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221 Fireball

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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:18 PM
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Re: 221 Fireball

One more question,
At what point in the process are you annealing?

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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:39 PM
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Re: 221 Fireball

I anneal before I run it through the sizer for the first time. It is the very first step in the process.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 08:48 PM
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Re: 221 Fireball

I have two .221FBs that are to be used for prairie dogs. Am experimenting with 32gr, 39gr, and 40gr pills. I can get >3000fps out of the 10.5" barrelled XP100, and >3500fps out of the 24" barreled rifle using L'il Gun. The pistol is noisy, but the rifle is pretty quiet.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 10:58 AM
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Re: 221 Fireball

I have some 221 factory ammo. But no Rifle.
If anyone is interested in some 221 fireball ammo email or pm me.
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