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    CZ527 17 Hornet

    I've had a pair of these on order with the varmint weight barrel for about 9 months !

    I got an email friday from one of our distributers telling me one was on the way to us !

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    Nice. What will you shoot with it?~Muir

    PS: I was reminded -as I'd totally foregotten about it- that I have a CZ 527 Varmint in 204 on hold for me at the Trading Post since November last. I do remember considering it but not consummating the deal... and I paid better than half down... you'd think I'd remember that. Anyhow, I told the manager I'd pick it up when he got me 200 pcs of brass and some RCBS dies. Hasn't happened yet! No matter. I really want it either set back and rechambered for 20 Practical or rebarreled to .223 with a fast twist or 300 whisper.
    Last edited by Muir; 08-07-2013 at 02:14.

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    That 17 Hornet's not for me . the first one will go to a good customer/friend . The second one goes to my gunsmith buddy . I think he just wanted it because it was new . I'll work up a load for it , thats about the extent of me in the equation !

    If I ever get a CZ527 more then likely it'll be a 527FS in 222 REM or a HB in 204 like you have laid away !

    I dunno how much brass I've got for the 204 !

    Before I got the Ruger 1B in 204 Ruger I lucked across a fellow on castboolits.gunloads.com that had a set of RCBS FL dies , a neck die and a goodly amount of used 204 brass Hornady , Winchester and Remington !

    But before that when I had the Ruger 77VT 204 I had about 500 pieces of new WIN brass with about 300 pieces unfired . When I traded off the 77VT I let it all go (even had some Berger 50 grain 20 cal bullets). So when the other stuff came up at a rather cheap price I jumped on it and later found the 1B .

    We had a CZ527 204 in the shop for awhile and it was NIB so I cannot say how well it shot . But if it shot anything like the CZ527 223 HB 1-9 my gunsmith buddy took in trade it oughtta shoot .25MOA . That used 527 223 we took in , I was able to shoot a 3 shot group at 100 that measured .191" after deducting the bullet diameter . Shot that with a Nosler 60 grain BT . The fellow that traded that little rifle in had it shooting the Hornady 75 grain HP and he gave us 4 or 5 boxes of his handloads . Little rifle came with a Leupold VX2 3-9 , we took it to the range before I started working a load for it and shot 3 shot groups at 100 yards that were a hair over 3/10ths after deducting the bullet diameter . Think mine was .335" and my gunsmith buddies was .343" ! To say I was mildly surprised is an understatement .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    No matter. I really want it either set back and rechambered for 20 Practical .

    I'm not familiar with the 20 Practical , is it similar to I think it's called "20 Vartarg" ?

    Only 20 I've ever messed with was the Ruger version .

    I always had a semi decent intrest in some of the stuff Calhoun made in 14 and 19 caliber . But then thats just something else to spend alot of time and revenue to keep it going I suppose .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    That 17 Hornet's not for me . the first one will go to a good customer/friend . The second one goes to my gunsmith buddy . I think he just wanted it because it was new . I'll work up a load for it , thats about the extent of me in the equation !

    If I ever get a CZ527 more then likely it'll be a 527FS in 222 REM or a HB in 204 like you have laid away !

    I dunno how much brass I've got for the 204 !

    Before I got the Ruger 1B in 204 Ruger I lucked across a fellow on castboolits.gunloads.com that had a set of RCBS FL dies , a neck die and a goodly amount of used 204 brass Hornady , Winchester and Remington !

    But before that when I had the Ruger 77VT 204 I had about 500 pieces of new WIN brass with about 300 pieces unfired . When I traded off the 77VT I let it all go (even had some Berger 50 grain 20 cal bullets). So when the other stuff came up at a rather cheap price I jumped on it and later found the 1B .

