Post by Ridgerunner on Jul 28, 2003 9:17:13 GMT -5
I have a NEF to, but in .22 Hornet. I had the option of either caliber and gave the .22 the nod. The main reason I gave the Hornet the nod mainly was the Hornet can be reloaded and have heard bad things about the 17's. I hand load the Hornet with 13.0 grains LIL'gun and 40-grain blitz-king bullets. The muzzle velocity is just under 3,000 fps. It is my opinion the Hornet is a lot more gun than the 17HMR.
Post by Ridgerunner on Jul 28, 2003 12:53:26 GMT -5
model99er, I sure do. I have been reloading ammo for myself and friends for years now. This new powder which Hodgdon came out with called "LIL gun" is one of the best around for the Hornet. I'm getting around 3,000 fps with the 40-grain Blitz-King bullet and this is out of a 22-inch barrel!
The Hornet I have is one of the new NEF with a 22 inch barrel called the superlight. It has the "black plastic" stock and can be had in the .22 Hornet and .223 in the same size gun-they both look alike.
As for the .17HMR, there is something which don't "agree with me" about shooting a 17 grain bullet no matter how fast it is started. Looks like trying to throw a hand-full of feathers. ;D I wish they would have brought back a classic, the 5 MM Rem Mag. The .17 is not my idea of a all around small game gun, and I have heard of the bullets from a .17 Remington being stopped by the feathers on a turkey. I don't know if this is true or not, but have shot the .17 Remington and if there is any wind at all you just might as well go home.
Post by outdoorsman260 on Aug 1, 2003 23:22:54 GMT -5
I shot a 17 in a Savage tonight. It had a synthedic stock and a heavy barrel. The Savage itself was a sweet gun, with the exception of the clip. A goofy set up and it's loose when it's in there. It feeds fine, however. The trigger pull was lighter than I was expecting (a good thing), and it looked sharp. My cousin topped it with a Simmons, which wouldn't have been my first choice, but it served the purpose
I was shooting a Pepsi Can filled with water and a full bottle of water (the 16 ouncers), at about 25 yards
The can was blown almost in two, with 2 small strips of aluminum holding it together.
I hit the cap of the watter bottle. It split it 3/4's of the way back, and the water stopped the bullet, which ended up in about 8-9 pieces.
I also shot a 3 shot group that could be covered with a dime. This was shooting across a truck hood, at 25 yards.
All this with almost no kick and a low report. I may have just found the perfect Christmas present for me to give myself.
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Hey ive had the Marlin 17 vs for quite some time now and several 100s of rounds have been sent down range and im telling ya these thing is a blast to shoot. Ive posted on other forumns pictures what my .17 has done on frozen milk jugs and it was impressive. I wouldnt use one on a coyote though i think there just to big and need more medicine. Mines purpose is squirrels,crows,skunks,possumns,armidillos and what not. IF you did want to shoot a coyote with one at least use the .17 hmr CCI ammo sense it hold together better than the hornady.
Post by FLATPICKER on Nov 15, 2003 19:24:35 GMT -5
I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH THE .17 HMR BUT I'VE OWNED AND SHOT A SAKO .17 REMINGTON (AS WELL AS HANDLOADED FOR) FOR 11 YEARS. IF THE .17 HMR IS ANYTHING LIKE THE .17 REM.(OBVIOUSLY IN A MUCH SMALLER PACKAGE.)IT'S UNDOUBTEDLY A JOY TO SHOOT! GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTING, FLATPICKER
i have a ruger 77/17 (not the target barrel) with a bsa sweet 17 2x7 scope. its a damn sweet little gun. thinking about trading down to a nef single shot, just because i don't use it much. but i just can't bring myself to do it yet. ( plus i would have some cash left over to put down on another gun )
I have a Savage heavy barrel with a 3-12AO BSA. I have shot .35in groups @ 100yds. Fun to shoot and does a wonderful job on groundhogs out to 150 yds have killed em @ 200 but that is stretching the guns lethal range. If the wind starts blowing over 8-10mph its tough to shoot far. The bullet really starts moving around.
;DAJ We both own the same caliber?See we do agree on something after all. ;)Your right it is a good caliber but at 200 yards if the wind is blowing forget it,It tends to wander a bit,I bought my CZ and it is really well put together, It is one gun I will be hanging onto for sure.
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