Varmints For Fun


Well......I finally got some bench time with the 17 PPC. This thing shoots! Rifle is a Hall B nestled in a Richard's Custom Rifles Stock in Rutland "Desert Camo" laminate. This rifle shoots flat as a pancake and will flat knock a yote or fox flat on their butts! I took 7 foxes in 3 days on one farm in 2005. Ranges were from 260 - 389 yards. And crows better look out too! That 30 gr. Kindler is very accurate and seems to dump all of it's energy in the target. I have shot the 30 gr. to 600 yards and it seems like it was made for that distance. Hard to believe that a little bullet like that will buck conditions that far.


17 PPC

VARGET 30 GR. Kindlers Velocity Remarks
47 Loads are in "clicks" 3890  
47.5 Harrell Measure 3994 0.28
48   4042 very good .128
48.5   4067 max. .279
N135      
46.5   4044  
47   4088 0.179
47.5   4124 0.247Caution. Accurate …but may not work in hot weather
Benchmark      
44   4036 pierced primer?
44.5   4126  
45   4204 Rifle does not like this powder

Barrel is a Lilja 1-9 tw, 26 in. with a .197 nk. Fed 205 Match primers were used with all loads. Loads are in clicks, not grains. A Harrells powder measure  was used and a Nikon 6.5x20 scope was used. All groups are @ 100 yards.

Caution: This load data works in my gun .... reduce all loads at least 10% and work up.

Rifle was built by Richard's Custom Rifles


HALL WITH 17 PPC BARREL AND RICHARD'S CUSTOM RIFLES STOCK

Set up on the bench.

The Hall in final production.

Set up on the bench.

 

VARGET LOADS

VARGET AND N 135 LOADS