Sake Finnfire II .17 HMR best ammo

Judge

Member
I have just bought a new Finnfire II .17 HMR and wondered if anyone who has one could suggest the best ammo. I am currently using Hornady Vmax 17gr which is ok but I would have hoped for better results up to 150 yards - put about 100 rounds through it, cleaned and then the next 50 rounds produced best groups off a bipod (in a slight headwind) at 50 yards = ½”, 1¾” at 100 yards and 2½” at 150 yards. I want better accuracy at 100-150 yards - suggestions please.
 

bobby18

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Try different brands.Mine prefers remingtons,get inch groups at 100 yds which i,m happy with,starts to drift a bit more at 150 as they are a light round.
 

geordieh

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Hornady V max just under an inch at 100metres.Why do people keep asking what is the best ammunition for such and such a rifle.Go and buy a box of everything you can get and try them all,that is the only way to find out what what will shoot in your rifle
 

Judge

Member
I ask, because this is a forum where people, especially those seeking others’ opinions, generally get a polite reply and helpful advice, which can save time and money.
 

FISH BOY

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Dont know about the Sako, but know that the 17gr CCI TNT worked best in my CZ 455 and my pals Browning T bolt out of all the brands we could get our hands on.
 

Whitester

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If the rifle is new try putting a box through it then cleaning it. It would also be worth checking if the barrel is truly free floating as this can have a big affect on accuracy.

there is also the limbsaver barrel band which reduced barrel vibration, at only a tenner it might be worth having a go because some(Richard Uttings ) swear by them.
 

Judge

Member
Thank you for all your suggestions. Much appreciated. I shall try them all and see what works and then report back to the forum.
 
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