Introduced by Remington in 1963 in the new XP-100 bolt action pistol, this groundbreaking cartridge set new standards for handgun performance. The Fireball has recently seen a dramatic surge in popularity, due in large part to the efforts of wildcatters working with this versatile case. The 17 Fireball was one of the early offspring, but the diminutive case would eventually be necked down even further, and upwards to the 30 caliber. With such popular numbers as the 20 VarTarg and the 300 Black Out, the .221 Fireball case is more popular today than ever. So it is with satisfaction that we bring traditional Lapua quality to this proven cartridge. Whether used in its original form, or necked into one of the many cases that it serves as a parent for, the Lapua .221 Fireball is a sure winner.