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17 fireball #8512151 01/24/22 05:41 PM
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Looking at getting one of these for a couple reasons
1 is being its easy on fur and 2 is the reloading components
Are cheap and available, any taught ideas on this cal?
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Fun little round with emphasis on little. I do like the 17 Remington for up to coyote size critters out to 300 yards.

The Fireball is in-between the 17 Hornet and 17 Remington. Both those are effective on varmints so figure the Fireball will be as well


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Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8512526 01/24/22 11:40 PM
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I was less than pleased with anything in the flat open country less than a 22 cal. Wind pushed them around bad in my experience.


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Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8512825 01/25/22 03:10 AM
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Ok cool if someone can point in the right direction as to where I can find one I'd appreciate it
Seem hard to find as not many are and where made thx

Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8515313 01/27/22 08:53 PM
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Still looking

Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8515322 01/27/22 09:04 PM
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Good luck, I finally ordered a Mach IV barrel from Pac-Nor 8 months ago and still waiting on it.


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Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8515332 01/27/22 09:10 PM
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Literally sold my last one a Model Seven last week. Also sold my LVSF 17 Remington


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Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8515358 01/27/22 09:57 PM
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Had a 700 BDL in 17 Rem long ago, and loved shooting it for all sorts of varmint hunting. Amazing on big fat prairie dogs and rock chucks. Never should have gotten rid of it.

When Big Green first came out with the Fireball in 2007-08, I got a yearning for one so got a 700 SPS Varmint in 17 Fireball and it was an absolute blast to shoot fur with. The heavy 26" barrel was rock steady and recoil was so light that you could watch coyotes and bobcats literally die in mid-step!! They produced a ton of ammo for it, and cheaper than dirt to boot, so I bought 600-700 rounds. Only shot fur with it so lasted a long time. Nowadays, ammo is difficult to find and my big fat fingers don't reload those little 20 grain bullets well. If it were me, I would go with the 17 Rem again, and you can make cases out of the 223 which is plentiful now. 17 and 221 Fireball cases are hard to come by and expensive when you do find them. Loaded factory rounds are up around $3 now, I bet.

Good luck on your search, you'll love the little bugger!!!

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You can make the 221 and 17 Fireball cases from 223 brass but it is a pain.

I think you can make both from the 300 BO and make it a little easier since the BO and Whisper are basically the same case and the Whisper is a 221 Fireball necked up to .308 inches.


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Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8515691 01/28/22 01:38 PM
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Wouldnt mind finding a remmy lvsf in a fireball
I have brass and some ammo so im good there

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Sent you a pm.

Re: 17 fireball [Re: 20lapua] #8517095 01/30/22 03:40 AM
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Still looking, preferably for a stainless fluted model

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