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#3220786 - 12/02/19 06:24 PM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: shelton573]
jsh Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/22/03
Posts: 194
Loc: Kansas U.S. of A
Not the Vickerman but they gold medal RCBS with the window. Saves a lot of cussing.
I also chamfer with a VLD cutter.
I tried several of the old stand bys as far as powder. CFE223 and a Remington 71/2 primer won out with accuracy and speed.
I run nothing but 25 grain vmax, though I initially intended on 30’s till Berger fouled that up. The 25’s leave little for me to want.
I got a Shilen full bull for my Savage, installed a single shot follower. This by no means is a carry rifle at 37 pounds. I can see all my hits or misses and do my own spotting.
I snagged a 17 Fireball and set it up the same way only it weighs around 22 pounds. I run the 20 grain bullets through this one.
I do have a strong liking for the 204 Ruger as well. The bone stock Savage that I put into a Choate stock has performed over and above what I ever dreamed of. It shoots 32 and 40’s equally well. Wind issues go to the 40 and little to no hold off. CFE 223 also.


Edited by jsh (12/02/19 06:24 PM)

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#3220849 - 12/02/19 10:14 PM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: shelton573]
Bear Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2072
Loc: Colorado USA
John56 I did a search on 17 caliber bullet makers and the man that bought Kinder's dies lives in Texas and is making kinder golds.
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#3220855 - 12/02/19 10:56 PM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: Bear]
K22 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2173
Loc: Western NC
Forester Benchrest seater die is a real finger saver. Rem 7 1/2 primers were developed for the 17 Rem.. I use IMR8208 and IMR4320 with 25gr. bullets. With 30gr. bullets I use H414.
Chan Nagels 25gr. and 30gr. bullets are as good if not better than the Berger Varmint Match. Black Hole 30gr. bullets are every bit as good as Nagel 30's. I am not a fan of Hornady 25gr hp's but some like them.
LIke others on here I've been shooting a 17 Rem. since 1971. My current 17 is a Kimber Montana with a Lilja 9T barrel. It duplicates the factory Kimber contour and length. I built it strictly as a Predator calling rifle.

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#3220881 - 12/03/19 12:44 AM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: ackleyman]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 15779
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: ackleyman
I suggest that you purchase a set of Forster benchrest dies, give the hornady to someone that you do not like.

Keith


lol lol
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#3220905 - 12/03/19 08:51 AM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: Tim Neitzke]
spotstalkshoot Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1534
Loc: so.mn
In the mid 80's I purchased my first 17 rem, very few coyote around. Red fox pelts were the main goal, with as little sewing as possible. First couple years I ran w760 and 25 gr Hornady hp. Worked well very accurate problem was shooting between the eyes(sleeping fox) would leave a 2-3 inch split in the head. Not a big problem for sewing, still an issue when having 4-7 a day. Went to the Berger 25 gr varmint(mef) those were magic first 40-50 fox I shot don't remember having to sew any. Body shots, head shots not a problem. Raccoon were a blast, body thump them and they roll over on their back all four legs go to a few seconds. I will be 60 next year last couple years the fingers are starting to get in the way seating bullets. Have had standard RCBS from the beginning, may have to upgrade the seating die, although I been shooting 29 gr bullets for coyote as fox are not as common. The heavy bullets are easier to handle. I run H414 now.

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#3220916 - 12/03/19 11:10 AM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: Tim Neitzke]
K22 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2173
Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Originally Posted By: ackleyman
I suggest that you purchase a set of Forster benchrest dies, give the hornady to someone that you do not like.

Keith


lol lol


I loved that too. I'm going to remember that one. LOL
Forster Benchrest is the only way to go in 17Rem or 204. Unless of course you go with Bonanza Benchrest dies, but only old people have those. whistle But of course that is strictly my opinion. grin


Edited by K22 (12/03/19 11:11 AM)

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#3221343 - 12/05/19 09:31 PM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: shelton573]
mart Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/16/13
Posts: 110
Loc: Wasilla, AK
I use the RCBS competition seating dies with inserts for 17, 22 and 6mm as I load for the 17 Rem, 222, 223, 6mmx222 and 6x45. I also have inserts for 20 and 25 should I ever load for any of the 20's or a 25/222 or 25-45.

Makes seating 17 caliber bullets easy and accurate.

Keep an eye on eBay and you'll find a decent deal on one and can order the extra inserts from Huntington Reloading or RCBS direct. They're not expensive.


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#3221710 - 12/08/19 09:07 AM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: shelton573]
shelton573 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1243
Loc: SE Missouri
Thanks for all the info guys!
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#3221774 - 12/08/19 07:49 PM Re: 17 rem loading tips [Re: shelton573]
jsh Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/22/03
Posts: 194
Loc: Kansas U.S. of A
Today I swapped a couple of my 527’s for a new rifle. I have some CZ stuff I will list when I get it all together.
One was a 17 Remington. Can put you in contact with him if your interested.
Jeff

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