Edited by 17VLD, 12 May 2019 - 08:04 AM.
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:19 PM
That's the bullet loaded in the Hornady 17 HMR NTX round...and it's legal lead-free for us prisoners in Ca.
Terrific (and smart) to see it as a reload component.
It is the most accurate round I have tried in the Browning T-Bolt 17 HMR, just a mite better than the CCI 'Green'.
Very good terminal results on squirrels out to 150 yards at HMR velocities.
Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:09 PM
I shoot that Hornady NTX 17 HMR round too. It works well for close up work or when a 55 grain .243 is too much
Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:08 PM
I've been using them for a few years (some blems that showed up in their retail store in NE) and have sent about 3000 of them to individuals in CA. They have proved to be very accurate and are a perfect option for folks shooting the .17 Hornet, .17 Remington and many of the wildcat 17s.
This is great news for California and a long time coming (trust me, we've been bugging them at SHOT for YEARS)!
Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:36 AM
Good to hear of the background efforts Eric . You guys are the voice for the many.
Seems like the inevitable demand will provide makers with the motivation (money) to produce.
Any new news on lead-free 22LR other than the one CCI Copper-22 offering?
It cycles ok but I have not had good success with accuracy compared to lead.
Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:26 AM
Eric, the ones you sent me were used well in a 17 Ackley Bee out of a Martini Cadet. They shot well.
Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:21 PM
Will the lead free options in .17hmr cycle the action on an A17?
Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:47 AM
Both the Hornady NTX and the CCI TNT 'Green' chronographed at an average 2650 (variance is up to 50 fps over a 10 shot string).
4700' elevation, 55F day, 22" barrel.
The CCI V-Max box says it"s MV is 2550 (although it chrono'd for me at 2725).
A17 ammo chronographs at 2750.
It's accurate...both brands are consistently under 3/4" at 100 yards... fast and legal...has been a non-issue in mt T-Bolt.
No reason the lead-free ought not to function in any 17HMR chamber and cycle properly, it is not a reduced load just a different bullet.
Any A17 shooter experience out there?
Posted 26 May 2019 - 08:44 AM
I have been using these in a 17 MACH 2, 17 hornet, and 17HMR. all of them perform well. There is a Facebook group that reloads 17HMR. I used their methods to load lead free bullets into 17 Mach 2 cases.
I have a shirt tail relative in NE. that gets them for me. After Eric turned me on to them it took me awhile to find the source. But they are worth looking for. DR