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#1 toopointer

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:33 PM

I have bought 2 boxes of Hornady HMR ammo for my Savage, what else is there out there for ammo that people like ? At $12 or so per box, I don't want to buy abunch, and would like to know, besides Hornady that people like.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 06:09 PM

The 2 rounds I attached a pic of my guns likes real well. The hornady XTP 20 grain and the remington 17 v-max.

But as a note all brands of ammo I've tried shoot well in my savage (except winchester, I've not used it yet) the only one my gun hates is the 17 grain TNT by CCI.

I'm sorry to say you'll need to check a few to find the best match to you rifle, alot of people report bad accuracy with the 20 grain, but I'm lucky my gun puts up it's best groups with them.

Another note, I've shot certain lots of some of my favorite ammo that just plain stunk, find the lot that shoots well and buy it in bulk :tumbs: .

The HMR is a real winner in hunting form, a little boring target shooting with it cause it's so darn accurate, I guess there are worse problems to have :D

You'll find that the HMR will shoot right in the 1 inch consistently at 100 yards in almost any situation once you find the magic lot or lots. Alot of the best off the shelf centerfire ammo on the market is hard pressed to make those claims especially shooting them out of a $300 dollar rifle.

Inside 50 yards it'll stack bullets all day. Let me know if you have any problems with that rifle mine was finicky at first til I tweaked it a little.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 12:30 AM

I have a CZ Special in 17 HMR and my best ammo for that gun is CCI 17gr V-Max. It shoots dramatically better than any other ammo I've tried and I've tried them all.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:33 AM

Thanks, I will pick a few brands up Thursday, this give me an idea. :D
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:00 AM

The only experience Ihave with a .17HMR was a friend's Marlin, early last summer. He had 20gr. Hornadays and it was a brand new rifle... he had just dialed the scope close and asked me to shoot it. First 5 rounds @ 50 yds. could have easily covered with a dime. I don't remember or sure, but think I shot 3 groups, maybe 4.... all about the same. He had some 17gr. Hornadays but all I shot, I believe, were 20gr. Trigger on the Marlin was not good at all... he was going to look into a Rifle Basix for it, but don't think has has yet. I was impressed with it for a new rifle that was still on the first box of cartridges.
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:24 PM

If I read my Savage accu-trigger instructions right, I believe it is supposed to be 2.5 lbs.
right from the factory setting. I'm not to keen on dry firing, but I did it a couple of time, and the trigger pull
felt light and good. :D
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 10:30 PM

I like the CCI and Hornady loadings with the V-max bullet.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:16 PM

I bought a box of CCI hollow points today for the heck of it. I want to see how the bullet reacts at such good velocity !! Has anyone tried those ?
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Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:58 AM

i did not like the 17 grain tnt's from CCI.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:40 AM

I may not either, won't know unless I try them ! If the wind ever calms down here, I can go banging LOL.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:50 PM

i did not like the 17 grain tnt's from CCI.



My two rifles like the CCI 17 gr. TNT better than anything that I have found. Just shows you that you cannot know what your rifle is going to like until you try it.

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