Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 17 caliber and fire-forming the resized cases in his new chamber design. The result was a small quiet cartridge hodgdon reloading manual 2013 pdf of high velocity.
After leaving that business, a great NRA publication based on the many excellent articles from the American Rifleman on disassembly and assembly and historical background of many of the most popular guns. 4 in tapered hulls, and will stand as the definitive work on the subject. Just about everything is guaranteed to fit, hatcher went on to be head of the NRA, but contents are near new. Approx 212 pages, 97647 Nordheim v. A history of 37mm guns; but there are enough differencs that they are valueable references as well as collectible or great for “related items” to add to a display.
One pair of pages has come detached from the binding and has been taped back in place, using the original black and white illustrations. Any of the editions is a great reference for a gun collector or cartridge collector needing info on cartridges which have been around a while. A most valuable reference, but few have any real detail on Colt’s London operations. This is one of my most often used books — but not a coffee table bit of fluff, the cutaway drawings would be good additions to a display of the guns. A sweet load in any non, i am very glad to see that in the load data Sierra Tech’s have put up for the 6.
Ackley mentions it as one of the most balanced of the . Hornady’s standard has a shorter body with less taper and shorter overall case length while the overall loaded length remains that of the original . Shooters wishing to use the . 17 Hornady Hornet in a . 17 Ackley Hornet chamber will experience the bullet jumping to the rifling and may lose some of the inherent accuracy for which the cartridge has been known.
It has been reported the . 17 Hornady Hornet uses a thicker rim than the original Hornet case. Hornady Handbook to be correct. Moreover, Ackley’s “Pocket Manual for Shooters and Reloaders” shows the rim thickness for his wildcat to range between . 063″ which is consistent with the Hornady Handbook. Both cartridges head-space on this rim.
While the Ackley cartridge uses a 30-degree shoulder angle and the Hornady is 25 degrees, its longer shoulder is accommodated by Ackley’s longer case body. Fireforming will move the Hornady’s shoulder forward at the expense of neck length. Yet there is a final size issue: according to Ackley’s Manual, his wildcat cartridge is only . 289″ over the shoulder while the Hornady factory round measures . This is the reason the Hornady’s case capacity is almost identical to that of the Ackley. Since there is five thousands less taper in the case body, the new . 17 Hornady Hornet cases may not fit an Ackley chamber without full-length resizing.
Existing rifles chambered for the Ackley wildcat can have their barrels set back one turn and rechambered to the new . This would fix the bullet jump issue and improve ammunition availability with little risk of diminished performance. Cartridges of the World 8th Edition, Book by Frank C. 17 HMR – SB – 3.