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Old 10-19-2012, 06:13 AM
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Re: .17 Hornet

I too am excited by the new 17HH and can't wait to pick one up when CZ delivers this spring!

Looking a little more power than my 22WMR. Had a 17hmr and sold it. More so because I didn't like the platform rather than the cartridge. Love the 22 Hornet, but with the updated case and speed it's hard to pass up as a new "under 250 yard" vermin gun. I wish they would have made a 20 caliber rather than the 17. But I will take what I can get.

I have a 223 and 243AI for longer work and bigger varmints. But for a "niche gun" the new CZ in 17HH should fit the bill perfectly.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: .17 Hornet

This is a very good thread. Thanks to everyone!

I too am interested in the CZ in 17 Hornet. I even sent CZ an email several weeks back and yes it is coming.

The only downside I have read regarding this cartridge / lite bullet is wind, it does not respond well to windy conditions and long shots. But I look at it more as a rifle for close up work around buildings and such. I am also thinking of the 22 Hornet.

Just wanted to add - CZ will be selling it in the 527 Varmint and 527 American.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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I too am excited by the new 17HH and can't wait to pick one up when CZ delivers this spring!

Looking a little more power than my 22WMR. Had a 17hmr and sold it. More so because I didn't like the platform rather than the cartridge. Love the 22 Hornet, but with the updated case and speed it's hard to pass up as a new "under 250 yard" vermin gun. I wish they would have made a 20 caliber rather than the 17. But I will take what I can get.

I have a 223 and 243AI for longer work and bigger varmints. But for a "niche gun" the new CZ in 17HH should fit the bill perfectly.
I agree with all you said. I, too was hoping for a .19 or .20 cal. Hornet. I'd settled on a .22 Hornet for more range/accuracy than my .22 Mag, but when the gun counter guy pulled out the .17, I figured I'd give it a try. One thing I've noticed is that the .17HH has a bit louder report that the .22H's I've shot; kid of like a much-louder HMR. So far, I don't regret purchasing it, but like you said, it is a niche gun...
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:19 PM
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I agree with all you said. I, too was hoping for a .19 or .20 cal. Hornet. I'd settled on a .22 Hornet for more range/accuracy than my .22 Mag, but when the gun counter guy pulled out the .17, I figured I'd give it a try. One thing I've noticed is that the .17HH has a bit louder report that the .22H's I've shot; kid of like a much-louder HMR. So far, I don't regret purchasing it, but like you said, it is a niche gun...
You mark my words; when I get back to the states I will be developing what I will call the 20HHH.
(The third H is for my last name)

I will neck up Hornady cases to 20 caliber and fire form them to a 40 shoulder like so many of my other favorite Ackley cartridges. Effectively, I will be reinventing a cartridge just like Hornady did for the 17HH.

So I guess if anyone wants to help me design a reamer and coach me through it, let's do it!

Rough guess/goals: that would give me 17ish grains case capacity and 3600 fps with a 32 grn bullet.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:48 AM
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Re: .17 Hornet

Already got them in the UK and almost identicle to my 17A/H in a Ruger 77/22H chassis ie 3,650ft/sec pushing a 20grV/M.
But a gamekeeper friend of mine who has a Savage heavy barreled composit stocked one has just had his bolt come apart in his hand when ejecting a fired case.
He is in love with the calibre and has taken 10 fox in the three months ( aprox )he has had the gun but thinks it is too heavy up front and would like to put a thiner/shorter barrel on to his Cooper 204 action.
Have any of you done this.

Wally
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:15 PM
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I've been looking for the 17 Hornet but no gun stores in this area were able to order the savage. I changed gears and found a load for my .223 in 40g Hornady using a lite load of Blue Dot. very little muzzle jump and much quieter than the full load .223. 3,000+fps and excellent accuracy.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:46 PM
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Purchased a savage model 25 light walking varmiter today. Thought I would wait for the CZ to come out, but decided to "pull the trigger" as it were on this rifle since it was available. Black composite stock with a black action and black medium-light barrel. Spent $465 on this savage. if it shoots, great. if it doesn't, I won't lose too much getting rid of it. Will probably put a Vortex Viper scope on it and see what kind of groups it will give me.

I currently own 3 CZ models in 527 and would love to have another. Currently building a 20vartarg out of a .204 CZ. This 17hh will fit in nicely between the 17hmr and the 20vartarg. So far the only thing that I don't really like about this Savage is that the cocking mechanism is a little rough when working the action after pulling the trigger. Not nearly as smooth as my CZ's. I expect the CZ in 17hh will cost about $650-$700 so $465 for the Savage was a no-brainer for me to see if I like the caliber or not. I expect to be able to shoot PD's out to 250-300 yds and fox/racoon/rabbit to 200-250 yds. and coyotes 150-200 yds.

It will take me 30-60 days to get it scoped and to the range and then another 15-30 days to get it out in the field.

Burt
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