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Old 12-13-2006, 11:57 AM
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17 remington

Have any of you used this round. what is it good for? will it kill coyotes past 200yrds. If so how far? are they a finicky cartridge? thanks
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:17 PM
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Re: 17 remington

I shoot a 700 bdl in 17 Remington and it's a great fur round.I try to limit my shots to 250 yards. I have killed a few in the 350 range but that's pushing it IMO. I love my 17 other than the brass does not last very long and to develop a load they are picky.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:13 PM
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Re: 17 remington

I've heard that. How picky are we talkiing about? Is it like 350 loads later picky or is it like the 7 or 8 loads you will find one that shoots well picky? What bullets are you shooting out of your's?
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:47 PM
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Re: 17 remington

The big thing is to have a clean barrel like clean every 10 or 15 rounds. I think I was on my 11th load when I found a good one. The load I have has shot well in three other 17's though. The load is 24.2 grains of imr 4320 and Berger 25gr hp's.My 17 with this load on a clean barrel with shoot under .5 but with 24.5 it will shot about 2 inches for a three shot group.If you have more questions I will be happy to help the best I can.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:05 PM
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Re: 17 remington

A 17 Rem is not picky to find a load for in my experience because it has no recoil. It is very easy to shoot accurately other than being a little light when shooting from the bench. I have shot one for over 35 years. I do not kill coyotes mainly because I am such a lousy coyote hunter, but I have made some really good shots on many varieties of small animals under 300 yards. I would not sell that gun for anything. It is just an old 700 BDL that Doc Ed re-crowned last year and adjusted the trigger for me, but the gun is just a lot of fun. It has no recoil but does make some noise.

I believe Varget is the powder of choice but I use 4064 because long ago that is the first powder I ever tried and it went under 0.5 MOA so that was good enough for me. You might find it to be ignition sensitive so you might try a few brands primers if you seem to get unexplained fliers every now and again. I also enjoy reloading the tiny little cases and bullets although one does get ones finger pinched frequently when inserting the bullet for seating (just call me Clumsy Carp here).

I do not find the gun to need cleaning any more than any other of my overbore guns. I do not find any difference in group size between Berger and Hornady.

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Re: 17 remington

I hunted coyotes with a Rem 17 for a few years and was very happy with the performance.Its been quite a while but I remember only ever shooting a 25 gr Hornady with IMR 4320 and got great results with it.I dont remember shooting to much more than 200 yds,but remember very vividly a fox that was shot while loping away from me at about 200 yds.The shot resulted in a dead fox with one rear leg hanging by a thin piece of skin.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:25 PM
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Re: 17 remington

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Not offensive at all my 17 was a pain to find a load for but the Kimber 17 I worked with was easy the first load I tried and it shot well under .5. I also worked a load up for a custom with a hart barrel and it was not as bad as mine I tried three or four loads in it.As I stated my 17 was a pain not to say they all are but mine was.
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