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Offline dan2116

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221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
« on: 08:54 PM, 06/18/09 »
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  • Hello all. I just acquired a Remington 700 BDL in .221 Fireball w/ 24' barrel, roughly measured). I have read threads that lean towards Reloader 7 but it is extremely expensive. I have H335 which is listed in Hodgdens reloading data. Has anyone worked with H335 powder in a .221 rifle? Any other suggestions are welcomed.I am also in the need for a set of reloading dies for .221 Fireball as well, RCBS preferred or?) . Thanks in advance for your help.


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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #1 on: 09:29 PM, 06/18/09 »
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  • Accurate 1680 works extremely well in mine, mostly all with 40 gr. Ballistic Tips. It'll do 3500 in a 23' barrel.

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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #2 on: 09:47 PM, 06/18/09 »
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  • dan: Check your email. Mike. ;)
    OZ never gave nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't already have.


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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #3 on: 04:09 AM, 06/19/09 »
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  • Hi, I've settled with Vhit N130, about 19-1/2 grains behind a Hornady 40g V Max. I did try Vhit N120 but the N130 was more accurate.
    Jerry.,UK)

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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #4 on: 04:48 AM, 06/19/09 »
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  • Mine is a custom Sako with 20'barrel and birds-eye maple stock. It performs best with a 50 gr. Speer TNT over 17.5 gr. H322.

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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #5 on: 08:04 AM, 06/19/09 »
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  • Mine likes Lil'gun and 50 grain TNT's.  Great job on P-dogs and anything else.  Very accurate.


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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #6 on: 09:22 AM, 06/19/09 »
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  • All mine enjoy RL-7... never noticed it cost any more than any other powder would..
    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #7 on: 11:30 AM, 06/19/09 »
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  • I've had luck with 1680 & lil gun but H4227 works the best for me.  I use 15.5 gr. with either a 40 gr. Vmax,3200 fps) or a 36 gr. Varmint Grenade,3500 fps.).  
    My rifle has a 14' twist 22' barrel.


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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #8 on: 11:51 AM, 06/20/09 »
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  • I have 2 .221's. Both Rem 700's -- One a classic & the other a trued 700 action & Pac-nor 24' Rem sporter weight barrel, built by Greg Tannel.   Both shoot the same load into 1/2' or less @ 100- 14.6g Lil Gun & 40 g V maxes, BR-4 primer.  There is a very extensive .221 fb reloading article about 3 issues ago in Varmint Hunter Magazine, super informative.  Enjoy your rifle!  Great to read the loads posted by others, too...
    Bill White
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    221 Fireball powder for Remington 700 rifle
    « Reply #9 on: 02:58 PM, 07/11/09 »
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  • i have built 4 221 rifles, and had one 700 classic, my current 40x, 22' hart bbl. shoots 50 sierra blitz at 2950 with 19.2gr 2015, and 17.5gr H4198

    great cal for PD out to 300, they explode

    bheadboy


     

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