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17 Hmr

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by rosie 1, Aug 30, 2019.

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    rosie 1 Engaging Member

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    Hi guys what 17 hmr ammo (grain) do you guys recomend also what is a GOOD sound moderator for this rifle..thanks for replies.
     
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    The standard ammo is 17 grain poly tip. I’ve not tried the 20 grain game point but it’s not popular.

    Take your pic on mods, everyone thinks theirs is best. Sac is cheapest and does well apparently, I’ve got a posh swift nightingale coz I’m worth it.
     
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    I use 17 grain and a SAK moderator on both my Tikka TX1 .17 hmr rifles
     
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    ok all noted..thanks folkes
     
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    SAK is all you need, you will not be able to do anything about the sonic crack
     
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    mine likes 17grn hornady and the best "cheapish" mod at the minute is a A-TEC wave imo.
     
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    Stick with the 17g poly tip, the 20g was designed for minimal pelt damage.

    Most 17HMR ammo is made by CCI and badged anyways, the bullets themselves are generally all that is made by the brand name on the box.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    The HMR is a bitch to moderate unless you are prepared to spend heavy money on an FAC rated can - i also use a SAK on mine, not perfect, but it does produce some adequate noise reduction and is cheap and easy to maintain.
    Hornady 17 grn. V Max seems to perform best in my CZ, but the accuracy can be plagued with the usual rimfire frustrations when changing batch numbers.
     
  9. gasman

    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    I’m shooting Federal 17gr v-max , dm80 mod I found does a nice job of taming the .17
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Will be having a dabble with a box or 2 of those next time i need to buy in :thumb:
     
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    I use 17gr for day to day but switch to 20gr if I'm out after Foxes. Whatever you choose just buy one box and see if your gun likes them - if it does go back and buy as many as you can afford from the same batch.God invented the hummer to relieve shooting boredom.
     
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    I thought it was the other way :D
     
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