17hmr Rifle & Ammunition:
.22-250 Necked Down

So, I was telling a guy the other day that I was a squirrel shooter and that I used a 17 to shoot squirrels with. He was really impressed and wanted to know how bad the kick was on the 17. Which, of course, made me laugh. I told him that the 17 hmr was like shooting a bb gun, and why was he asking?

He said that his uncle had a 17 and had shot coyotes at over half a mile. I told him that the 17 hmr shot a 17 grain ballistic tip at 2550 and there was no way in hell that it would get out to half a mile, let alone drop a Coyote when it got there.

That conversation got me to thinking, so I went out on the net to see what I could find out about other types of .17′s besides the .17hmr.

Read the article at Guns And Ammo. According to the article, here are some of the 17′s that used to be available:

17 Hornet and run the gamut, with the following cases necked down to .17-Hornet, Bee, .30 Carbine, .221 Remington, .222 Remington; .223 Remington, .222 Remington Magnum, .225 Winchester and .22-250 Remington.

what the guy I was talking to must have had in mind was the .22-250 necked down to a .17 caliber. Check out these velocities:

A .22-250 necked down to .17 using a 25-grain bullet in front of 30 grains of 4350 developed 4,444 fps from a 22-inch barrel. The same weight bullet in front of 33.5 grains of 4350 in a .225 necked down to .17 developed the same velocity.

This must be the rifle he was talking about that could drop a Coyote at over half a mile. Does anyone know where I can get one of these? I would love to get video of a 25 grain .17 caliber round going through a squirrel at over 4000fps.

ps. Just a wanna be without a .22-250 necked down to .17 LOL

One Response to “17hmr Rifle & Ammunition:
.22-250 Necked Down”

  1. Ben says:

    Check out the .17 Remington (a little above 4000fps) or the .17 Remington Fireball (right at 4000fps). They both put some good old fashioned hurtin on squirrels…

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