17 HMR ammo

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Jp243
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17 HMR ammo

Post by Jp243 » 13 Sep 2016, 08:05

Which are people using?

People say they all come from the same factory but last weekend at Minsterley I got a 1" group 5 shots with Remington magnum at 100m and the Hornady was a 2.5" group same range..

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by cliveward » 13 Sep 2016, 14:27

Hi Jp,

I've found the ammunition extremely variable even from the same manufacturer.

The last lot of Hornady I had would be 2 shots out of 5 going roughly where you would expect with the other 3 missing an A4 target completely!

The most consistent and accurate I have found are the CCI 17 grain HP.


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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by Jp243 » 13 Sep 2016, 18:44

Cheers Clive

Will give those a try :thumbup:

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by warbucks » 14 Sep 2016, 17:21

Think CCI and Winchester do their own, all the others are said to come from the same factory ? this doesn't alway's mean that they will shoot the same.
At the monent i have some Hornady 20g hollow points, some Hornady 17g v-max, and some Winchester 17g v-max, they all have a different poi.

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by Percyallen » 21 Jun 2017, 13:54

All .17hmr made by cci except Winchester who make there own.

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by Cottis » 21 Jun 2017, 17:04

I was under the impression that Hornaday had also taken over their own production after years of getting hacked off with known neck issues. I personally have never had an issue but I do inspect every round from each box prior to firing them. Never found any cracked prior to loading. Have no idea if any crack thereafter but never had a dud.

In any case, Winchesters are crap through my Anschutz but Federal V Shoks cloverleaf at 100yards. The rifle is borderline useless in anything other than either benign conditions or in very consistent winds. I only use mine for long range vermin control in the sniping sense. I dial for elevation and wind at hilarious ranges with this rifle out to 250 yards on rabbits, crows, magpies and pigeons but it either has to be zero wind or a very consistent wind. Anything else renders it useless but in the right conditions i find it brutally effective with Federals. Find something that works and then go and buy a coupla thousand of the same batch, that's what I do.

Last time I brought ammo, it was £21 a box. I almost fell over. It is such good fun though. Always makes me smile does the hummer.

Anything under 90yards I stick to the .22 Annie. Much quieter, reliable and far less costly.

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by Percyallen » 21 Jun 2017, 18:59

Spoke to Edgar Brothers yesterday about the split case hornady .17 issues and they assured me that this had been sorted out five years ago.
I'm taking delivery of an Anschutz .17 hmr 18" in two weeks, I'm going with hornady 17 grain to start with, depending on how I get on after breaking the barrel I'll be in touch to compare notes.

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by phoenix » 21 Jun 2017, 21:53

I eventually got rid of my Weihrauch HMR because it, along with any ammunition I put through it, produced very inconsistent results.
It would put 3 shots into a 1 inch circle at 50 yards, the 4th would be 2-3 inches away in one direction and the 5th would be 2-3 inches away in the opposite direction.
I now have a Weihrauch 22 hornet which I can reload for at significantly less than the cost of HMR ammo.
The hornet is a much more capable round than the HMR.

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by stillair1 » 22 Jun 2017, 19:31

New stock hornady at £17 a box (ouch!) looks better quality, no hairline cracks spotted yet and more consistent oal. As yet untested at range. Here's hoping. Furball ready to do double duty . :D

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Re: 17 HMR ammo

Post by wall90 » 30 Sep 2017, 17:06

I called in to the gun shop in Richmond last week when on holiday and they had Winchester ammo for £15.00

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