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Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
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Doesn't matter to me if I can hear the splat, it's already drawn blood at 100 yds on a gopher with one of my reloads before I even got a chance to shoot for group.

Sweet!!

RJ
 

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I also had to "amend" my Dad's powder funnel using a204 Ruger case to get powder in the teeny cases.




Not particularly pretty, but effective.

RJ
 

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Looks like a toilet plunger to me!
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I am looking forward to trying out a 17 hornet.
For a while I have been thinking it would of been a lot better choice over the 17 wsm, I just have to keep reminding myself I wasn’t reloading when I Baught the 17 wsm.
Going by the results of the 17 wsm it has to be impressive.

Message sent from an envious gentleman.

cheers.
 

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I hope to get it on paper this weekend even though it's proven its accuracy already out to 100 yards on ground squirrels. The smallest group is best.

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I also had to "amend" my Dad's powder funnel using a204 Ruger case to get powder in the teeny cases.

RJ
That's funny, I used a 223 WSSM as a funnel to be able to get my PPM to work loading my 204.:D
 

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I got to shoot this morning and as normal the wind came up just as I was sitting down but I got an idea of this load.



There was a light breeze from say 10:00 and a gust every few seconds. As you can see I didn't time it very well. Boy, those little 20 grain bullets sure do float!!

If wind permits I'll gave another go a bit earlier tomorrow.

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Found the same result shooting the 17 HMR at 100 yds in cross winds of 5 MPH or greater. That's when its time to pack up this one and haul out a heavier chambering.
 

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Yup, some where between the .222 Rem and 45-70 depending on wind speed and distance.

Thus 40 grain Vmax at .222 speeds (3300 ,fps) seems much less affected than the 20 grain bullet for the obvious reasons.

As the Hornet is primarily for "around the house vermin" I still want to develop the smallest group possible.

I find the "report" to be like that of a 22 WMR, which is "acceptable" to the in house noise police, which means no warning is needed before firing.

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