Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:06 pm
Boy I even feel more like an idiot than usual. Had a friend give me the info on the 17 fireball and like an idiot I posted the info as if I knew what I was talking about.
After looking into buying a box of these I found out they are NOT
the .17 hmr. They are the remington 17 which is a whole nother ballgame. These are centerfire
I shoulda known better but usually somebody here corrects me when I err. This time I hadda do it myself.
Sorry for any mis-information from the peanut gallery. Grump
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:47 pm
Just as a point of interest about the 17, I used to work for the Remington research dept building prototypes, high end customs, snipers, experimental, etc, etc. Occasionally if things were slow, I'd go load test shells for the 40x target rifles. Now, as for what this has to do with the Rem 17. When things were really slow one time, I made up several "Wildcat loads" and mounted them on a board. The two most memorable ones were, a 458 mag case necked down with a 17 cal. bullet and titled "for flies at very long range" and a .222 case necked up with a 500 grain 458 slug and titled "For elephants at very close range" I don't know how many cases I split before getting it up to the 458. Unfortunately, I let someone take the board to a show and it never came home.
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:30 am
Smiley said; "458 mag case necked down with a 17 cal. bullet and titled "for flies at very long range"
Sounds more like ya could nueter em at a long range. Would love to see that set up. Grump
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:14 am
A bit off topic here but relevant to the subject, Kroil has been found to be an excellent bore cleaner, rust proofer and bore conditioner. Does not remove copper fouling but removes powder fouling better than Hoppes.
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