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Old November 17, 2012, 01:07 AM   #1
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.221 Fireball Rifles ---

Does anyone know what manufacturers are still chambering rifles
for the .221 Fireball round ?

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Old November 17, 2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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Not very many other makers ever even looked at it. Remington made the excellent R-100 Rangemaster in 221, maybe you can find one on the used market.
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Old November 17, 2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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.221 Fireball ---

Hey Scorch,

Thanks for the answer & how's it going out there with you guys ?
I have an extra .22 Hornet barrel from a CZ 527 but I think the
rate of twist is 1 in 16. Not sure if that would work too good
with the .221 Fireball ctg.
I didn't know if they were still being mfg. by CZ or not.
It looks like it might push some of the lighter bullets at about
the same speed as a .222 Rem. with a little less powder and
be pretty accurate also.

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Old November 17, 2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Hi Jim!
Your 22 Hornet probably has a 1:14" twist, it's pretty much standard anymore. I think you could just rechamber it and fix the extractor and be done. Check chamber dimensuons to be sure. You'll probably have to mess with the mag to get it to feed.

You might check with CZ USA to see if it's cheaper to just buy a barrel and mag than get the chamber reamed.
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