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    17wsm and 17 hornet

    Anyone own either of these rifles, would like some comment on the pros and cons, thanks. Currently shooting a 17 hmr
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    is 17wsm ammo available in NZ... if so what prices?

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    17 hornet , fox gun. Dose about 4200. Real mans 17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney View Post
    is 17wsm ammo available in NZ... if so what prices?
    Amos avail I think about $40 per 50
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6MMBR View Post
    17 hornet , fox gun. Dose about 4200. Real mans 17
    Agree but I'd have to reload to make it economical, the wsm isn't far behind
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    I've been watching 17wsm for a while now and so far I'm not at all impressed with accuracy . I would go hornet for the reason you can make your own ammo to suit your liking and give the 17wsm time to sort their shit out and get accurate ammo .
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    Give the 17wsm time to curl up and die more like it, it had big shoes to fill after all the hohar that was made about it, but seems to have underwelmed since its release. Mostly due to ammo not being as cheap or as available as it was touted to be and the Savage Bmag is a bit of a dog.

    The 17HH seems to have taken off prety well though, and with it being available in a CZ, id certainly be leaning towards that and reload.
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    One of the probs with the WSM is the lack of a good rifle in that calibre, choice or Ruger or savage, both seem to be dogs, Im probably going to have to go with the Hornet CZ, even that would not be my first choice of firearm, but they tell me they shoot well. Owned a CZ in 17HMR and sold it real fast and went with the Anshultz which still has that horrible bolt on it, but handles and shoots amazingly well. decisions,decisions, decisions and do I REALLY need it
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    Why not 204 for the ultimate bunny exploder. Can't see the point in stepping up to hornets, you might as well go all the way and get a 204 imo
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    I went .22 then got a hmr, 22 never came out of cabinet after that, I then got a 204 and the hmr never came out of the cabinet... I then got a 338
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    How about .17 Remington?
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    I have strong liking of the .17, had an HMR for many years and always will.I look at the center fires now and then but for my use the advantage of extra distance they give would hardly ever be use full, most of my shooting is inside 175 yds. Any night shooting Id loose 50% of my brass so a rimfire becomes way cheaper and its nice not have scramble around looking for brass to reload for a change. Ill end up with a .17 hornet or more likely a Mark IV one day but only because I want to. In the mean time the .222 gives any extra distance I might need and is more use full overall.
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    Yep Im just looking at noise and convenience. I can get out over 200 but not with the 17HMR
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    17wsm and 17 hornet

    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Yep Im just looking at noise and convenience. I can get out over 200 but not with the 17HMR
    Why no further with the 17hmr?

    I have shot rabbits at 340yrds with a 17HMR

    Use the concentric ammo for the distance work, the other for the closer harvesting

    Everything further just get a 223 in 1-8 twist and suppress it.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    build yourself a nice little 17 fireball, bugger all powder to load, super accurate and easy to get 221 FB cases to neck down.

    some of the pro fox shooters over here are using them and have heard nothing but good tings about it, might have to build one myself?

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