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    .17 hornet

    see that the .17 hornet touted in the usa as the new varmint round gives figures of around 3600fps with a 20grn v max head ,good round for fox over here?.might get a bit more out of reloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek.snr View Post
    see that the .17 hornet touted in the usa as the new varmint round gives figures of around 3600fps with a 20grn v max head ,good round for fox over here?.might get a bit more out of reloads.
    Nothing new about it! I shot one 30 years ago! No, you won't get a lot more out of reloads as currently, reloads are all that there are. The 17 Ackley Hornet maxes out at 3500+ with a 20 grain if I remember correctly. I hear the rumblings of Ruger coming out with a 77/ 17Hornet but I doubt if they will push it past the 45KCUP pressure listed for the Hornet. As to fox, surely better than the 17HMR so many people feel is adequate for fox.~Muir

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    if you want more info on sub calibers try www.saubier.com/forum.html

    its the small calibre equivalent of SD!!!!

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    according to guns and ammo mag ,hornady now produce it as a factory round.

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    there are lots of good .27 calibre cf's out there. depends which one suites your needs.

    myself i couldnt be doing with the fire forming of some of them. I would prefer to load up a 17 rem or 17 rem fireball and have great performance.
    with out the case forming. or running through different dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek.snr View Post
    according to guns and ammo mag ,hornady now produce it as a factory round.
    So I have heard. Nice! That will help a lot of guys to get up and running. My partner has a Browing A-Bolt hunter, custom, in 17 Hornet. Great round. Will you bite on one when available in the UK?? Way better than a HMR if you ask me.~Muir

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    If didnt have a 17 Rem, i would be all over the 17 AH. It was only the case prep that put me off. It should be a perfect fox, rabbit and crow round and i bet it sells a fair few in the uk

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    does anybody know if the 17 hornet has arrived yet

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