NRA Shooting Illustrated Magazine Names 17 Remington Fireball® “Ammunition Product of the Year”

Madison, N.C. – The 17 Remington Fireball has received the 2008 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for “Ammunition Product of the Year” from Shooting Illustrated magazine. The NRA Golden Bullseye Awards are an acknowledgement of the finest quality new products available in the shooting sports. These products are evaluated and are voted on by an eight-member committee consisting of editors, art staff and veteran publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the firearms industry.

To qualify for consideration for an NRA Golden Bullseye Award, a product must meet the following criteria:

  • Product recently introduced and widely available to consumers in 2007
  • Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine
  • Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
  • Innovation in design and function
  • Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
  • Styled in a manner befitting the firearm industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts

“It’s fantastic to develop a standout product like the 17 Remington Fireball that offers real performance and value to so many hunters,” said John Chisnall, Director Brand Management & Product Development – Remington Ammunition. “Only Remington can bring out the complete gun-ammunition package, developing these products side by side so it can be done right.”

The 17 Remington Fireball, based on the classic .221 Remington Fireball case, is an extremely well balanced cartridge that provides laser-flat trajectory, with match grade accuracy, all in a compact package that does not require excessive maintenance and won’t burn out barrels. When loaded with Remington’s super accurate 20gr AccuTip-V bullet, the .17 Remington Fireball has a blistering muzzle velocity of 4000fps, rivaling the velocity and trajectory of the legendary 22-250 Remington out to 300 yards. That’s awesome performance from a cartridge that uses 50% less powder and generates a whopping 86% less recoil than the 22-250. You’ll never lose sight of your target when firing the .17 Remington Fireball, even with rifles scoped with today’s high-power optics.

Whether you’re a casual shooter, varmint hunter or extreme predator hunter, Remington offers a complete array of Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles chambered in 17 Remington Fireball; guaranteed to complete the ultimate small-caliber combination