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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2016, 01:02:26 PM »
TrappnJohn
For the 17 hornet I just use Hornaday two set die. I resize the case and load the bullet. Nothing to fancy on my reloading on the 17 hornet.
I do use the over all bullet seating gage to get an idea on the distance to the lands.

Right now I am messing with 12.8 gr H335 Powder bullet OAL  at 1.742 with a 25 gr. Burger hollow point.
The hornet is fast becoming my fox gun for shots under 150 yards.

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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2016, 03:09:13 PM »
I only recovered one!   The others went down,  got up and ran off
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2016, 03:13:49 PM »
We're was the hit and and what did the bullet in pack and exit look like on the one you recovered.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2016, 03:44:17 PM »
So you are just running 22 hornet brass into the 17 die or are you talking about 17 hornet brass?

My original question
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Have any of you resized 22 Hornet cases?  Been reading you can have neck thickness issues.

I have some H322, H335, 296, 4198 and Lil'Gun to try.  Lil' Gun being my 22 hornet favorite.  Plenty of shooting to be done

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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2016, 04:03:55 PM »
No exit.  Pinhole entry hole.  Extremely fur friendly.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2016, 04:05:11 PM »
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I am using 17 hornet brass.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2016, 04:19:13 PM »
Misterjake
That means all the energy was dumped in the fox. Sounss like a perfect bullet to me. I would think the ones that ran might not have hit were you think. Last week I took a guy out and he hit back to far and ran 75 yards. But the gut shot bullets went in and you could not see the entrance hole but went through with 1/2 exit hole. But I know of no other bullet that you can shoot a fox in the guts and not blow him in half.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2016, 04:31:26 PM »
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See you can only ask one question at a time.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2016, 04:47:01 PM »
Guess you're right.

Have any of you resized 22 Hornet cases?  Been reading you can have neck thickness issues.

John
They are easy to load, never had any neck sizing issues.

I guess I shouldn't have assumed you were referring to that question



Which bullet do you recommend for deer?

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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2016, 07:36:09 PM »
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Re: Reloading 17 Hornet
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 01:02:25 PM »
I have been reading the posts on the 20 gr. V-Max and the 25 gr. hollow point.
My question is if you would slow the 20 gr. V-Max down to 3000 fps do you think it
would cut down on the fur damage? I am thinking of starting to reload some .17 hornet brass
and would like some opinions on the subject. Thanks
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2017, 01:54:49 PM »
Deadeye
I just slowed down the 25gr. Hollow point and had less fur damage.
I would think you would have the same with the 20 gr. Balistict tip.
Any time you slow a bullet down it is less violent.
I just never like how fast a ballistic tip came apart at any speed. They open up when just hitting fur and skin. The hollow point holds up until it at least gets through the skin.
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Re: 17 Hornet shooters
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2017, 03:22:35 PM »
I'm new to the 17 Hornet picked one up this summer. Just wondering what powders are giving good results. I'm hopping to use it bobcat hunting this year or at least taking it for a walk.
Any advice would be helpful.