Originally Posted by Metalmike123
So what's this new cartridge all about anyway? I have heard a bit about it but I don't know what is so special about it.
According to Hornady, the 17 Hornet has a muzzle velocity of about 3600 fps., a similar trajectory to the 223, with light recoil something like a 22 mag., I assume depending on bullet weight and barrel length. It's supposed to be effective to around 300 yards on varmints. Ammo is not expensive and it sounds like a great round to spend a day watching gophers get misted. I imagine it's quiet as well. What's not to like? I think it will be a commercial success. I will likely get one, but probably wait at least until next year to see who might chamber it.