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4,000 FPS

 

It's been around for a while as a wildcat (.221 Fireball necked down), know as the .17 Mach IV

 

What do ya'll think about it?  It is supposed to be quieter than its big brother the .17 Rem. and does not foul barrels like the .17 Rem.

 

Remington is making a limited edition 700 chambered in it.

 

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A guy at my range has a .17 Mach 4. 

Wicked accurate too!

 

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sweet looking as well, could be an issue if windy though
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I've got a H&R Topper in Hornet and that rifle is a killer.  I use it for coons primarily but one day I had the opportunity to shoot a hog with it and much to my surprise he fell right over.
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the hornet is a neat little round i have one in a win 1885 low wall that po ackley made into a "K" hornet, its not a screamer by any means like the 17 fireball, but it works
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In that caliber class, I'd personally just opt for the .204 Ruger.  Though it's probably louder, it's slightly faster, easier to clean, easier to find ammo for, cheaper to shoot, available in more rifles, and not as wind drift sensitive.  I like the .17 rimfires a lot, but I've never warmed up to the .17 centerfires, as much as anything because they are a pain to handload, manipulating those tiny bullets in the cases and keeping them oriented correctly for seating.



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So what's next a 5mm Fireball?
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Originally posted by rootmanslim rootmanslim wrote:

YAWN we have the Hornet, the 222, the 22-250, 220 swift and my old timer the 22-06. the rest is created need and hype.

 

So, what do you get, then, if you already have all the above, minus the 22-06, plus .223, 6PPC, 6BR, and you WANT another varmint rifle?

 

Sounds to me like a bona-fide "need" for a hot .17, .20 VarTarg, .204, etc.!!!!

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if i can find a 222 in a remington 788 that would be my next varmint rifle to match up with the 22-250 788 i already have, if not i have liking to the 220 swift.
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