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17 Hornet:

17 Hornet Description:
 The 17 Hornet is a .17" (4.3 mm) caliber center-fire rifle cartridge, once fired, the cartridge casing is then able to be loaded again with various combinations of primers, powders and .1725" (4.382 mm) diameter bullets by those that hand-load their own rifle ammunition.

17 Hornet Reloading:
 Safe, reliable load data is available online.

17 Hornet Cartridge Specifications:

Cartridge Bullet Diameter: .1725 Inch (4.382 mm).
Cartridge Case Primer Pocket Size: Small Rifle.
Cartridge Case Neck Diameter: .1940 Inch (4.928 mm).
Cartridge Case Shoulder Diameter: .2940 Inch (7.468 mm).
Cartridge Case Rim Diameter: .350 Inch (8.89 mm).
Cartridge Case Length, Maximum: 1.350 Inches (34.290 mm).
Cartridge Case Length, Trimmed: 1.340 Inches (34.036 mm).
Cartridge Overall Length, Maximum: 1.720 Inches (43.69 mm).

17 Hornet Rifle Specifications:

Bore Diameter: .168 Inch (4.27 mm).
Groove Diameter: .172 Inch (4.37 mm).
Rifling Twist Rate: 1 in 9 Inch (228.6 mm) / Optional By Rifle Manufacturer.
Note: Rifling twist rates are optional for rifle manufacturers, they can use whatever twist rate they choose for their rifles, always check this before buying a rifle.

17 Hornet Ballistics:
Test Rifle, Barrel Length: 24 Inches (60.96 cm).
Ammunition: Hornady 15.5 grain NTX bullet.
Bullet Weight: 15.5 grains (1.00438311 grams).
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .115.
Range Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 500 yds.
Bullet Velocity: 3,870 fps. 2,940 fps. 2,178 fps. 1,550 fps. 1,120 fps. 927 fps.
Bullet Energy: 515 ft.lbs. 297 ft.lbs. 163 ft.lbs. 83 ft.lbs. 43 ft.lbs. 30 ft.lbs.
Bullet Drop: - 1.8 In. 0 - 2.4 In. - 12.4 In. - 37.4 In. - 90.0 In.
Range Muzzle 100 m 200 m 300 m 400 m 500 m
Bullet Velocity: 1,180 mps. 871 mps. 623 mps. 426 mps. 312 mps. 264 mps.
Bullet Energy: 699 j. 382 j. 195 j. 91 j. 49 j. 35 j.
Bullet Drop: - 4.6 cm 0 - 9.8 cm - 50.4 cm - 158.3 cm - 380.6 cm

17 Hornet Ballistics:
Test Rifle, Barrel Length: 24 Inches (60.96 cm).
Ammunition: Hornady 20 grain V-Max bullet.
Bullet Weight: 20 grains (1.2959782 grams).
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .185.
Range Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 500 yds.
Bullet Velocity: 3,650 fps. 3,077 fps. 2,574 fps. 2,122 fps. 1,721 fps. 1,383 fps.
Bullet Energy: 592 ft.lbs. 420 ft.lbs. 294 ft.lbs. 200 ft.lbs. 132 ft.lbs. 85 ft.lbs.
Bullet Drop: - 1.8 In. 0 - 1.9 In. - 9.2 In. - 24.2 In. - 51.3 In.
Range Muzzle 100 m 200 m 300 m 400 m 500 m
Bullet Velocity: 1,113 mps. 922 mps. 756 mps. 609 mps. 481 mps. 381 mps.
Bullet Energy: 802 j. 551 j. 371 j. 240 j. 150 j. 94 j.
Bullet Drop: - 4.6 cm 0 - 7.6 cm - 34.1 cm - 91.2 cm - 199.6 cm

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