17 PPC

The following data was developed in a custom rifle built on a HALL BR action. The rifle has several barrels chambered for a number of calibers based on the PPC case. I am very intrigued by the 17 caliber. Iíve had a SAKO HB rifle chambered for the 17 REMINGTON for a number of years. The best groups I could get out of that one was just over Ĺ an inch for five shots at 100 yards, and that was at a reduced velocity of just 0ver 3300 fps. That was when only HORNADY made bullets for this caliber.

Since that time Iíve shot a 17 MK IV built on another HALL action. This one turned out to be extremely accurate. And as the PPC case is a larger than the 17 Remington, I though it would be interesting to check and see how good it might be, both in accuracy and velocity. The advantage we have now is in the availability of very good bullets from a number of custom makers.

The rifle has a 24-inch barrel, a LEUPOLD 24X BR scope in JEWEL live center rings on KELBLY bases. LAPUA 220 Russian brass and FEDERAL 205M primers. All bullets were MOLLY COATED, except the 15 grain BERGER, which were DANZAC COATED.

All groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

27.0 H414

3675

0.320

HAMMET 30 GR HPBT

27.5

3726

0.253

 

28.0

3781

0.489

 

28.5

3810

0.470

 

29.0

3863

0.676

 

29.5

3923

0.445

 

30.0

3985

0.442

 

28.0 H380

3796

0.500

 

28.5

3842

0.396

 

29.0

3891

0.740

 

29.5

4012

0.556

 

28.0 VVN 550

3982

0.449

 

28.5

4041

0.481

 

29.0

4117

0.512

 

29.5

4219

0.286

 

30.0 VVN 560

3691

0.413

 

27.0 VVN 540

4055

0.410

 

27.5

4109

0.532

 

28.0

4193

0.895

 

28.5

4251

1.095

 

27.0 RL 15

4008

0.471

 

27.5

4099

0.526

 

28.0

4194

0.640

 

28.5

4251

0.702

 

20.0 VVN 135

3299

0.499

BERGER 30 GR HP

20.4

3342

0.568

 

20.8

3394

0.506

 

21.2

3453

0.636

 

21.6

3524

0.699

 

22.0

3565

0.430

 

22.4

3623

0.643

 

22.8

3684

0.875

 

23.2

3705

0.711

 

23.6

3759

1.137

 

24.0

3802

0.970

 

25.0 VVN 540

3867

1.097

 

25.4

3912

0.667

 

25.8

3932

0.751

 

26.2

4001

0.746

 

26.6

4020

0.372

 

27.0

4126

0.320

 

27.4

4178

0.383

 

27.8

4211

0.456

4 SHOTS HIT TARGET!

26.0 VVN 550

3747

0.592

 

26.5

3823

0.423

 

27.0

3899

0.589

 

27.5

3944

0.656

 

28.0

3991

0.357

3 SHOTS HIT TARGET!

26.0 W760

3615

0.421

BERGER 25 GR HP

26.5

3640

0.332

 

27.0

3724

0.381

 

27.5

3768

0.365

 

28.0

3831

0.290

 

28.5

3869

0.381

 

29.0

3983

0.338

 

29.5

4026

0.378

 

30.0

4119

0.258

 

25.0 RL 15

3849

0.435

 

25.5

3922

0.312

 

26.0

4019

0.339

 

26.5

4095

0.460

 

27.0

4183

0.627

 

27.5

4268

0.682

 

28.0

4349

0.441

3 SHOTS HIT TARGET!

27.0 RL 15

4120

0.811

HAMMET 25 GR HP

27.5

4190

0.528

 

28.0

4237

0.228

 

28.5

4315

0.322

 

29.0

4388

0.356

 

29.5

4459

0.201

 

30.0

4543

0.304

 

27.0 VARGET

4095

0.541

BERGER 15 GR HP

27.5

4242

0.387

 

28.0

4396

0.695

 

28.5

4447

0.474

 

29.0

4492

0.423

 

29.5

4554

0.421

 

30.0

4634

0.423

 

30.5

4718

0.250

 
       
       

 

 

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