Special: 15% OFF 4th of July Sale

We are running a sale through the end of day on July 4th in commemoration of our Independence of the United States of America here at Tactical Transition! You’ll see some amazing deals posted throughout the site and none of which includes the 15% off.. until you apply the code at checkout. Just enter July15 on the checkout page and you’ll have the 15% discount applied. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

Valid til: July 9th, 2019

Code: July15

6.5 Creedmoor VS .308 Cal

There are alot of people moving into the 6.5 Creedmoor category, moving out of the .308 game. The 6.5 Creedmoor uses skinnier, lighter bullets and its faster downrange than a .308.

However, the 6.5 Creedmoor is very popular as a great selection for medium to long range (500-1000 yards) shooting. Which is why the military has added this caliber   into some of their rifles for long range targets shooting.
Ballistics speaking, the skinny 6.5mm bullets perform exceptionally well, very closely matching the ballistic profile of a 300 Winchester Magnum, but with much less recoil and cost.

It’s possible that the popularity shift to the 6.5 Creedmoor, is the better ballistic cartridge than .308 Cal due to performance consistency. The .308 was designed in 1952 for a semi-automatic military rifle, while the 6.5 Creedmoor was designed in 2007 for better long range target performance in a bolt action rifle. Which now has evolved into the AR platform of weapons

Cerakote Finishing vs Anodized Finishes

There are many colors and finishes to choose from, when building and accessorizing a custom AR15. With over 13 different colors to choose from, 9 cerakote colors and 4 anodize colors, a lot of customers do not know where to start. First determine what colors you like, then choosing anodize or cerakote will help you narrow it down.

Cerakote finishing is a paint , that is sprayed then baked on. By baking it, it does allow the paint to become hardened, which makes is somewhat scratch resistant. It will hold up over time with normal wear and tear. However, it can be scratched or scraped, so hard use will show if the rifle is dropped or damaged. The paint has to be applied evenly, but the finished product is usually very smooth.

Anodize Finishing is a chemical finishing, that is embedded in the material. A standard AR15 rifle is a anodized black finish. So now instead of black, you can get that same factory finish in a variety of colors such as green, purple, blue, and red. Benefits of this finish is that it will withhold against cleaning chemicals well, and there will not be any possible scratching , paint run marks, or chipping. Sometimes the anodize colors will vary on each part, depending on the type or grade of aluminum that is being used. That is the only possible downside.

.223 Remington vs 5.56 NATO (5.56 x 45mm)

We have alot of customers that ask us what is the difference between the .223 Remington caliber and the 5.56 Nato caliber. They are concerned about which ammo to buy and which they can shoot safely in their rifle. We are going to explain the difference.
The common mistake people make is that they think the two are the same.  5.56 Nato and .223 Rem are in the same family, but still different. This can be a problem and lead to a dangerous situation. The case dimensions are the same, but there are enough other differences that make the two not completely interchangeable.
One big difference is pressure. Another big difference is length. 5.56 Nato , or 5.56 x 45, is slightly larger than a .223 Remington.

Customers ask what is safe? It is safe to shoot .223 Remington cartridges in any safe gun chambered for 5.56×45 mm. But also, it is not recommended and it is not safe to shoot 5.56×45 mm cartridges in a firearm chambered for .223 Rem.

When shooting .223 Rem. cartridges in a firearm chambered for 5.56×45 mm, it’s likely the shooter will lose accuracy and muzzle velocity.

What does this mean to you? If you have an AR-15 rifle chambered in 5.56×45 mm, you can shoot either .223 Remington or 5.56×45 mm safely. If your barrel’s twist rate is 1:7″ you should use bullets weighing 60 grains or heavier. If you have any rifle with a 1:12″ barrel twist you should use bullets of 60 grains or less for best accuracy. If you have a .223 Rem. rifle of any type, it is not recommended and not safe to use 5.56×45 mm ammo.