The .17 Hornet is the quintessential mid-range varmint cartridge—regardless if you’re hunting east or west of the Mississippi River. The tabulated results clearly illustrate why; only 12.2 grs. of Accurate 1680—that’s 573 shots per pound of propellant—is needed to propel the volatile, 20-gr. V-Max bullet to 3726 f.p.s. And, when zeroed at 200 yds., the tiny projectile impacts 1" high at 100 yds. and only drops 6.1" at 300 yds., where it still has 210 ft.-lbs. of energy remaining—plenty to ruin the day of the largest coyote. Trajectory-wise, that’s slightly better than the .223 Rem. when loaded with the 55-gr. V-Max, and the .17 Hornet has a mild report and nil recoil, too. Even in a full-value, 10-m.p.h. wind, the .223 Rem. offers only slightly less deflection than the .17 Hornet out to 300 yds.
Latest Loads: .17 Hornet
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Contemporary Longrifle Association, Judson Brenman and sons have made a masterpiece contemporary Kentucky Longrifle for a raffle held by the organization for the occasion.
Since its invention at the end of the 19th century, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle design has become an iconic American firearm that is still produced and celebrated to this day.
Leupold’s DeltaPoint Micro doesn’t look like any other slide-mounted optic. Rather than using a flat-bottomed design, the DP Micro features an L-shaped mounting surface that covers the top-rear portion of its host’s slide, with a small 9 mm lens sitting atop the gun and the battery compartment overhanging the aft of the slide.