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#1365136 - 09/04/09 03:21 PM AR-15 in .223 WSSM???
Trapper Luke Offline
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Registered: 08/02/09
Posts: 590
Loc: UT
Alright so I know very little bout AR-15's and .223 WSSM for that matter so go easy on me. Im not sure if this gun even exists or not but is there such a gun as a AR-15 chambered in .223 WSSM? If there is how hard would it be to get my hands on one?
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#1365139 - 09/04/09 03:31 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: Trapper Luke]
dtech Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bemidji, MN
Olympic Arms and I both chamber AR-15's in the .223 WSSM. I've got to admit however that they are no where near as popular as the .243 WSSM though. I have build literally hundreds of the .243 WSSM's, and perhaps 5 or 6 of the .223 WSSM uppers.

What do you want to use it for?
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#1365153 - 09/04/09 04:13 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: dtech]
Trapper Luke Offline
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Registered: 08/02/09
Posts: 590
Loc: UT
Was just wanting one for another coyote/varmit rifle.

You couldnt prehaps give me an estimate(sp) on how much one would cost me could ya?

Thanks,
Luke
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#1365170 - 09/04/09 04:44 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: Trapper Luke]
dtech Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
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Loc: Bemidji, MN
No problem. I'll drop you a PM.
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#1365182 - 09/04/09 05:10 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: dtech]
RandyDB Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 739
Loc: Kansas
I would suggest you have Mike build you one in 243 WSSM. I had one in 223 WSSM and the 243 will do everything the 223 does and more.
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#1365188 - 09/04/09 05:23 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: RandyDB]
DoubleCK Offline
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Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 2885
Loc: Sheridan, Wyoming
What kind of ballistics will the 243 WSSM reach in an AR w/20" barrel with say an 87gr. Hornady bullet?

Will a 243 WSSM upper work on my R15 Lower?

What mods have to made to the clips?

Many Thanks
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#1365200 - 09/04/09 05:51 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: DoubleCK]
dtech Offline
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Registered: 12/17/04
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bemidji, MN
I wold not recommend a 20" barrel on the .243 WSSM. The best bang for you buck for shooting the bullet weights that you have mentioned would be a fluted 22" barrel. Depending on what bullet and powder, you will get between 3200 and 3450 FPS out of a 87 grain bullet fired from a 22" barrel.

The WSSM uppers will fit on any standard AR-15 lower receiver with out any modifications. The only receivers I have ever had issues with have been the Colt receivers with sear-blocks.

The magazines are modified in several ways, and I also replace the existing follower with a modified Magpul anti-tilt follower. The feed-lips get opened up a little, the magazine catch slot also gets raised a little. A modified magazine comes with each upper, and extra magazines are always available.
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#1365316 - 09/04/09 09:36 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: dtech]
kirby Offline
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Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 7902
Loc: nowheresville
My AR .243WSSM has been the best coyote rifle I ever owned. I've owned many cals & mfg's of bolt centerfire's over the yrs. I've always shot mfg'd Win 95gr SBT's in her. Excellent wind cutter & thumps coyote hard way out there.
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#1369294 - 09/10/09 11:08 AM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: Trapper Luke]
GregH Offline
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Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 236
Loc: Rome, Ga
Originally Posted By: Trapper Luke
Alright so I know very little bout AR-15's and .223 WSSM for that matter so go easy on me. Im not sure if this gun even exists or not but is there such a gun as a AR-15 chambered in .223 WSSM? If there is how hard would it be to get my hands on one?


Dtech and Oly Arms can also do a 25 WSSM which in my humble opinion is the most versatile of all. With a 75 grain Vmax, the 25 will do probably around 3600 out of the 22 inch barrel and hammer coyotes. With a 100 or 120 grain bullet it will hammer larger prey!
It is somewhat overlooked but still a great round!
Greg Harrison

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#1370747 - 09/12/09 06:39 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: GregH]
Grunter Offline
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Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 2386
Loc: Hudson Valley N.Y.
Mike built me a 243 Wssm and its still my favorite. Lite recoil and very accurate.
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#1372184 - 09/15/09 01:41 AM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: Grunter]
tolson68 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 2
Loc: TX
Can the 243 WSSM be loaded with the 105, 108 and 115 VLD's to mag length?

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#1372252 - 09/15/09 09:23 AM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: tolson68]
mbkmkk Offline
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Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 246
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: tolson68
Can the 243 WSSM be loaded with the 105, 108 and 115 VLD's to mag length?


The 243 WSSM barrels in an AR are typically a 1:10 twist and I am not sure if the barrel will stabilize the larger bullets like the 105, 108, and 115 VLD's.

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#1372333 - 09/15/09 12:18 PM Re: AR-15 in .223 WSSM??? [Re: DoubleCK]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 5692
Loc: S. Texas
My favorite ADC/WT culling rifle is a DTech 243WSSM.

Some comparison ballistics between the .223, 300 WM & 243 WSSM:

243 wssm ballistics

Regards,
hm
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