The .17 Hornet ammo is a .17 caliber centerfire rifle cartridge originally offered as a “wildcat cartridge” developed by P.O. Ackley in the early 1950s. He created this non-factory (wildcat) offering by simply necking-down the .22 Hornet to .17 caliber and fire-forming the resized cases in his new chamber design. The result was a small quiet cartridge capable of high velocity. Ackley mentions it as one of the most balanced of the .17 cartridges of his time; likely, this is still true
17 Hornet are frangible enough to avoid large exit wounds and the resulting pelt damage. The . 17 WSM—a smoking rimfire which drives that 20-grain V-Max to 3000 fps—is a good choice for those who have no interest in reloading ammo, or the ability to reload cartridges in this class.
How does 17 HMR differ from 17 Hornet?
Is the 17 Hornet a good round?
. 17 Hornet is regarded by coyote hunters to be an effective round out to 350-yards.
Why buy 17 hornet cartridge
The 17 hornet ammo is a hunting cartridge, especially for hunters looking for something more powerful
It makes a great choice for furbearers – including the foxes, bobcats and even the largest coyotes – as the bullets loaded in the . 17 Hornet are frangible enough to avoid large exit wounds and the resulting pelt damage.