Anyone load for the .221 fireball improved?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by goodgrouper, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    What velocities and accuracy have you been getting?

    I think this would be a sweet 400 yard chuck rifle. Probably my next build.
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've had several 300yd+ kills with my .221 (non AI). A little extra velocity from the AI configuration should get you to 400yds.

    I prefer the 40gr B-Tip with LilGun @ 3,600ft/sec.

    It is a calm weather rig. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    VH
     

  3. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    I've had several 300yd+ kills with my .221 (non AI). A little extra velocity from the AI configuration should get you to 400yds.

    I prefer the 40gr B-Tip with LilGun @ 3,600ft/sec.

    It is a calm weather rig. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    VH

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    I prefer the 40gr B-Tip at 3600fps as well,but I can barely get that out of my .222 let alone a fireball are you using a 36" barrel or a shooters Chrony to get that vel.?
     
  4. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! It might even go farther. I have seen a .22 hornet hit a 9" gong every shot on a calm day, and the fireball improved would be quite a bit faster. Would be fun.