Shot A 17 Hornet Today - Hornady's New Caliber - Photos Now Added
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:53 PM
The second was a prototype Ruger 77/17Hornet. Another nice gun, but since I have a few Rugers, it was to be as expected. Both used magazines, which make it handy for predator hunters.
The caliber has been very popular in different variations for years, but this is the first time it is available in a factory chambering. I was taking shots at 100 yards today, knocking 5" round targets each shot. I am very excited about this caliber and the rifles that will soon be available.
I'll post up more info and pictures when I get a chance!
More pictures below!!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:25 PM
Will the Savage be offered in a laminated stock by chance??
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:45 PM
I wish I could upload the pictures I took of the rifle. I will get them up later this week.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:10 AM
Heard that they are using a barrel nut on the 25 now instead of pinning the barrel on. Can you confirm? Some guys have all the fun!!!! Oh, almost forgot, what is the overall case length?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:01 AM
Intersting cartridge, tho I would till opt for a .20Hornet myself.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:49 AM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:53 AM
March 2012 release date and if there are good sales numbers, they may release it in the Predator series.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:48 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:53 PM
True but these companies all make .204's also. So the barrels are already in production (unless I'm missing something?) Building a new action specically for the 5mm rimfire could be a costly project that potentially bears no fruit though.
So where's the .20Hornet or 20VarTarg???? considering the actions and barrels are already in service as 22Hornets/221FB and 204Ruger barrels. ah, I'll just wait.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:05 PM
Savage M-25 Rifle:
Ruger 17 Hornet Prototype (we may not see this one for a long while):
Lots of ammo to shoot!