This is a discussion on Better defensive ammo: .223 JHP or 5.56 NATO green tip? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Some think it "doesn't matter", but there are actually subtle differences in .223 cal and 5.56mm NATO---they ARE NOT one in the same, but so ...
Some think it "doesn't matter", but there are actually subtle differences in .223 cal and 5.56mm NATO---they ARE NOT one in the same, but so many use them interchangeably. As such, the answer to this poll depends on the weapon used to fire the round. I've never seen a rifle marked as chambered for ".223 or 5.56 NATO", nor will you see factory ammunition marked as both. It's one or the other.
Won't type it all here, but it's worth a read, if for no other reason to know the trivia so many don't know.
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i shoot Hornady TAP ballistic tip in 75 gr.. twist rate pretty much determins how big a bullet your gun can spin consistantly. to me, balistic tip is the way to go for home defense...but im no expert.........virg