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rufusneckbone
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« on: March 17, 2017, 07:00:20 PM »

I am about to acquire an Aug A3 and noticed that on the side with the manufacturer's name it is marked ".223".  With that being the case, I simply want to make 100% sure that I can safely fire 5.56x45mm ammo without damaging the gun or myself.

I had read elsewhere that a lot of times, imports will be marked in that manner and still be able to use 5.56, simply because they have to be in sporting configuration. Then again, you read a lot of stuff on the internet and I figured you all would know for sure.

Thanks for your help, and take care.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 07:18:30 PM »

You can shoot 5.56 and .223 in AUGs and USRs.  This is just a thing they printed on them, don't know why they did it this way. You are good to go!
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Steyr AUG= Austrian combat Legos since 1977.
Why SBR when you can AUG?! - Haven't we been taxed enough already?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 07:42:50 PM »

Very much appreciated. I figured as much, but found precious little even when viewing the owner's manual online. Thanks again, and I am glad I joined this forum. There is a wealth of info here.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:05:51 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:18:05 PM »

Cool. I hadn't had a chance to check that out yet. I was just going off of this.


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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 04:47:01 PM »

I wonder if the AUGs are chambered in .223 Wylde.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 04:57:42 PM »

I work at a small gun store full time and I have noticed a trend towards the .223 wylde in most higher end ARs lately for sure.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 12:10:18 AM »

The AUG chamber is the sloppiest chamber of any gun I own.  My AUG is so loose it technically can't even be stamped .223, since it will close on a .223 No-Go gage, it's that loose.  So yea, it's very very definitely a 5.56 chamber.  Which is the only fat-assed No-Go gage it won't close on!

I called Steyr about it this week, saying geez guys, that's a really loose chamber.  Their response was it's a 5.56 chamber, and they don't even have .223 gages.  

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