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Old 11-06-2012, 11:01 PM
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Clint I'm looking forward to hearing your review of your rifle and how well it shoots. JTank70 I experienced the same thing that you are talking about but I just got tired of waiting and went to gun broker. I just looked and they have several for right around 450 plus shipping and ffl costs. You may get lucky though and find a dealer closer that can get u one cheaper. Good luck hopefully you'll have yours soon.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:51 AM
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Here is a video of some dogs being put down in Alberta with the 17 hornet. Not my video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2F1r...hannel&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYOW2owWng
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:56 AM
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got my 17 hornet, heres a few video clips of it in action on some coyotes. The one coyote was 330 yards, 20gr vmax was just up against fur on off side and retained 66.5%, weighed 13.3gr, super happy with this little cartridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2F1r...hannel&list=UL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAYOW...hannel&list=UL
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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That is fairly impressive spinner.
The 17 Hornet seems to do the job for you near and far.
Thanks for sharing that.

Do you have any other feedback to give on this round and/or rifle.
If you do not mind me asking, what do you have for a scope on that rig?

thanks

JT
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:59 PM
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I shot it ten times lining it up at 100 yds, than shot two to see how she groups, well it tore a hole,thats with the hornady 20gr vmax. i have only shot the 2 coyotes with it so far, the one at 330 yds went 50 yds and dead, the one i roll on the run was like 50 yds, the 1st shot was good enough but i gave him another in the other shoulder. When i skinned that 330 yd one the bullet was on the off side up against the fur and weighed 13.3 grs, so 66.5% retained weight. Im really happy with this round, i mostly shoot 204 and 35 bergers but this gun will be with me on many more hunts in the future. I put a Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 with 30mm tube and there bdc reticle. The gun is the Savage model 25 walking varminter, i like it but the action could be better, i will have a cz as soon as i can get one. So far no complaints about gun or how it performs, very fur friendly, the entrance hole is about the size of this "o".
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:28 PM
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Wow those videos are awesome. I watched both videos wondering why no one wanted to shoot the coyote near the call. Haha. It wasnt until after I read the post about "coyote from taxidermist" that I realized that it wasnt real. Great videos and Im glad someone has already tested this round on coyotes. Looks like it did pretty well.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 AM
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I was skeptical about it at 330 yds, but that big dog only went like 50 yds and piled up, my shot was farther back than i wanted but it still was very efficient. The videos were shot in hd but my cousin who does all that cant get them uploaded on youtube in hd for some reason, and im not about to try learn a mac computer.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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Just found this over on Hornady.

Looks like a second factory load for the 17.

I do not know about the "NTX" bullet but it is 15.5gr @ 3860fps

http://www.hornady.com/store/17-Horn...mance-Varmint/

JT

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 PM
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brimmyfish,

Do you think I would have any trouble clearing the barrel by mounting a scope with a 50mm obj with medium rings?

I am going to order my rings online and want to be sure they will be high enough

Thanks
JT

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:40 PM
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I would say it would depend on the tube diameter. The Millett scope that I have on my hornet has a 30 mm tube and a 56mm objective. I am using Millett Low rings and there is just enough room to slide a dollar under the bell of the scope. It worked perfect for me. The 30mm tube allowed me to use the low rings. With a 1 in tube I would probably have to use high or extra high rings with the 56mm obective. Anyway heres a couple of links to Midway that shows some application charts for the correct ring/scope combination. Hopefully that will help.

http://www.midwayusa.com/content/leg...omparisons.htm

http://www.midwayusa.com/content/legacy/ring_height.htm
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