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Contender in 221 Fireball

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by shortmag, May 31, 2010.

  1. shortmag

    shortmag New Member

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    I am thinking of getting a new barrel for my old contender pistol. I really like the 221 Remington Fireball chambering. I also noticed you can no longer get this chambering from T/C or other retailers like Midway. I am curious if anyone has any experience with any of the T/C custom barrel makers and/or shooting the 221 in the Contender pistol.
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    i had the 221 fireball in my xp 100 and i did not care for it.brass somewhat hard to come by etc so i rechambered it for 223 old semperfi
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    Semperfi ... What was it you did not like about your XP 100? Was it the gun or the cartridge? I noticed you can get 221 brass now no problem. How did the 223 work out?
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    old semperfi Active Member

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    i still have the xp,re the rechambering i can buy 223 ammo a lot cheaper than 221 and find it anywhere.i also like the performance i get from the 223 round.i can go to the range take my ar,a tactical 223 bolt gun and the xp and all shoot the same ammo. old semperfi
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