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    HORNADY 17 HORNET

    Well late this afternoon mainfright call in with another load of gear(GOODIES) for us again and at long last its here the 17 hornet ammo and the reamer should be here tuesday to chamber the barrel. Any way some photos for you to look at

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    Hornady 17 Hornet Ammo

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    Left 22LR 17HMR 17 HORNET 22 HORNET

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    17 Hornet round in Ruger mag

    I am looking forward to this project and to see how it will go, will keep you all posted as it comes along

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    Cool bet that will vaporise the bunnys
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    My first rifle that I learn't to shoot was a marlin 917 HMR and if thats anything to go by then your 17 hornet should be a dream,the only downside to 17 cal's is their very low BC and tendancy to be flung left right and centre with the slightest amount of breeze, what ranges are you intending to use it at?

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    For the amount of rabbits i have shot now with the 17HMR i dont think the wind affects the bullet that much. I am hoping to be able to shoot 250-300 meters if all gose well
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    I assume the 17 Hornet is a 17 Ackley hornet? If so it will save me a lot of messing about

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    I am not sure on 17 Ackley hornet if they are the same or not chect on the hornady web site and see what you thing they have got a bit of a run down on their and i havent got a 17 Ackley hornet case to see the differecents is.
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    The 17HMR is good for out to 200m ive found (even that's a bit iffy). The hornet is going to be amazing. Plus it shouldn't be that loud with a suppressor. that'll make one mean bunny gun.

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    It will be one mean rabbit and hare gun if you ask me and should be cheap to run as well i have done some rough working out and should be a bit cheaper to run than the 17HMR if you are loading ammo for it and shop around and you should get appox 550 rounds out of a pound of powder i am looking forward to it .
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    see with the HMR 120 is my max, any past that and then I bring out the AR, super cheap ammo available anywhere in the country in bulk,effective, universally accepted as one of the most versatile rounds in history, a reloaders dream,reasonably high BC's and in a variety of bullet constructions/types. that is also part of my question bearing those factors in mind why not go for a .223?or a 204?or a .22-250?or a 243 with a fast twist optimised for the lighter weight varminting bullets?
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    i have a Sako 75 in 223 a Bushmaster XM15 with 24" barrel a Sako Vixen in 20 VTT Ruger 17HMR and 2 x22lr as well. All i am after is something that is a bit different to every one else we prolbey shoot 750 to a 1000 rabbits a month and this hornet should be good fun to use
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    I wonder what they will be like to reload. With the new shoulder they shouldnt be to bad. I am still set on a K hornet but impressed with the couple of .17's I have played with, apart from their performance in any wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45SOUTH View Post
    i have a Sako 75 in 223 a Bushmaster XM15 with 24" barrel a Sako Vixen in 20 VTT Ruger 17HMR and 2 x22lr as well. All i am after is something that is a bit different to every one else we prolbey shoot 750 to a 1000 rabbits a month and this hornet should be good fun to use
    Sako's and an AR, yep your definetly a smart person on those grounds alone and hell any excuse to justify a new rifle aye!!

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    No not a smart person just mad keen shooter and hunter!!!
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    ok well that works as well...... one thing a teacher of whom I held and do hold the utmost respect from said" James follow your passion, if you want a new rifle don't justify the expense just buy it because you enjoy hunting and shooting" this is the teacher whose sons hold sika records on bow and one of them is free diver! talk about positive influences aye!

    I'm just about to start paying off my next AR project, a 20" schmeisser for service rifle. Can't beat German engineering aye!

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    Ackley, Have a look at Saubier.com. You will find extensive discussions re 17AH and 17Hornet. Consensus seems to be that 17AH and 17Hornet are not interchangeable.

 

 

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