.17 Remington

Technical Specifications

 

Country of Origin United States
Diameter – Bore .168” (4,27mm)
Diameter – Groove .172” (4,37mm)
Introduced 1971
Pressure – Max Average 52,000 CUP (425 MPa)
Regulators SAAMI & CIP
Groove Details 6 x 0.123” (3,12mm)
Shellholder – RCBS 10
Twist – Proof Barrel 1:9.0” (1:229mm)
Cartridge Essentials

 

Action Size Recommended Miniature length & .223 bolt face
Barrel Life 1,400 – 1,800 rounds
Case – Body Taper .99°
Case – Neck Length 0.260” (6,60mm) = 151% of calibre
Case – Trim Length 1.788” (45,42mm)
Parent Case .223 Remington (rimless)
Relative Capacity 26.5 gr water (1,721 cc)
Shoulder Angle 30°
Typical Factory Load Guidelines for Africa
Brand Name Bullet Weight Bullet Description Velocity Fps Energy Ft/Lb Trauma Potential 100% Expansion
Remington 20-gr Rem Accutip 4,250 fps 802 ft/lb 18.4
Remington 25-gr Hornady HP 4,040 fps 906 ft/lb 20.7
Optimum Bullet Application Bands
Band Velocity Parameters Start End
Red-Band ( > 2,600 fps) 0 yds ± 210 yds
Green-Band ( ≤ 2,600 fps – ≤ 2,200 fps) ± 210 yds ± 275 yds
Amber-Band ( ≤ 2,200 fps – ≥ 2,000 fps ± 275 yds ± 315 yds
Bullet Recommendations for Africa
Varmint Frangible
Antelope None recommended
African Game Weight Recommendations
≤ 40lb ( ≤ 18kg)
Most Suitable African Species (assuming legality)
Varmints African wild cat, small spotted cat, rock dassie (hyrax), bat-eared fox, Cape fox, large genet, banded mongoose, dwarf mongoose, water mongoose, yellow mongoose, vervet monkey, striped polecat and the suricate.
Antelope dik-dik, blue duiker and suni.
* Read all about these animals in the book Game Animals of the World by Chris & Tilde Stuart
Optics Guidelines
Eye Relief Non critical
Exit Pupil ≤ 3mm
Magnification: Red-Band ≥ 6x
Magnification: Green-Band ≥ 8x – 9x
Magnification: Amber-Band ≥ 12x – 14x
Objective Lens ≥ 42mm – ≤ 48mm
Parallax Adjustability Required
Reticules Fine
Handloading Guidelines
Load Development 0.25 grain increments
Primer Standard Small Rifle
Propellant Medium-burning rifle: ≥ IMR-3031 to ≤ H-4350
Tips Keep case length and neck wall thickness in spec