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I swapped out a scope on my 221 fireball and needed to get it zeroed in. I also hadn't shot my 260ai in a while so I loaded up some rounds to test with 4831sc and RL22. I had shot both these loads before I just wanted to see which looked better. I also took my 6br to shoot too.

Well along with the temp being a little hot apparently RL22 is really temp sensitive. And for some reason I had a new 221fb case seperate.

Knocked the primer clean out of the 260ai and stuck the ejector. Luckily the 221 case fell out when I tipped it up.
The fireball shot well and I wish I had a lightweight rifle chambered in it because it's just fun!
Walking to the 300yrd line 3 different times just sucked in the heat!
 

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Shane, be sure to load your prairie dog ammo at least a grain lighter than you are used to shooting.
I know an old man who had to put his ammo in a bucket of ice once upon a time in Colorado. Come to think of it 4 or 5 times! The Alliant powders are all touchy about temps. Or. Take a big hammer to beat the bolt open....
 

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Prairie dog ammo is all loaded and boxed up ready to put in the truck! I did load all of it on the lighter side to be safe and all but the fireball is Hodgden powder. But I'll pack a hammer just in case!

Of coarse the bolt opened right up on that round. Casehead still measured .473 but the pocket was blown out to .218". Don't think it'll hold a primer.:D
 

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P dog ammo

We take two coolers p doggin'. One full of water, one full of ammo. Keep the ammo cooler closed and in the shadow of the truck. Besides keeping the ammo out of the heat, it's a handy container.
 

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Shane, I just found a NIB CZ 527 in 221 FB. When gander was going out of business, I played the waiting game. it was a unusual caliber for around these parts so I figured I could hold out a bit. it finally got to $525 and I couldn't stand it / risk it. It shoots very well with factory Nosler 40 grain that I bought for accumulating brass.
 

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Shane, I just found a NIB CZ 527 in 221 FB. When gander was going out of business, I played the waiting game. it was a unusual caliber for around these parts so I figured I could hold out a bit. it finally got to $525 and I couldn't stand it / risk it. It shoots very well with factory Nosler 40 grain that I bought for accumulating brass.
That would be the ticket right there! Mine is on a Savage action with a single shot adapter and a 24" 1.250" straight barrel....recoil is nothing....carrying it is a different story. I'll likely buy a 221FB reamer so I can do another barrel,just a little bit more carry friendly.
 
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