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Which 17 HMR ammo works best for you

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dowby77

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What types of groups do you get at 100 yds in your gun with the ammo it likes the best
 

tomiswho

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I have more hornady 17g plastic tips than anything else.- I average 5-shot 3/4" groups with those at the 100 meter targets. (Marlin 917V) I haven't shot as well with the 20g loads, but haven't shot many of those compared to the 17g
 

41 mag fan

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I have 2 17 and one shoots remington better then the ohter brands and one shoots Hornady better. I can't explain it I just go with it. Steve
 

texshad

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My savage likes the CCI 20gr bullets better, I get groups half the size of the 17gr shells. It goes from 1.25-1.5 in groups at 100 with the 17gr plastic tips to consistent .50-.75 in groups with 20 gr, either hollow point of fmj. My buddies single six 17hmr likes either one equally.
 

contender

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All I use in my Ruger M77-17 is the 17 grn Hornadys. I tried others,, & they didn't cut it.
I get 1/2" groups all the time from a bench at 100 yds. Wicked little round!
 

contender

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All stayed around or under an inch. It's just that I could occasionally get 3/8" groups out of the Hornady ammo. If I stood on my head,, breathed heavily, shot left handed,, etc I could squeeze out more accuracy. :D Seriously,, when things were "just right" it seemed that at 100 yds I could get some really tight groups. I may have to get it out,, when it clears up, & see if I can get some good groups & take a few pics,,,!
 

CraigC

Hawkeye
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The 20gr XTP has proved to be the most consistently accurate with the Remington 17gr V-Max right behind it. I use the XTP almost exclusively.
 

winchester37

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really like the hornady product. had severe problems with the winchester supreme not wanting to chamber in two s&w 48s, could not get it all the way in. tried all six chambers and 15 of 20 from a new box would not chamber, stopping short, while the hornady 30 grainers just dropped in. those that did chamber I had to push in the last 1/8 of an inch(plus rim)

never had this problem before with winchester....QC getting sloppy with the demand/sales of ammo??? anybody else have a problem??
 

winchester37

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oops..never try to anything before the third cup of coffee. previous post was referencing 22 wmr, not 17 hmr.

sorry about that. as to 17 hmr, are not most, if not all, made by CCI, no matter what the label.
 

dowby77

Bearcat
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First, Yes (ALL) 17 HMR ammunition is made by CCI in Lewiston Idaho,& they are all held to the same accuracy standards. Second, No, Quality is not getting sloppier with the demand/sales of ammo,nothing has changed.Normally all of these 17 HMR rounds are darn near touching with the occasional flyer that opens up the group.
 
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