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Does anyone out there have a Hogan AR-15 chambered for both the 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington rounds. I would be curious your experience chambering both of the round. My 14" barrel is stamped with both calibers but every time I chamber or try to chamber the 5.56NATO round it jams ... doesn't fully seat in the chamber ... sticks right there and will not fire in that position. It runs .223Remington all day long without problems. Hogan can't seem to solve it. the guy I spoke to said it 'shouldn't' do that! No crap sherlock! This is a very expensive AR ... original purchase was about $2500 ... I could have 2 AR-15's for that price for the typical gun with furniture. Mine was the bare rifle that I then added a few things to it. Anyway would like to resolve the 5.56NATO ammo issue if anyone has had the experience I have. I'm at the point now that I may take it to a machinist friend of mine to alter the chamber slightly ... haven't done it to this point being afraid it will ruin the barrel completely!

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Yeah mike doing that will definitely cause an issue since the seat pressures on the 5.56 are alot higher than the. 223. What kind of 5.56 ammo are you running through it? Factory, reload, bulk? I know a few guys that will reload the 5.56 casing and have the same issue you are but no problems reloading a .223 casing. Once again different tolerances. And if it's factory ammo, I have had that same issue in a Bushmaster using Wolf or Tula ammo. The .223 would fit the chamber great but the steel casing 5.56 wouldn't chamber all the way. Just some thoughts.


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I wish I could offer some advice, other than send it back to the manufacturer.

One thing I've never understood, is the idea that .223 cal and 5.56 are supposed to be interchangable. ?????

.223 cal is .223" and 5.56mm = .219"

Now some of you may say: Oh, what's four thousandths ??? That's just the width of a hair.

It's also the difference in your firearm functioning properly... :D

Good Luck with that Mike !! :4chsmu1:

Please let us know the solution when you find it... Thanks


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They both take a .224 diameter bullet. Probably the ammo Mike is using is necked crimped wrong or the case was trimmed wrong. Buy a box of good ammo and I bet it works. If it still does not feed right have the head space in the barrel check by a gun smith.

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Head space is what I have believed all along is the problem ... I have tried various name brand 5.56 ammo ... the latest was Federal. Have never tried to cycle reloads through it and wouldn't run a steel casing unless it was the last thing on earth. Hogan says not a problem ... I am going to try then again ... they live in Phoenix so it will be a personal visit from me!

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Customer with concealed carry permit fatally shoots ax-wielding attacker at 7-Eleven

A customer at a 7-Eleven store outside Seattle shot and killed a masked man who attacked a clerk with an ax early Sunday. 

Investigators said the shooting happened at the store in White Center at approximately 5:45 a.m. local time. Witnesses said the man entered the store and swung a hatchet toward the customer before turning his attention to the clerk. 

As the assailant attacked, the customer pulled out a pistol and fired, hitting the suspect. The clerk suffered minor injuries to his stomach and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The customer who shot the suspect is described as a 60-year-old Seattle man who visits the store every morning to get coffee. His name was not immediately released.

Authorities said the man who shot the attacker had a concealed carry permit and likely would not face charges as a result of his action.

"This could have been a lot worse,” King County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cindi West told KCPQ. “The clerk could be the one laying there dead on the floor right now.”

The motive for the assault was not clear. Investigators said the ax-wielding man remained silent throughout the assault. The assailant's identity was not immediately revealed, and authorities described him only as a man in his 40s

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Permitless Open Carry Passes Oklahoma House 73-15

On March 10, the Oklahoma House passed legislation to legalize carrying a handgun openly on one’s hip without a concealed carry permit.

According to The Washington Times, the measure is being referred to as “constitutional open carry” and the vote for passage was 73-15, a landslide victory for abolishing the permit requirement.

The bill is sponsored by Representative Jeff Coody (R-Grandfield), who described the measure as “the ultimate freedom bill regarding open carry.” He said:

It is similar to open carry laws in more than 30 other states and would allow gun owners to exercise their Second Amendment right to carry firearms openly, such is [sic] in a holster, without having to comply with existing state government licensing requirements.

The measure was supported by Representative John Bennett (R-Sallisaw), who stressed that people should not have to get a permission slip from the government to carry a holstered sidearm for self-defense. Bennett said, “It’s our God-given right to defend our self.”

Representative Emily Virgin (D-Norman) opposed the bill. She argued that allowing law-abiding citizens to carry openly without a permit “could increase incidents of domestic violence.”

Constitutional open carry now goes to the Senate for deliberation and a vote.

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