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David Hancock

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  • Birthday 04/23/1963

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  1. David Hancock

    If you could choose one caliber for foxes, what would it be?

    .222 was THE Benchrest calibre of choice the God was a lad !
  2. David Hancock

    Storage for FAC application

    Or you could store then with your local RFD - if he is local - though picking them up, going shooting and then returning them, may temporarily restrict your trigger time. Safe option though.
  3. David Hancock

    Delta Stryker

    Stephentri, I'm in agreement with Rob. I was looking at the Kahles 624i with a SKMR3 ret (at£2240 or thereabouts) - as I could not get my head around all the divided opinions regarding S&B. Do I break open my piggy bank and go Swaro with Tactical turrets, IOR's are fugly, The Bushnell DMR is great BUT for £1245 - optics warehouse 10% off - the Delta Stryker is a darned good piece of kit. Eye relief - tick, turrets - tick, 34mm tube - tick, sexy bugger - tick, ret - tick, glass - tick, tick
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    Geoff, I agree. It was supposed to be a semi custom "blueprinted" rifle . . . .
  5. David Hancock

    17 hornet

    15 on Guntrader, but not like the HW66 I have which is stunning .
  6. David Hancock

    6.5 PRC

    Article today on www.6mmbr.com about the PRC calibre. Worth a shuftie . . .
  7. Re squibs - I had one and didn't realise it. i was very lucky that the bullet had only gone into the barrel a very short distance and prevented the next round from fully chambering, other wise it could have been pretty bad. I think that was the incident that really made my mind up to get out of 17HMR. Ditto. If you discount (broccoli, not bothered as I don't smoke !!!) the cost differential of .17HMR compared to the fun / benefit / confidence / practicality my 17H gives me, then .17HMR is a dodo !
  8. Chaz - I have just picked up a HW66 Jagd-Match in .17 Hornet to replace my .223 as I deliberately wanted an (smaller cal) accurate vermin and fox calibre to shoot from 100 - 300 metres - 150 yard fox. I have a 6.5Creedmoor for further. I do not reload. I sold my .17HMR five years ago due to poor / inconsistent ammunition. It still continues. I had a .204 which was supposed to be bluepirnted and shot like a pig - it's a great calibre and a lot of people love them. My "cheap crappy" Howa 1500 .223 shot lights out everything from 40gn V-Max to 50 gn Sako and 55gn V-Max. Stunning. The drop on a .17HMR with a 100 yard zero - to 200 is Circa 4.4in. The drop on the .17Hornet with a 200 yard zero - to 300 is Circa 6in with a 20gn Hornady V-Max shooting 3650 ft s. Check the Hornady website for more. I will get slightly less than this as the HW has a 18inch barrel. There is a limited choice of ammunition at the moment - Hornady 20gn V-max and the 15.5gn Eco stuff. 25 rounds is £24.00. I'm getting 0.6 or 0.7MOA. There is no recoil. The suppression with a Wildcat Panther Moderator is significantly less than a .17HMR. It's a dream to shoot. If you keep the .223, you will still have a deer legal rifle (unlike the 22 Hornet) and shooting GECO will be cheaper than .17H Personally, I love the .17H / HW66. It totally trashes the rationale of a .17HMR and can be reloaded.
  9. David Hancock

    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    GT3 - yes 18 inches ?
  10. Anyone with direct experience of these please ?
  11. David Hancock

    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    I can get a tweeked one from Athlon - added to my never ending list !!!!
  12. David Hancock

    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    Snaggle. I like the Athlon for the money - £320. I like the FFP and glass clarity. The turret cap does not line up on the marking of the turret body which does my OCD in. It dials fine but £ for £, I like the Hawke Sidewinder. Comparing apples I have a Delta Stryker on my Creedmoor which is stunning but then again it's £1300 not £320 and Richard Utting was comparing the Delta against the IOR's and Athlon Cronus I believe.
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    17 Hornet. HW66 J-M

    17 Hornet in HW66 Jagd-Match. Tier One rings, Wildcat Panther Mod and Athlon Argos BTR 6-24x50 FFP mil/mil scope. Windy out today, first time to run in but delivering three shots with Hornady 20gn V-Max Superformance at 80 yards consistently in less than a 10 pence piece. A surprising little calibre for vermin and fox and suppression which is measurably less than .17HMR. It's a right hand stock, but 10 minutes with a Dremel scalloped out a little bit of stock to fit my leftyness.

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