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5.56mm caliber, also known by .223 caliber is the size of standard rifle ammunition for NATO forces. 5.56mm amunition was introduced for use in the American M16 rifle in the 1960s. It was used as an alternative to the previous NATO standard ammunition size, 7.62mm caliber.

Weapons using 5.56mm ammunition include

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Last edited October 6, 2001 7:44 pm by BlckKnght (diff)