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.221 x 35 Need cartridge info, loading dies

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March 26, 2020, 04:53 PM
indianamoon
.221 x 35 Need cartridge info, loading dies
Dug out one of the older XP's that I have sitting around and find out that it has been re-barreled to .221 x 35. Anybody have any info on that cartridge? Any dies out there? Been wanting another 222RM, this may be a good candidate if nothing else.

Thanx in advance,

Indianamoon
March 30, 2020, 11:15 PM
jsh
Basically a rimmed fireball? There are several out there that were made from 38SW all the way through 357 maximum.


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March 31, 2020, 01:14 PM
indianamoon
The general consensus is that this is a .221 blown out to a 35 degree shoulder. Loaded up 50 rounds last nite and will take them out for fire forming. Hopefully won't split too many. If I do some annealing is in order. Loaded up a dummy round and it chambered and extracted fine.
March 31, 2020, 02:09 PM
Nitemann
Basically a 221 ackley improved then i'm guessing? You may want to seat the bullets out so that they engage the rifling to keep from having a head space issue. Depending on the chamber it may be fine if you have some resistance closing the bolt. If not you may get head separations forming the brass.

2cents

Rick