and it not only was tack driver, the terminal performance was out standing. bullet that was the was better than butter on bread in my 17 AH. "The liar who charms and disarms and wreaths himself in artifice is too agreeable to be called a demon.
I've taken 4 coyotes with my CZ 527 17 Hornet and the farthest one has run was maybe 20 yards. Brooke McEldowney.
V-Max bullet. When habitually pitting your .17 Hornet against coyotes, or pressing it into service for prairie dogs in the windy West, you should consider Hornady’s heavier, 0.172"-diameter, 25-gr.
Velocity is supposed to be about 2,800 fps at 150 yards and I've got a couple coyotes with it at that range and some closer. The Story of Leaner, a 197-Inch Wisconsin Archery Buck, Personal Defense Tools and Weapons That Could Save Your Life in an Emergency, How to Build the Best Emergency Go-Bag for Your Truck, 35 Pieces of Deer-Hunting Wisdom to Read Before You Hunt This Season, Sometimes the Best Hunting Happens When You Don’t Know What’s in Store, How to Kill Big Bucks in States That Allow Baiting...Without Baiting, How to Stock Up on Food and Supplies for a Long, Uncertain Winter, 5 Western States to Hunt for the Ultimate Upland Road Trip, Forget Boats—Bowfishing on Foot Is Cheap, Fun, and Easier Than You Might Expect, Struggling to Hit Birds? Blackpowder Mortar & Cannon by Seacoast Artillery, Hand Loading Rifles & Handguns by Diamond K Brass, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Come join the discussion about hunting, fishing, survival, archery gunsmithing, optics, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Thanks to its 0.230 (G1) ballistic coefficient, in a 10-m.p.h. My calculations show a 20-grain bullet at 2,800 fps is good for about a 13 pound animal which would be a really small coyote, but calculations don't always stand up in the real world. The shots were right at 200 yards. If .17 Hornet were my only choice to hunt with, I'd try to keep shots under 100 yards.
In my considered opinion the 17 Hornet is a 100 - 150 yard cartridge, in the hands of a shooter who can consistently put them in the boiler, insofar as Yotes are concerned. Keep the shots inside of 250 yards, and you’ll have no problem killing even the big dogs of the Northeast. The second coyote hopped into a sunflower field, and decided to come back and check out its buddy. Smaller game , like groundhogs, I have taken between 290 and 300 yrds, ranged, and would shoot at a coyote at that range, if it were all I had, but I would recommend more. Read more: Powders and Primers for Reloading the .17 Hornet. Velocity is supposed to be about 2,800 fps at 150 yards and I've got a couple coyotes with it at that range and some closer. With the capability to propel a 55-grain bullet to … Im also gonna buy the 17 hornet..neat little round. With the proper bullet, which I had, I would have taken the shot at out to 150 yards. I have and use a 17FB for coyotes and like the old saying "Speed Kills". I passed on a shot with it that was about 225 yards. Well, I got to try out my 17 Hornet on 2 coyotes this evening. The first coyote (pup) was facing me head on, and I shot it in the eye, DRT. Coyotes are pretty tough.
Calhoon made a 17 cal.
hen habitually pitting your .17 Hornet against coyotes, or pressing it into service for prairie dogs in the windy West, you should consider Hornady’s heavier, 0.172"-diameter, 25-gr. I pushed it at 3,600 fps. Like it or not, the guys over at Coyote Gods the now defunked website killed a lot of coyotes and their opinion was it was too light. In that time, I've lost four coyotes and those were my fault.
Shots would be under 200yrds. I did get that coyote an hour alter with a 257 Ackley. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:EmediaRifleman@nrahq.org For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. Lastly, I’ve found 25-gr., .17-cal. I've seen a few of them take a less-than-perfect shot from a .223 and keep on trucking. full-value breeze the tiny projectile deflects a tad less than its lighter 20-gr. I used to have a .17 Remington and shot a number of coyotes with it. There is a formula to calculate Optimum Game Weight. Some coyotes can take a hit and keep on ticking. I have no doubt that the 17 Remington is better for coyotes than the 17FB which is a lot better than the 17 Hornet.
It also delivers slightly more energy at distance, too.
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Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Although for a dedicated coyote caller, something larger might be more desirable, I think the .17 Hornet is as ideal an overall predator and fur rifle as they come.