Mike Powell tests old against new, with CZ’s 527 rifle chambered in .17 Hornet going up against the tried-and-tested .22 Hornet version of the rifle
The .22 Hornet’s popularity has waned in the last decade. Will its direct descendant, the new .17 Hornet, prove more enticing?
For some time now, I have owned and used an Anschütz 17/17 .17 HMR and a Weihrauch HW60J .22 Hornet. When I heard about the new Hornady .17 Hornet, I was intrigued. Where, I wondered, would this calibre fit in, and how would it compare with the two I already have?
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.
Ammunition manufacturer Hornady has necked down the .22 Hornet to .17 calibre, creating the .17 Hornet.