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Old 08-11-2013, 08:52 PM
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Comon XNAVYORDIE you know you want it! LOL jk but you won't be disappointed with the ruger my friend!
LOVE my Rugers......although my standard Hawkeye 243 is screwing the pooch lately. I may have asked too much of that pencil barrel. Would have liked to have Ruger re-barrel it with a medium contour like the M77 Pred but they dropped the 243 from that line-up (I think to put more focus on the 6.5 Creedmore). Too expensive and time consuming to have a custom barrel screwed on. Even Hart wants $800 plus and a year turn around......so buying the M77 Predator would be about the same.....oh geez I'm talking myself into it again....help.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:29 PM
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Thanks JTank70.

The weird sounding reports were from LOT # 3120812. Go figure I have four boxes of that LOT left. I have two other LOT numbers as well.
I had two different lot numbers that could have produced issues. 321766 and 3121831.
I had two boxes of each and was not keeping track of which boxes I was shooting from.

The new boxes I have are all lot numbers 313.... and have the primers staked in.
I have read on other forums that Hornady is advising not to reload the cases with staked primers.
I called and they confirmed this to me personally as well.
I was planning on getting into reloading this Fall/Winter with the 17.
It seems that the brass from all of the ammo I have bought will be useless for reloading because it is either
A. the early gas leaking primer type or
B. the later staked primer type.......

The rep at Hornady told me that "they were told to tell people" that they would not replace the brass.
The ammo was guaranteed to fire once and that is it.
Basically: Reloadability of the brass from once fired factory loaded cartridges is not guaranteed.

Thinking this whole 17 Hornet experience thing over is kinda firing me up a bit again.
Maybe I will just have a look at one of those Ruger 77 Hawkeye's in .204 myself......
I will wait and see how yurs shoots first XNAVYORDIE.....
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:53 PM
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You guys are killing me........but just for fun I'll look into the availability of the Ruger Pred in 204......

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Old 08-11-2013, 11:22 PM
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Gun broker has a couple of the ruger predator 204's. No reason not to buy one and try it out. I'm sure you'll be happy with it!!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:24 AM
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JTank70, shoot me a pm on what you want for your 17HH brass if you want to sell it. Out of the 5 different lots of factory ammo I've shot, haven't had any problems reloading them. Brass is the one item I haven't been able to locate. I haven't seen any of the staked primer 17HH ammo around here yet.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:05 PM
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THANKS FOR SHARING ---Not going to buy one now--Good Report-----sb
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