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
AIPAC for president !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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.