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#1865568 - 03/03/11 01:33 AM 17 Fireball Fox load
Brian Stewart Offline
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Registered: 12/12/09
Posts: 613
Loc: Saltville, Va
I finally found a Rem Model 7 Predator in a 17 fireball that was a little hard to find and I can't wait to try it out. I was wondering if anyone has any fox loads they are using to keep from tearing them up. Also have you shot any coyotes with that load. I really need a load that will serve as both if possible but I realize they are at 2 different ends of the spectrum of mass and size.
I was thinking about the 30gr Bergers but didn't know how much pelt damage I would get on a fox. On a coyote the would work great I am sure of but I am unsure on a fox especially under 60 yards.

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#1865659 - 03/03/11 07:52 AM Re: 17 Fireball Fox load [Re: Brian Stewart]
bownut Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 632
Loc: SC Pennsylvania
25 berger MATCH hp, with either H322, N133 or 8208. About 18 grains powder was max for all 3 in my rifle, but start LOW and work up in 0.1 gr increments. The 8208 spiked quickly. I get about 3650 fps with all 3 powders and half moa accuracy.

keep it off the big bones of a fox and you'll be good. It'll work on yotes fine too, with a shot to the vitals.

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#1866021 - 03/03/11 03:01 PM Re: 17 Fireball Fox load [Re: bownut]
17tactical Offline
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Registered: 07/03/09
Posts: 1314
Loc: Westchester County, NY, USA
for shots under 100 yds, I would recommend 20-25 gr bullets. I also have the M7 Predator and its a great shooter. I used to laod 30 and 32 gr bullets but they would absolutely tear up foxes and coons called inside 20-50 yds. I tried solids with great results as well. Blackhole makes some 15, 16 and 17 gr bullets you will be impressed with.

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#1866072 - 03/03/11 04:03 PM Re: 17 Fireball Fox load [Re: 17tactical]
Brian Stewart Offline
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Registered: 12/12/09
Posts: 613
Loc: Saltville, Va
what loads are you shooting out of the M7 Predator and what kind of accuracy are you getting. I just want to make sure I anchor a coyote too if need be.

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