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    17 Terminator

    I got my 17 Terminator (17-204 Ruger) back from Scott yesterday.



    It has a True-Flite UM barrel, Tikka T3 action, Stug stock, little Sonic .224 suppressor.



    I'm very happy with how it has come together.



    Initial testing has shown it has plenty of grunt, it will happily push the 25 grain Vmax at 4300 fps.

    Here it is next the 40gr Vmax 204 & the 53 Vmax 223.



    Unfortunately the weather has been mud this weekend, 20-30 mph winds don't help, so I haven't finished load development for accuracy & final velocity.
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    Thats one cool little round.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Keen to see some results.

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    very cool, I could say I want one too but my budget is already well and truely blown

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    would certainly make a mess of things, my only worry would be barrel life as being a varminter might get a bit hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    would certainly make a mess of things, my only worry would be barrel life as being a varminter might get a bit hot
    Certainly something that concerned me a little so it will be running on a ball powder, apparently they are easier on barrels ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Initial testing has shown it has plenty of grunt, it will happily push the 25 grain Vmax at 4300 fps.

    This makes the 204 Ruger seem pretty average.
    A quick calc suggests its slightly better than a factory 32vmax 204 for drop and drift (and catches up for energy at about 600 if that matters), and marginally better than the factory 40vmax for drop but a similar amount worse for drift (and way behind for energy).

    So I guess by 'pretty average' you mean 'about the same, but without the hassle'

    I'm sure its fun though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    A quick calc suggests its slightly better than a factory 32vmax 204 for drop and drift (and catches up for energy at about 600 if that matters), and marginally better than the factory 40vmax for drop but a similar amount worse for drift (and way behind for energy).

    So I guess by 'pretty average' you mean 'about the same, but without the hassle'

    I'm sure its fun though!
    Thanks for pointing that out you are quite correct I used the wrong 40grainer in the calc

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    All good! Its not like being similar to a 204 is a bad thing when it comes to exploding cute fluffy little pests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    All good! Its not like being similar to a 204 is a bad thing when it comes to exploding cute fluffy little pests.
    Having "exploded" many bunnies with the 204 & 40s I'm looking forward to comparing the carnage with the 25s

    I'm building a sister 22 Terminator 1-7 twist rifle to shoot the 90 Bergers, they aren't as spectacular but man do they buck the wind right out there

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    any kills for this yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    any kills for this yet?
    Only targets at this stage the weather has been crap

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    when you do take your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    when you do take your camera.
    Took the 6.5 Wsm & the 17 Terminator for a walk last night.

    Weather was pretty good considering, nothing much out & about though.

    Managed to fire a couple of shots, this one was approx 150 away.

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    Very nice but I am not sure where you went cause the evening dog walking was a very wet event!!

 

 

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