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.221 Remington Fireball VS .223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

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.221 Remington Fireball

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$10.79

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.221 Remington Fireball

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

Height

1.40

1.76

Average FPS

3098

3148

Average Grain

45

57

Average Energy

958

1254

Recoil

0.67

0.80

Ballistic Coefficient

229.50

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Gun Descriptions

.221 Remington Fireball Ammo About The .221 Remington Fireball Ammo, also known as the .221 Fireball, is a centerfire cartridge that was designed and introduced into the markets in 1963 in the United States. The .221 Remington Fireball Ammo was specially created for experimental usage in the single-shot bolt action pistol, the XP 100. The .221 Remington Fireball Ammo has an application as a handgun and as a rifle. It is a popular choice for small predators and varmint hunting while also having decent demand for target shooting. The goal that led to the creation of the .221 Remington Fireball Ammo was to produce a highly accurate pistol cartridge well suited for competitive target shooting. Despite the small size, the .221 Remington Fireball Ammo achieved velocities equal to the .222 Remington Ammo. In 1985, the .221 Remington Fireball Ammo production was canceled, and the bullet faded from the market. The overall length of this bullet is 46.5mm, and the bullet diameter is 5.7mm. The 55-grain variant of this bullet can travel at a velocity of 2,950 feet per second. Manufacturer The .221 Remington Fireball Ammo was designed and manufactured in 1963 by Remington. Uses The .221 Remington Fireball Ammo, due to its precise accuracy, proved to be an excellent choice to hunt small game and varmint. It was also a good shot and was used for target shooting.

About The .223 Remington Ammo is bottlenecked and rimless cartridge, developed in 1957 for the United States Army when the need for a small-caliber cartridge capable of delivering a high velocity arose. Even to this day, the .223 Remington Ammo is considered one of the most popular bullets and is used by various manual action and semiautomatic handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo offers better accuracy in NATO barrel chamberings than the 5.56x45mm Ammo. Even though these two bullets are pretty similar, they require significantly different chambers to be used properly. A longer barrel of the gun typically offers a greater muzzle velocity. When it comes to the .223 Remington Ammo, the muzzle velocity decreases or increases about 25.7 feet per second for an inch on barrel length. The overall length of this bullet is 57mm, and the bullet diameter measures 5.7mm. Velocity offered by the .223 Remington Ammo is 3,750 feet per second while producing an energy level of 959 ft. lbf.  Manufacturer In the year 1962, Remington Arms designed the .223 Remington Ammo, and in the coming year of 1964, Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries developed this bullet.  Uses The .223 Remington Ammo has proven to be the most popular cartridge in its category and is widely used in a manual action, semiautomatic rifles, and even handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo is used for hunting small to medium-sized game and self-defense.  

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