    We had a CZ527 204 in the shop for awhile and it was NIB so I cannot say how well it shot . But if it shot anything like the CZ527 223 HB 1-9 my gunsmith buddy took in trade it oughtta shoot .25MOA . That used 527 223 we took in , I was able to shoot a 3 shot group at 100 that measured .191" after deducting the bullet diameter . Shot that with a Nosler 60 grain BT . The fellow that traded that little rifle in had it shooting the Hornady 75 grain HP and he gave us 4 or 5 boxes of his handloads . Little rifle came with a Leupold VX2 3-9 , we took it to the range before I started working a load for it and shot 3 shot groups at 100 yards that were a hair over 3/10ths after deducting the bullet diameter . Think mine was .335" and my gunsmith buddies was .343" ! To say I was mildly surprised is an understatement .
    Thanks for the encouragement on the 204. I'll shoot it for a while and then decide whether or not I'm going to rework it. I would like a 1-9 or 1-7" .223 on the same taper but I have a couple of good .223's now. The Trading Post has a set of Forster Competition .204 dies for $79 and I would get them for about cost, I'm sure. They have been there for a while. I can get brass from other sources but this way, I can hold off buying the rifle until HE provides it. I mean, rifle begets dies, begets a scope, begets components.... Tho I will have 2K 32 grain V-Max 204's and 600 Nosler 32 grain ballistic tip, and 400 V-Max 40 grain by tomorrow night. I bought them for the two guys that are coming prairiedog shooting with me on the 18th. Ten days of reloading fun. One shoots a 20 Practical, the other, a 20 Tactical. What they don't use, they will take home, I'm sure.

    Let us know how the 17H loads work out. ~Muir

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    Lucky you...... I've been on to the distributers here..... Edgar Bros.... the CZ 17 Hornet will not be available here until possibly October probably not until the end of the year..... If I want a 17 Hornet now it will need to be a Savage....
    Don't know what to do... cannot decide..... buy now or wait.....
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Thanks for the encouragement on the 204. I'll shoot it for a while and then decide whether or not I'm going to rework it. I would like a 1-9 or 1-7" .223 on the same taper but I have a couple of good .223's now. The Trading Post has a set of Forster Competition .204 dies for $79 and I would get them for about cost, I'm sure. They have been there for a while. I can get brass from other sources but this way, I can hold off buying the rifle until HE provides it. I mean, rifle begets dies, begets a scope, begets components.... Tho I will have 2K 32 grain V-Max 204's and 600 Nosler 32 grain ballistic tip, and 400 V-Max 40 grain by tomorrow night. I bought them for the two guys that are coming prairiedog shooting with me on the 18th. Ten days of reloading fun. One shoots a 20 Practical, the other, a 20 Tactical. What they don't use, they will take home, I'm sure.

    Let us know how the 17H loads work out. ~Muir
    You know I like the 204 quite a bit and the 222 even more . I like both PPC's as well as the BR in several calibers . But every once in awhile I get a wild hair wanting me to put together a pair of varmint/bench guns in 222 and 6x47 for old times sake !

    I mean what the heck I don't compete in IBR so why not !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    I will have 2K 32 grain V-Max 204's and 600 Nosler 32 grain ballistic tip, and 400 V-Max 40 grain by tomorrow night. I bought them for the two guys that are coming prairiedog shooting with me on the 18th. Ten days of reloading fun. One shoots a 20 Practical, the other, a 20 Tactical. What they don't use, they will take home, I'm sure.

    The Ruger 77 MK-II VT I had in 204 wasn't overly particular about what you used in it . But it seemed to have a taste for the lighter weight bullets although it did equally well with the Sierra , Hornady and Nosler lighter weight bullets . It did however shoot a 5 shot group at 100 yards with Hornady factory 40 grain ammuntion that was a hair under 1/2" which I thought was pretty decnt for the gun with a Mickey Mouse scope , I hadn't massaged the trigger yet and it was the first time I had ever fired the round . It was the day the fellow was trying to sell me the rifle as a matter of fact .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimnydriver View Post
    Lucky you...... I've been on to the distributers here..... Edgar Bros.... the CZ 17 Hornet will not be available here until possibly October probably not until the end of the year..... If I want a 17 Hornet now it will need to be a Savage.... Don't know what to do... cannot decide..... buy now or wait..... David

    I had a look at the savage walking/varmint saturday.Feels very front heavy without mod.
    I would WAIT,for the CZ.

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    If anyone is after a cz 17hh with a titanium mod then njc101181 has one the is thinking of selling. needs room for his drilling im told.

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