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anyone own or shoot a .17-222 mag?

bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
edited March 2007 in Ask the Experts
was reading an old mag from 1971 and it talked about how its been around for 20 years (then)
is the 17-222 still around???
Retired Naval Aviation
Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
Former NSSA All American
Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
MO, CT, VA.

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  • nononsensenononsense Member, Moderator Posts: 10,648 ******
    edited November -1
    bobski,

    Since it was never a commercial cartridge it is not around. The 17-222 was and is a wildcat cartridge so in effect it is always around whenever a shooter decides he or she wants to build one. Semantics, I know.

    The 17-222 is so close to the commercial .17 Rem. that there is hardly a reason for anyone to chamber for it. The current .17 attempt is by Remington again with their newest chambering, the .17-221 Fireball. This is a minor variation on the much older wildcat, the .17 Mach IV.

    If you've never shot a seventeen, you've missed a lot. Simply amazing!

    Best.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    been a lot of talk about 17's here.
    so the new 17 rem is actually the 17-221 fireball?
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • nononsensenononsense Member, Moderator Posts: 10,648 ******
    edited November -1
    bobski,

    New 17 Remington Fireball

    Lighting Up Small Targets and the World of Small-Caliber Performance.

    It's time you warmed up to 4,000 fps velocities, extreme accuracy and less cleaning. The next generation of small-caliber performance is here for 2007. The Remington-exclusive 17 Remington Fireball. It breaks the 4,000 fps barrier with one of the smallest powder charges ever - this means less fouling and more shots between cleanings. It's a super-efficient case design that, when matched with our 20-grain AccuTip-V, shoots flatter than a 22-250 Remington 55-grain loading. Plus, there's virtually no recoil or muzzle jump, so you never lose sight of your target. Based on the 17 Mach IV wildcat (a necked-down version of our 221 Remington Fireball) which has been a favorite for several years due to its inherent speed and accuracy, we're proud to say we've made the design a little better, and made it our own. The new 17 Remington Fireball.

    http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/centerfire/17_Remington_Fireball.asp

    Best.
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