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223 AI Chambering Issues

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Unread 10-03-2006, 01:20 PM
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Re: 223 AI Chambering Issues

Thanks SD. This was the type of answer I've looking for. I quess I have done a poor job of discribing what my concerns were. Now, I'm kind of sitting on the fence. I like the pros of the AI case but it looks like it also has some negitive sides also. My barrel arrived from Hart this morning and I'm ready to get going, but now I have to decide which way to go with this. LOL!!!!

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Unread 10-05-2006, 09:44 AM
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Re: 223 AI Chambering Issues

I have two different AI cartridges both on Rem 700 actions. One is a 6mm AI and the other is a 223AI both have the same problem feeding from the magazine described above by SDWhirlwind. I have found that if I don't fill the magazine completely the feeding dificulties are reduced, but not eliminated. Both shoot extremely well so I have learned to live with the problem. Accuracy should be very good. I get .28 out of my 223AI.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 08:58 PM
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Re: 223 AI Chambering Issues

Panhandlepr, we talked about this on another forum. Have thought of a way to get around it (correct way is to have the action modified, as I told you). Get one of the inserts from Midway, etc., that fit in your action, over the follower (the piece the cartridge sets on and is pushed up by). You pull the rifle out of the stock and insert this feed ramp thing (forget the name, sorry), and it converts your rifle to a single shot, which gets rid of the feeding problem. Stormrider should do the same thing. As I told you, you MUST have the action modified to feed right, and then it's ruined for any other round. Hope this helps. Hope you not disappointed if you get this AI round made up, though, if you have a chronograph, think you will be, as little or no velocity improvement, and not likely to be more accurate than a standard 223. What rifling twist did you get, that will determine what bullet weight you can use.
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