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WTB- 17 remington

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by Doug Brown, Feb 8, 2011.

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  1. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to buy a rifle in .17 Remington or a barrel for a T/C encore. Thanks
     
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    I have a nib 17 fireball in remington vtr green stock and triangle barrel with ports.$750.00
    thanks Zimmie
     
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    No you dont trust me
     
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    Just wondering why not ricks1 ? I have a custom built 17 rem on a Remington 722 action and a 26 inch shilen barrel. I have taken several varmints with it and a great little rifle for recoil and shoots with extreme accuracy.
     
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    I have a factory 17 Remington BDL with 20 rounds through it

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    gene how much for your 17 bdl?
     
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    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    I build 700's. The .17 Rem is a superb short range varmint round. The only "why not" would be that you must clean it every 5 to 10 shots to maintain its accuracy. The round leaves quite a bit of residue in the barrel and with such a tiny bore, the lands and grooves get fouled quickly. No bid deal, you just have to clean a lot.
    The .17 Fireball is the solution to the fouling problem. Nearly the same ballistics as its cousin, the Fireball uses a much more efficient case which leaves much less fouling and requires much less cleaning to maintain its accuracy. The Fireball is also enjoying a bit of popularity right now so ammo is not too hard to find.

    Either one is a bunch of fun to shoot. Enjoy whichever you choose.
     
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    Two big ways to mitigate the need for as frequent cleaning on the 17s

    1. Moly coat the bullets- you are probably good for going 100-200 rounds. Moly coating the bore may help but not very much.

    2. Use one of those polishing kits for the bore where you use bullets coated with different levels of abrasive

    Regards from Iowa

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    Fouling from jacketed bullets? Or the ones with the plastic tips?
     
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    Have been playing with the sub-calibers for 35+ years.

    Wildcat and commercial twenties and seventeens.

    Wildcat fourteens too. The eleven grain bullets buck the wind much better than the ten-and-a-half grain 14 caliber bullets.

    The sub-calibers are a hoot to take to the prairie dog towns.

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    Doug Brown I forgot that my brother has a Remington 700 BDL .17 rem with less then 20 rounds fired through it with some nice wood. The trigger has been reworked with lighter springs and polishing work done, stock has been glass bedded. The hanload is written down in his book, he only loaded the one hanload and it shot so good he stopped with that load he then put it away.I just spoke with him. he said he would sell it for 650.00 plus shipping to your FFL unless you live in KY, then it can be face to face maybe.He also said he thinks he has the box it came in.
     
  13. Doug Brown

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    Thanks for now, I'm dealing on two.
     
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    Bottom Dollar Gun and Archery in Washington CH Ohio has one. A Winchester 70 with a bull barrel and Bell and Carlson stock. I dunno what the price was but their phone number is 740.426.8814

    JASON
     
  15. Doug Brown

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    Still looking.
     
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    what exactly are you looking for in a 17??
     
  17. Doug Brown

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    Would prefer a Remington with a sporter barrel.
     
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