221 Fireball brass from Nosler

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  1. L461

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    I really do not know where I read this but does any one know if Lapua are doing a run of 221 fireball brass.

    Editor: See comments. There is .221 Fireball from Nosler. None from Lapua.
     
  2. fdshuster

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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    Put the same question to Kevin Thomas on this site. If anyone knows, he does.
     
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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    You may be thinking of Nosler...they apparently have made a run of .221 Fireball according to a post on Saubier.com.
     
  4. th82457

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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    Nosler .221 ammo. uses Remington brass according to a rep. at Nosler.
     
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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    Nosler would be the company. I heard/read that Norma makes Nosler cases. You certainly can form your own Lapua Fireball cases from .222 or .223 cases. I use LC to make .17 Rem FB. I had a .222 that needed a barrel, from prior owner's abuse not wear, and I screwed on a .223 for my son. I have several hundred Lapua cases from that are destined for reforming if I don't relplace it soon, looking at a Sako now. :-[
     
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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    Norma makes most brass for Nosler, but not .221 Fireball according to Nosler. Not enough volume for Norma to tool up.
     
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    Re: Lapua 221 Fireball brass

    It's Nosler & it is currently avilable at Midway, as is the Rem brass. Kevin has said in the past that Lapua has a lot on their plate ahead of any Fireball run. If you want really great Fireball brass, it's fairly easy to make from new LC (when & if it becomes available again), IMI if you can find it or Lapua. Adam Bentley has made quite a bit of 20VT brass & Fireball brass from the LC & it is outstanding.
     
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    NORMA does make a good portion of the NOSLER brass. The belted magnums, and some of the larger cases. Most of the smaller cases are made by Remington, and Winchester.
     
  9. Geeman

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    Acording to the introduction on this site:

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2012/03/nosler-to-release-221-fireball-brass-in-a-month-or-two/

    there is the second paragraph that states:

    "We tried to find out the name of the third-party source without success. However, Nosler did confirm that this brass “is definitely NOT made by Remington“."

    I have a couple hundred pcs of the Nosler brass, and have just necked the first 50 to 20 Vartarg. The level of quality is certainly better than the Remington stuff I had new in the bag. I haven't even fired the first load yet, so much is unknown.

    Weight broke down like this:

    Box #1

    Wt - Pcs
    83.1g - 5
    83.2g - 9
    83.3g - 13
    83.4g - 11
    83.5g - 17
    83.6g - 18
    83.7g - 12
    83.8g - 9
    83.9g - 5
    84.0g - 1


    Box #2

    Wt - Pcs
    83.0g - 1
    83.1g - 6
    83.2g - 4
    83.3g - 7
    83.4g - 11
    83.5g - 19
    83.6g - 21
    83.7g - 16
    83.8g - 8
    83.9g - 6
    84.0g - 1

    Both boxes were from the same lot.

    Greg
     

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