.17 Remington Centerfire Rifle Cartridge
The infamous .17 Rem
The .17 Remington was produced by Remington in the 1970s. It was based on the .223 Remington case and has never seen great popularity. Fouling and poor accuracy were cited but frequent users of the cartridge put these myths to rest. It is a fine cartridge for game up to 75lbs.
.17 Remington as a Predator Round - There is nothing better for fur harvesting
The .17 Remington has a poor reputation as a barrel fouler, barrel burner, throat burner, inaccurate, not adequate for coyotes, hard to load for and a slim selection of bullets.
I'm here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth. It doesn't foul barrels any more than the other hot predator rounds like the .220 swift and .204 Ruger. It doesn't burn throats or barrels, I personally know of .17s out there with over a 1000 rounds through them without any noticeable loss in accuracy.
I can also vouch for the fact that the .17 is more than adequate for coyote sized game including the tough javelina. I even know people who regularly use it for white tails but I wouldn't recommend going quite that large.
All I'm trying to say is that it's more than adequate for what it was intended for, varmints and predator hunting.
The little .17 is a superb calling rifle because of little to no fur damage. If you're predator hunting you should be skinning them out, really what other reason is there to shoot them? If you don't want to skin them take a camera and shoot them with that. I've been selling fur for years and the .17 makes a tiny entrance that you can't even find until skinning them out. There is rarely and exit.
It could be the best factory predator cartridge on the market today. I have compiled a number of great articles on the .17 Remington and other .17 caliber articles. Be sure to check out my other lenses on predator hunting and the .17 predator wildcat cartridge.
Comparing the parent .223 rem with the .17 rem and a couple of wildcat .17s
.17 Remington Articles - Learn what the .17 Remington is really like
This is a compilation of articles that talk about the .17 Remington.
- 17 Caliber Wildcats written by Richard Cundiff
During the last few months of the 20th century, we were introduced to some wondrous products from the firearms and ammunition industry. One of these wonders was the Hornady 17 HMR, which set historic sales records when it hit the marketplace. Speaki
- A little article on the .17 Rem, taken from the 26th Hogdon Data Manual
One might think logically that a cartridge that's been with us since 1971, one that burns about the same amount of powder as the .222, produces about the same amount of muzzle blast as the .223, generates about the same level of recoil as the .22 Hor
- Why the .17? written by Eric Mayer
If you listen to most outdoor writers today, they will tell you that in your quest to find the ultimate Varmint rifle you should stay away from the .17 Remington. They give reasons like, "it's to hard to load for", "the bullets are too light", "the b
- The .17 Remington written by Chuck Hawks
As I write these words, Remington's rifle offerings in .17 Rem. caliber are their popular Model 700 BDL deluxe and 700 Light Varmint bolt actions. The latter rifle is supplied with a 22 inch barrel with a 1 turn in 9" twist, and has a magazine capaci
- .17 Rem technical data
A nice resource for .17 rem technical data
- The 17 Remingtion written by Stan Skinner
A nice Guns & Ammo writeup on the .17 Rem