Looking for 17 Fireball data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Str8aim, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Str8aim

    Str8aim Member

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    I have searched around and have not had much luck, I am looking for a good starting point to load a new 17 fireball. I would love some info or starting point to start working up loads if you have any suggestions... Thanks for your help

    I have:
    17 Remington Brass
    Remington bench rest Small Primers
    Planning on starting with IMR 4198
    V-Max 20 gr
     
  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to find it on the web. If not you can use 17 Mach IV loading data. They are the same.
     
  3. Gale Johnson

    Gale Johnson Well-Known Member

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    9th Ed of the Hornady book says 16.3 gr for 4000 fps max load, start with less and work up
     
  4. Str8aim

    Str8aim Member

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    Thanks Gale,
    I have the the IMR load info and it has max load at 16.7... I loaded a few rounds starting at 16.0 up 16.7. Has anyone tested their loads that might have some results?
     
  5. 65WSM

    65WSM Well-Known Member

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    I am interested. I want to rebarrel a CZ-527 in .204 Ruger to the .17 Fireball. I have collected Nosler .221 Fireball cases and some Hornady 20 and 25 gr v-max for the project.

    I wonder about VV 133 (In stock at Powder Valley) or VV N-140 (In stock at Bruno's) in this cartridge? Any experience?

    I am using Hodgdon "Benchmark" in my .204 Ruger with 32 and 24 gr bullets. I am convinced it is "dirty" compared to VV N-133 and IMR 8208 in the .204 Ruger. Any experiences?

    aAny experienc with custom barrels in 17 caliber? Is Lilja the way to go?