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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HANDLOADER, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. HANDLOADER

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    Take a 44mag case neck it down to take 17 rem bullet make a single action pistol for it and call it a 17 mag.
    :what:
     
  2. mkl

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    I'd call it the 17 Dragon Breath for the six foot flame it would throw.:D
     
  3. LJH

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    call it the big bang, I am mostly sure that the thing would kaboom.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    I'd call it the ""#%@%$#@%^ @&*&^#%#[email protected]^#%^!!! :banghead::cuss:

    That's what you will call it when you try necking down a .44 case to .17 caliber!

    rcmodel
     
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    CRAZY!

    you tell me how that turns out, alright
     
  7. Mark K. C.

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    Let us know how that turns out.
     
  8. mkl

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    Reminds me of the .22 Eargesplitten Loundenboomer.

    Twas a .378 Weatherby necked down to .22 caliber.

    4600 fps with 50 grain bullet in early trials.

    Gotta love Ackley's handbooks (page 141, volume II).
     
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    HANDLOADER: You would be the ideal candidate to neck down a 55 gallon barrel to 0.501. Shall we call it the 50RootinTootinRunnyCowFlopPoopinBarnYardSpecial, And for short, we'll call it the 50YourHorseHasKidneyProblemsAlso:neener:
     
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    HANDLOADER; If you ever get this done please post some pictures. I've got to see this!
     
  11. FreeinAZ

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    Bought a blackhawk a while back with a extra cylinder for 357 Bobcat (44mag necked to 357) Sends a 125 grain bullet around 2000 FPS. Can only imagine what it would do to a 17!
     
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    What's a .357 Bain & Davis? I thought that THAT was a .44 Mag necked down to .357. I DO like the ballistics, though! I wonder if I could get a Marlin .357 carbine rechambered to one!
     
  13. peacemaker45

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    If you're talking about .17 Rem, rather than .17 HMR, I'm not sure what you'd gain by horsing around with .44 Mag brass. The .44 brass is a little wider, but also a little shorter. .17 is .3759" wide through the body of the case, .44 Rem Mag is .457". The .17 case is 1.53 to the base of the neck, the .44 is 1.28. When you allow for the capacity lost in necking down, you might, I repeat, might see a net gain of 4 grains, or so. Overboring isn't the most efficient way to gain performance, either.

    If you've really got a hankering for ballistic nonsense, try making a .17-06. Or even better, a .17 Rigby.
     
  14. .38 Special

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    Sissies. A local gun shop had a 50 BMG necked down to .17 caliber. Fellow I talked to said it took him a dozen tries before he figured it out. Took a lot of inside neck reaming and annealing. But the bar has been set, anyway!
     
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