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Old 01-03-2014, 06:12 PM
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17 Hornet

I recently purchased a Savage in 17 Hornet. I was so excited to get the new gun out and shoot it that I didn't really pay any attention to the fact that no one except the store I bought the rifle from had ammo and they only had three boxes. That was three months ago and I still have not found any more 17 hornet ammo. Can anyone shed some light on this for me and is there anyone out there that might know where there is some Hornady ammo for sale for the 17 Hornet?
Gun shoots great and the coyotes in my area hate it but it doesn't take long to go through 75 rounds!!!!!

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Old 01-03-2014, 10:59 PM
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Re: 17 Hornet

Sounds like a prime time to take up reloading.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:02 AM
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Re: 17 Hornet

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Sounds like a prime time to take up reloading.
17 Hornet brass is made of the same unobtainium as the loaded rounds. (my LGS has the loaded rounds)

And damn, those Hornet cases are hell to prime...
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:48 AM
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Re: 17 Hornet

I was hoping he didn't toss the first 3 boxes of brass he already had.

Small rifle primers flow through the Lee Auto Prime as good as any. All the rest of the components are available if you shop around.

Catfur is saying his store has live ammo on the shelf. I would ask him to score you about 10 boxes and you should be set for a long time. Give you enough time to get your reloading station set up.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:52 PM
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Re: 17 Hornet

Thanks for the information. I would love to take up the reloading but the Hornady dies are just as hard to find as the bullets, at least around here. Catfur if you have access please let me know I would love to make a purchase.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:27 PM
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Re: 17 Hornet

Midway has Hornady dies in stock for $34.99.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:23 PM
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Re: 17 Hornet

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Thanks for the information. I would love to take up the reloading but the Hornady dies are just as hard to find as the bullets, at least around here. Catfur if you have access please let me know I would love to make a purchase.
I picked up Redding dies from Midway (I think). They work fine, but they don't prime the brass. I need to pick me up one of those fancy 21st Century priming tools, hopefully that will work.
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