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Old 12-07-2021, 11:58 PM
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Default 17 caliber game bullets

Does anyone or has anyone made a soft point for small game hunting with 17 caliber centerfire rifles?
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Old 12-08-2021, 12:46 AM
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I think I have some custom soft points that were made long ago.
I'll go take a look and see what I find.

and I'm back...

I have a box of old 17 caliber 30 gr. SP Farley's Custom Bullets.
The tips are oxidized and the jackets dull.

John

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Old 12-08-2021, 02:03 AM
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I have 700 Herters brand 25's.
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Old 12-08-2021, 03:57 AM
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I have 700 Herters brand 25's.
Are those Herter's old wasp shaped ones, like the larger calibers ?
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Old 12-08-2021, 05:40 AM
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Bee:

what game are you talking about?
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Old 12-08-2021, 12:53 PM
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No Bill.
Just a plain flat base.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:32 PM
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I think I have some custom soft points that were made long ago.
I'll go take a look and see what I find.

and I'm back...

I have a box of old 17 caliber 30 gr. SP Farley's Custom Bullets.
The tips are oxidized and the jackets dull.

John
Did you ever try them on squirrel or rabbit?
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:32 PM
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I have 700 Herters brand 25's.
Did you ever try shooting any of them? How did they do?
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:33 PM
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Bee:

what game are you talking about?
Squirrels and rabbits. No Big Game
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Old 12-09-2021, 02:44 AM
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Did you ever try shooting any of them? How did they do?
Just once out of a .17_204. I don't remember my load data but guessing I loaded them the same as my Nagel 30 pet loads.
Just a few but wasn't super impressed. Did not tinker to try n find better.
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