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Old 12-06-2006, 12:34 PM
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Re: .221 fireball

Performance is pretty much like a .222 Rem, right? If so, then I would love the 221 FB as well.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:54 PM
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Re: .221 fireball

It's a 222 w/about 2/10th's of an inch wacked off and a few thousands more girth below the shoulder.
A guy at saubier small caliber news had 8000 rounds down the barrel and going strong.
Remington has a 17 cal version -17-221fb- on the way basically a 17 mach iv that's now a factory cartridge.= 20gr v-max @ 4000+fps w/21-22gr of powder.
I knocked the biggest crow i ever seen [looked like a buzzard] off a fencepost at 270-280 yds in wyoming w/the little fireball.
I payed $450 for the little cz and wouldn't take $750 for it!!!
Also i mentioned .5-.6" size groups -that doesn't sound too great but in the conditions i was testing in it was a keeper [horizontal stringing].It's shot several true bughole groups -5 shots at .231" is one i see in my notes.
I'd have to dwell on it for a long time to chose 1 and only 1 cartridge for varminting but the 221 fb might very well be my choice!
Get one you'all will love it!------Mike
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:31 AM
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Re: .221 fireball


Your right on about the 221 FB. The new 17 cal from Remington will be very interesting as well.

That "crow" you popped in Wyoming was a "Raven" and yes they get very large!!! They are all over in the Rocky Mountain states and Canada. Many states protect them from being shot, not sure about Wyoming though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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Old 12-07-2006, 07:41 PM
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Re: .221 fireball

Kirby ,

He was damaging crops by sitting on that fencepost ----->the crops weren't able to get the proper sunlight due to the "blackbirds" shadow [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]!!!

Come to think of it i was in way-way north wyoming-- -edge of canada pretty much--that's the truth [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:56 PM
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Re: .221 fireball

I have a 22" heavy pipe for my encore, shoots like a dream rips up critters just like the .223 out to 250 yards. I highly recommend it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:16 AM
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Re: .221 fireball

If you like the Fireball, try the .20 VarTarg. It is nothing more than a .221 Fireball necked down to a .20, using only one die. Very simple. Check out Todd Kindler's website or the 6mmBR site for more info.
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