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I am wondering if regular .223 STANAG magazines are used with these? The cartridges are not that far off.
Doubt it - the NATO mags are desigend around a cartridge that is .373" in diameter at the head, the 5.45 Russian is .395",but is on;y .04" shorter in LOA. That .021" ain't a lot, but beytween it and the fatter (.387 vss .349") shoulder, I'd predict some feeding problems with at least some magazines - but that is a theoretical sort of a call, no experience with that round at all, much less from an AR platform.
 
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