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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.17 Hornet (Load Development)

.17 Hornet (Load Development)
Warning! A Savage Arms Model 25 Walking Varminter with a 22-inch barrel (1:9 twist) and a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x 50mm scope was used to test all loads. Used Hornady brass and Remington No. 7½ Small Rifle Bench Rest Primers were used to assemble all loads.

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Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3515
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.06
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3689
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .69
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3844
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .87
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon Lil'Gun Subscribe 3659
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .98
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon Lil'Gun Subscribe 3808
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .64
16 Hornady NTX Hodgdon Lil'Gun Subscribe 3889
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .41
16 Hornady NTX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3765
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.27
16 Hornady NTX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3869
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.01
16 Hornady NTX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3911
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.690; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .28
20 Varmint Nightmare X Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3076
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .48
20 Varmint Nightmare X Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3186
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .45
20 Varmint Nightmare X Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3329
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.07
20 Varmint Nightmare X Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3209
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .97
20 Varmint Nightmare X Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3255
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .63
20 Varmint Nightmare X Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3450
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .52
20 Varmint Nightmare X Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 3071
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .65
20 Varmint Nightmare X Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 3165
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .49
20 Varmint Nightmare X Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 3293
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.670; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .75
20 Nosler Varmageddon Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3365
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .62
20 Nosler Varmageddon Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3435
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.78
20 Nosler Varmageddon Hodgdon CFE BLK Subscribe 3581
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.07
20 Nosler Varmageddon Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3423
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .97
20 Nosler Varmageddon Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3591
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .88
20 Nosler Varmageddon Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3695
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.46
20 Nosler Varmageddon Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3267
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.19
20 Nosler Varmageddon Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3310
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.26
20 Nosler Varmageddon Shooters World Blackout Subscribe 3472
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.660; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.19
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3425
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .98
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3593
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .57
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-1680 Subscribe 3778
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .83
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 2974
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .57
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 3151
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .40
20 Hornady V-MAX Accurate AAC-2200 Subscribe 3315
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .51
20 Hornady V-MAX Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3007
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .46
20 Hornady V-MAX Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3227
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .38
20 Hornady V-MAX Vihtavuori VV-N120 Subscribe 3348
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.71; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .71
20 Berger FB Varmint Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2801
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .20
20 Berger FB Varmint Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 2936
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .70
20 Berger FB Varmint Alliant RL-7 Subscribe 3092
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .42
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 3746
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .37
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 2987
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.08
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-322 Subscribe 3123
Remarks: compressed load; C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-shot 100-yard group (inches): .45
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-4198 Subscribe 2759
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .50
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-4198 Subscribe 2881
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .85
20 Berger FB Varmint Hodgdon H-4198 Subscribe 3064
Remarks: C.O.A.L. (inches): 1.70; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .72