Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Stager BLK Cooee


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
Like Tree43Likes

Thread: VIDEO: 'Smashing' Spring Rabbits with the 17 Hornet

  1. #1
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    3,831

    VIDEO: 'Smashing' Spring Rabbits with the 17 Hornet

    I took the CZ 527 in 17 Hornet out for a quiet little wander around the apple orchard late on Saturday arvo, man I love this rifle/cartridge!

    Since getting a Pard NV008 I've been doing much more shooting at night of late and using the 17hmr so I don't have to worry about losing Hornet brass. But i forgot just how much I enjoy wandering around in the late arvo sun (much more enjoyable than the cold nights of winter using the Nightvision).

    Here are a few shots that I filmed.

    Brian, gadgetman, Ryan and 17 others like this.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Jafa land
    Posts
    4,865
    interesting how they just sit there after you vibe checked their buddy right next to them.
    GWH and Ryan like this.

  3. #3
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    3,831
    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    interesting how they just sit there after you vibe checked their buddy right next to them.
    Yeah its bizare eh, i wonder if they think if they dont move they wont be seen?
    Russian 22. and Cordite like this.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Jafa land
    Posts
    4,865
    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Yeah its bizare eh, i wonder if they think if they dont move they wont be seen?
    probably. Hell some people just freeze up when shit goes down even tho they know it is stupid.
    GWH and Cordite like this.

  5. #5
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    17,447
    Excellent!!

    Good work nailing those little spring bunnies.
    GWH likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  6. #6
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    3,831
    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    on the video sound the hornet seems pretty quiet for such a high velocity. does the bullet not pass through much as the other ones sitting right beside the shot one seem unfazed and the one that was directly behind didnt seem to get hit with any fragments . nice place to shoot with all those nice rows and reasonable short grass.
    Yeah the projectile blows up when it hits anything, even a blade of grass, which makes it very safe in these flat properties.

    Yeah i enjoy shooting that property, the rows present challenges thou, rabbits often are only one or two hops from dissappearing into the next row, meaning i need to reposition myself.
    berg243 likes this.

  7. #7
    Member 300CALMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    NZISTAN
    Posts
    4,643
    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    probably. Hell some people just freeze up when shit goes down even tho they know it is stupid.
    Actually I think it's pretty common. Even with training some soldiers still do it.

  8. #8
    Member 300CALMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    NZISTAN
    Posts
    4,643
    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Yeah the projectile blows up when it hits anything, even a blade of grass, which makes it very safe in these flat properties.

    Yeah i enjoy shooting that property, the rows present challenges thou, rabbits often are only one or two hops from dissappearing into the next row, meaning i need to reposition myself.
    I will use the 17hmr in some of the more built up places I shoot any day over a 22LR. I have never had a ricochet from a 17, lots from 22. Although 17HMR has a lot more muzzle energy the little pill has a low BC and little weight so it will fall out of the sky if you were to do the unthinkable and fire your rifle at a point above the horizon.

    I so want a 17 Hornet, unfortunately Savage tell me they have no plans for a left handed mod 25. It seems left handed CZs in 17hornet are rocking horse shit.
    GWH likes this.

  9. #9
    Valued Member 7mm Rem Mag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Gone Bush
    Posts
    716
    Good shooting well done
    GWH likes this.
    When hunting think safety first

  10. #10
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    3,831
    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    I will use the 17hmr in some of the more built up places I shoot any day over a 22LR. I have never had a ricochet from a 17, lots from 22. Although 17HMR has a lot more muzzle energy the little pill has a low BC and little weight so it will fall out of the sky if you were to do the unthinkable and fire your rifle at a point above the horizon.

    I so want a 17 Hornet, unfortunately Savage tell me they have no plans for a left handed mod 25. It seems left handed CZs in 17hornet are rocking horse shit.
    Yes, this is the main reason i use 17 hmr and 17 Hornet, some of the properties i shoot are smaller, all flat, and some have lots of huge plastic water tanks full of fertigation mixes, if i was to get a ricochet from a 22lr (which happens all the time) and put a hole thru one of these tanks i wouldnt be very popular. Other properties are besides motorways and i need to know that the bullet is going to go where i want it and not deflect off and keep going in any random direction.

    The 17's just blow up. I've witnessed a number of times now 17's both hmr and Hornet blowing up on a thin seed stalk of weedy grass sticking up in front of a rabbit, this gives me great confidence that there is zero chance of a ricochet off a stone, ground, tree trunk etc

    The 17 Hornet is a seriously effective tool. Finding a CZ527 in 17 Hornet is hard enough, let alone a lefty. I feel for ya.

  11. #11
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    17,447
    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Actually I think it's pretty common. Even with training some soldiers still do it.
    Yeah, the flight or fight response. Also with supersonic projectiles the sleeping tablet arrives before the sound and they can't figure out where the threat is from so just sit tight trying to be invisible.
    GWH and Cordite like this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  12. #12
    Member chainsaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Silverdale
    Posts
    4,077
    Nice shooting, would have been tempted to take out a few of those ugly blue 2 legged things as well.
    GWH likes this.

  13. #13
    GWH
    GWH is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    3,831
    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Nice shooting, would have been tempted to take out a few of those ugly blue 2 legged things as well.
    Yes, and on some properties that have permits for them i do. These birds are becoming a serious pest problem here in the Hawkes Bay (I assume many other areas too) There are thousands of them all over the area. Honestly, it's about time Fish and Game reclassified them as a pest and allowed un-permitted control of them. On one orchard i shoot rabbits on the pukes have started attacking staff this year, flying at their heads with claws out, I'd not heard of this behaviour before. They cause so many other problems it's just not funny.
    chainsaw likes this.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2021
    Location
    Pukekohe
    Posts
    13
    Great filming, thanks for posting, Im out to my local farm this avo with .22mag
    GWH and Cordite like this.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    3,387
    That's so cool , what a neat caliber the 17 Hornet is. One of those rabbits in the video sort of exploded. I took my 223 and 22K Hornet out on Saturday and shot 34 rabbits great evening wander. The 223 certainly thumps the rabbits a bit harder with several going two ways. Even the K Hornet was messing them up with the 40 gr BT. Love your videos very efficient way to control rabbits.
    GWH likes this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. VIDEO: Head shots Only with the 17 Hornet
    By GWH in forum Varminting and Small Game Hunting
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28-05-2021, 12:55 PM
  2. VIDEO: Mid Winter Rabbit control with the 17 Hornet
    By GWH in forum Varminting and Small Game Hunting
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14-07-2020, 01:11 AM
  3. VIDEO - Rabbit control in the Orchard with the 17 Hornet
    By GWH in forum Varminting and Small Game Hunting
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 21-07-2019, 07:45 PM
  4. Spring Hunt Video
    By burtonator in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-07-2019, 11:47 AM
  5. Video - a spring hunt last year
    By Lentil in forum Photography and Video
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14-07-2016, 09:13 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!