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17-225 Winchester cartridge

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wch, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. wch

    wch Member

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    Does anyone have any loads for this cartridge?
    Thanks.
     
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    Someone with Quickload may have something for you, but that's way overbore with that much case. If it's run hard, the throat will just go away in no time.



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  3. wch

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    17-225

    Yep, waaay overbore; if the throat is eroded, I am going to have the barrel rebored to 6.5 mm.
    I have dies for the 6.5mm-225 cartridge, as well as for the 17-225 and the 6mm-225.
    I plan to keep the loads "sane".
    I just ordered a copy of Quickloads. as they show some information for this cartridge. It should be here soon, I hope.
     
  4. Kernel

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    Running this cartridge thru my modified Powley Computer (sort of a simplified QuickLoad), using a 25 grain bullet, a conservative 80% load density, and a few other assumptions, suggests a load of 30 grains of 4350 for 3,940 fps from a 22” barrel.

    Flipping thru Wildcat Cartridges Volume II by Wolf Publishing there is there is an article, an old reprint from Handloader Magazine, titled “Those Amazing .17 Calibers” by none other than P.O. Ackley. He states 29 grains of 4350 for 3600 fps, and 33.5 grains of 4350 for 4,444 fps, from a 22” barrel.

    He also tried 3031. 24 grains gave 3774 fps, 26 grains gave 4050 fps, and 28 grains gave 4275.

    Were I to experiment with a .17-250 wildcat I would stick to moderately slow powders, in the speed range of N150, RL17, and 4350.
     
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