Page 6 of the new Bushmaster '06 catalog explains THEIR stance on the 5.56n
NATO round and the .223...
Theirs are actually chambered for the 5.56 and the .223 can be used in
theirs IF the barrel has the 5.56 designation on the barrel in front of the
It also goes on to say, that if you own OTHER than Bushmaster rifles,
chambered for the .223Rem, you dont use 5.56 ammo in them.
SAAMI does call it unsafe.
If you wear a snorkel, you'll still get an ear infection and end up with
mastoiditis (head infection behind the ears in the empty cavities -- do
you have large empty cavities in your head? I do -- nasty infection
that, but I guess it could be much worse <grn>
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