anyone else mess with this caliber much? i was once working up handloads for 20 grain Burger bullets at nearly 4400 fps. it was fun, but damn time consuming. anyone else out there try any of the other super fast smallbores? wildcats? proprietaries?
This little centerfire will do spectacular things to vermin sized varmints out to 100 yds. The pelt shooters like them for larger critters like ***** and coyotes because it kills cleanly without messing up the hide.
I have watched the reloading process and am still astonished that you can funnel anything other than ball powder down that little neck:erm:
Fun to shoot, but not to reload.
i took a decent fox at 170 yards one year, one shot, he dropped on the spot. i was suprised. tiny little whole in pelt, heart just blown all to hell and agone. yes, reloading stick powder in the .17 is an excercise in patience and cramp control.
:bomb: Ihave been shooting the rem 17 for ten years and reloading with no problems using imr4320. I would advise not to make it too hot though as a few grains over increases the pressure dangerously when exceeding the max load. 4400 fpm is about the limit. Ihave mine hitting tacks at 200 yds. Wind is a big problem on this tiny projectile though but it is so fast it will not ricochet.I laos use a ruger 22/250 and a 25/06 for the big guys.
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