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  • David, yes it can. Any 5.56 rifle can also shoot .223, but not the other way around.

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  • Yrs sir, this is an upgraded model over the 8500, it features a free floated barrel (which will improve accuracy) optics ready (low pro gas block, and railed/mocked handguard) B5 systems furniture (instead of milspec) a Ruger Elite 452 2 stage trigger, and Ruger muzzle brake. And yes this will shoot all 223 and 556 i have had 0 failures with mine (i have the 18" barrel, but still very similar rifle)

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  • David, yes Sir it ca. Any rifle with a 5.56 NATO stamped barrel will shoot .223 no issue. Just not the reverse. Cheers and be safe!

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