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    17 hornet or something similar?

    Hi guys,

    Hope I'm not opening up too much of a can of worms here but was after some thoughts on my next rifle calibre. I'm after a long ish range bunny gun. I currently have a 22rf and a 243. I just came back from a weekend in which I had a go with my mate's 17 hornet which I thought was absolutely awesome. It was point and shoot out as far as I care to shoot, no perceptible recoil and quieter than an hmr I think. We were just doing doing pest control so weren't picking up and body shots completely turned them to mush but I'm sure it has the accuracy for head shooting at these ranges. I could do with something that is a lot less prone to ricochet than the 22 as well given the nature of some of my permissions.

    Only thing is it's a pricey factory round and I'm not currently home-loading, but am thinking about getting kitted out and getting started on it. I have of course thought about the hmr and it is an option, but the hornet absolutely kicks it's arse and I know it's meant to be more wind susceptible and have heard lots of reports of hmrs blowing up lately. But I am also thinking that if I am going to end up home loading are there any alternatives that will shoot in the same way as the hornet? I have had the 222 suggested to me for example?

    Cheers

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    OR- a cooper in .17fb with all the gear to reload with.have mine for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    204 ? or 221 Fireball
    Hi there are they very low recoil like the 17?

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    Go for the .222
    There are no perfect men in this world ..... Only perfect intentions

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    Hi j111,bought a 17 hornet a couple of weeks ago to use mostly as a rifle for the summer evenings as i already have a hmr and 204,204 is my main foxing rifle which is a cracking calibre,now that i have the hornet the hmr is going,out yesterday with the hornet head shooting rabbits to 185 yds plus fox to 165 yds,but as you said ammo is a bit pricey but all depends how much you use it.l

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby18 View Post
    Hi j111,bought a 17 hornet a couple of weeks ago to use mostly as a rifle for the summer evenings as i already have a hmr and 204,204 is my main foxing rifle which is a cracking calibre,now that i have the hornet the hmr is going,out yesterday with the hornet head shooting rabbits to 185 yds plus fox to 165 yds,but as you said ammo is a bit pricey but all depends how much you use it.l
    interesting - what does the 17 do that the 204 doesn't ? What17 did you go for? The one I was using was a savage and I actually really liked it which I thought I wouldn't.

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    Went for the cz in hornet,just wanted something different as on occasions been out with hmr after rabbit when the occasional fox comes along just out of range which wont come in to the call,as i ,ll only shoot fox max at say 130yds with hmr,you know youv,e got that extra bit of energy with the hornet ,as for ammo price i,ve got some one to take headshot rabbit off me for pound a rabbit so it covers my ammo ,if i just go out for fox i go straight for 204.

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    17 Remington will do what you ask. Faster and flatter than the hornet, quiet with a mod and fox capable to 200 yards

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