undertaken. In addition, extensive discussions with gunsmiths, ballisticians, and laboratory technicians were conducted.” No speculation, no rumors – just cold, hard facts.

He included this video explaining many of the core differences, but the rest of the post goes into the analysis in much greater detail. You may want to make sure you’ve put aside all distractions before diving into the article, because it gets pretty technical.


If you’re looking for something that reads a bit less like an encyclopedia article, you can check out Andrew’s post on his blog over at Vuurwapen Blog, where he talks about tackling this enormous project.

We don’t know about you, but this article is getting added to our bookmarks. We’ll know exactly what URL to post the next time a confused gun noob brings up this controversial topic.

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