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Old 03-20-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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I'll be honest, I'm not sure where the best place to put this is, but I'm thinking about looking for a rifle chambered in .221fireball.

The way I found out about this round other then on the Internet?
I was at a friends place shooting and he pulled out the XP-100 that's chambered in it. Because its a rifle round I was waiting to pull the trigger and have the gun nearly hit me in the face.....it barely moved and I even hit my target. Sadly there was only one round and that was all.

So here's my question(s) to you guys, I'm unable to find a box around so and was wondering, what's the range of cost per box(20)?

Another question is, do you know of any good rifles chambered for it?
All it would be used for is gophers, coyote and of course, paper punching.

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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Cabelas has ammo for the 221 Fireball,it's around $30 a box.
Most people that shoot this caliber reload their ammo.
Lonyaeger has a 221 Fireball,and if I remember right,it's a Remington 700.He shot several prairie dogs with it last year when we went hunting in Dalhart,Tx.
It was a nice rifle.

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I found prices after, by that was only after taking "pages from Canada" off in the google restrictions. Still haven't found a Canadian retailer yet though.

I most defiantly see why people who shoot this round reload. For some reason I was expecting it to be closer to the cost of a .223 but just a bit more. Still looking for a rifle chambered in it though.

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Price difference? They load thousands of .221 Fireball cartridges. And maybe wait a year, load some more.

.223 is produced in the BILLIONS of rounds. By civilian makers, and (in it's 5.56 version) by half the government arsenals in the world.

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Price difference? They load thousands of .221 Fireball cartridges. And maybe wait a year, load some more.

.223 is produced in the BILLIONS of rounds. By civilian makers, and (in it's 5.56 version) by half the government arsenals in the world.
That I never knew. Well I knew that .223/5.56 was mass produced, but I didn't think that .221 would I been such a hard round to find. I'm almost thinking I'd be better off just sticking to .223 for varmint.
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Kaido, looks like if you are wanting a rifle chambered in that round, you will probably have to look for one used or have one built in this caliber. Remington chambered it in the M700 rifle at one time, but doesn't look like they currently do.

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Kaido, looks like if you are wanting a rifle chambered in that round, you will probably have to look for one used or have one built in this caliber. Remington chambered it in the M700 rifle at one time, but doesn't look like they currently do.
Yeah, that's why I'm giving up on that quest. Just going to stick with the more common calibers that won't cost an arm and leg.
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I would stick with the 223 cuz u can get bulk range ammo then spend the extra buck for quality hunting rounds or the 22-250 witch ain't to bad on ammo price but u get more energy at longer shots then the 223

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Yeah, that's why I'm giving up on that quest. Just going to stick with the more common calibers that won't cost an arm and leg.
as was stated earlier, most of these type of uncommon calibers, people who shoot them, most reload them. my recently acquired rifle, a Ruger M77V in 280 Rem. cost from $30-70 for factory ammo. very reason i will reload ammo for it!
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as was stated earlier, most of these type of uncommon calibers, people who shoot them, most reload them. my recently acquired rifle, a Ruger M77V in 280 Rem. cost from $30-70 for factory ammo. very reason i will reload ammo for it!
Really lol I was going to turn my 110 to a 280 now u just smacked that one out the ballpark for me lol

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