Feel the sting

Edgar Brothers is holding four range days around the country to give firearms certificate holders the chance to try out the new .17 Hornet calibre.

Those who bring their valid FAC have the opportunity to fire a Savage Model 25 in .17 Hornet using Hornady .17 Hornet. The new Weaver Kaspa scope range, Firebird Reactive Targets, and the CZ 455 Evolution will also be in attendance, and one lucky individual will win a Model 25 .17 Hornet rifle from Savage.

Derek Edgar, managing director at Edgar Brothers, said: “Based on the .22 Hornet cartridge case, the new .17 Hornet propels the 20-grain V-MAX at 3,650fps.

“It’s an economical centrefire round that puts the sting on vermin out to 300 yards.”

Riflecraft in Norfolk and Dauntsey Guns in Wiltshire will host the event on 29 and 30 September, respectively, from where it will go to Derbyshire’s Calton Moor Ranges on 6 October and Low Mill Ranges in Cumbria on 7 October. Owner of Low Mill Ranges, Peter Hathaway-Jones, said: “It’s exciting to be involved with the launch of a new calibre. The range day gives us the opportunity to showcase Remington MDT-TAC 21 chassis systems for the Remington 700s and LMR long barrel 1911 pistols.”

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