17 Remington Fireball

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mrb1982, May 7, 2011.

  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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    Just curious if guys are shooting this round and what they think of it? Seems like it could be a good gun for messing around and maybe varminting.
     
  2. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    It had some popularity a while back but kind of died down as the years progressed and other calibers became more popular. It is a fair round for Varmint.

    You will not be able to buy ammo for it at Wal-Mart as far as I have seen. But you should be able to get ammo for it at a good gun shop where they sell a wide verity of ammo.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The 17 fireball is a wildcat gone main stream on us. The very popular 17Mk IV was a necked down version of the 221 Fireball. I don't have any sub-calibers yet but I will have a 17 cal one day. The 17 fireball was adopted by remington in 2007. The original wildcat has been around since 1962 with a strong following in the sub-caliber group of varmint hunters.

    They make great varmint round.

    Sub-caliber is any caliber smaller than .224".
     
  4. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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    Seems like one of those calibers that someday will only really be able to be found if you reload, like some of the other "novelty" calibers in the past I suppose. I only call them novelty calibers because they never really caught on.