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Offline John Andrews

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.17 Fireball
« on: April 07, 2008, 08:57:35 AM »
Anyone handled or fired the new zipper on the block, the .17 Fireball? It's making some real impressions on the market and in the shooting world.
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Re: .17 Fireball
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 11:50:18 AM »
well, now you got me courious. I did a search and read a bit. At first I didn't see where it offered much that wasn't already tere. The 204 and 17 Rem spec'd better in the energy and trajectory catagories. Then I thought , all the pics I seen of 204, they all use rounded nose bullets, I suppose for lever gun magazines. The spire point might give it an accuracy edge. Then I read how the 17 Rem was prone to barrel fouling due to powder charge and the Fireball uses less powder to hopefully illiminate this problem. It seems the factory intent was to make it more fur friendly than similar offerings and they just might be on the right track. The fact it is reloadable is a big plus in my book. Time will tell if this one will fly or die.
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Re: .17 Fireball
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 12:02:50 PM »
What's the difference between the .17 Remington Fireball and the .17 Remington? ???  Other than one came out in 2007 and one came out 30 years ago.  The ballistics on the two look almost identical.

http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ammunition/the_17_remington/

http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/centerfire/17_Remington_Fireball.asp
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Re: .17 Fireball
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 12:27:10 PM »
physically, shorter case and different shoulder angle, allowing it to achive nearly the same velosity as the 17 remington with less powder while hopefully illiminating the fouling problems caused by the larger powder charge of the 17 Remington.
 At least thats what I get from the various articles I found.
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