.17 Hornet

Reloading data for .17 Hornet cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_18
Load data for caliber ".17 Hornet"
The .17 Hornet (HOR-net) is a relatively new centerfire rifle cartridge released in 2012 by ammunition manufacturer Hornady. Based on the .22K-Hornet case, this round has quickly gained popularity among varmint and predator hunters due to its versatility, low recoil and high magazine capacity.

The .17 Hornet offers velocities very similar to that of the .22 Hornet but with slightly more power and improved accuracy at short to medium ranges. It's specifically designed for use on smaller game animals such as groundhogs, coyotes, foxes and prairie dogs, but can also be used effectively for larger animals such as deer.

You find .17 Hornet with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .17 Hornet
Cartridge Type: Rimmed
Bullet Diameter: 0.172 '' | 4.37 mm
Primer Size: Small Rifle (SR)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.4'' | 35.64 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:1.72'' | 43.76 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:53664.8 psi | 3700 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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