Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
The CZ is the 17 Hornady Hornet, which is nearly identical to the wildcat 17 Ackley Hornet that has been around for years. Hornady made theirs so you can't use the Hornady brass in the Ackley.I assume you're going to K that Hornet? Never mind! I seen a nice 25 deg shoulder. That makes me curious about the K version sold by Kimber or Oregon.
I'm glad to see you got the Circassian walnunt stock. Most of it is chair-leg (straight) grained but better than anything used in this country for 75 years. There is also a great example of a 'guitar finish', in that it cures with UV in literally seconds, and with a slight stain and dulling agent that 'muddies' the grain and takes away the hologram look.
The one on the right is 'oil' finished with the top coat just wiped on. The one on the left is late '80s factory that my gunshop partner 'messed with' and I don't know how.
Not sure about that, there's only one kind of 17 Hornet dies and nothing is said if it's Ackley or otherwise.The CZ is the 17 Hornady Hornet, which is nearly identical to the wildcat 17 Ackley Hornet that has been around for years. Hornady made theirs so you can't use the Hornady brass in the Ackley.
Just check the small caliber sites. The Ackley dies have been available for many years, but by special order. The Hornady 17 Hornet dies are available over the counter, but only for the last few years since it's introduction, as Hornady got it SAAMI approved. If you have just discovered the 17 Hornady Hornet & don't know about the 17 Ackely Hornet you are way behind the curve as far as small cals go. The Ackley version & the new Hornady version are VERY close, but not interchangable.Not sure about that, there's only one kind of 17 Hornet dies and nothing is said if it's Ackley or otherwise.
All's I know, it'll be cheaper and waaaay better than an 17HMR or the 17WSM.
I have a 221 fireball built on a Sako L46 action as well. Shilen #5 barrel, custom stocked. My favorite varmint rifle until I built a 20 Vartarg on a J.C. Higgins Model 52, which is a Sako L46 action. The Vartarg is nothing more than a Fireball necked down to 20 cal, but it is phenomenally more than one would expect. I have 2000+ rounds through one & no signs of fatigue. I don't care for the 17's either. Too many "issues" that anybody that shoots them will soon learn.I scratched my 17 caliber itch when Ross Seyfried was having fun with a Mach IV in the mid '80s. I built one too, (on a Sako Rhimakii action and stock) but didn't like the noise or the fouling and turned it into a Fireball after less than fifty rounds. The Fireball has thousands of rounds through it and still one of my all-time favorite light varmint rifles.
Here's were we need a Ken Howell intervention of a reference drawing. I don't understand the .050 shorter case in the factory version.....
Yes they are, not as big a pain as I thought they'd be though. Just hafta go slow.Cute little buggers.
I did with 0000 steel wool trying to "hook" the steel wool on any snags that might be around the bore.l've seen a bunch like it (but not polished), who did that?