Anschutz 17HMR Accuracy

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  1. M16_4_REAL

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    In searching through a couple different forums looking for actual examples of anschutz accuracy, I didn’t really find anything to my satisfaction.
    I didn’t let that deter me from buying a lightly used 1517 at a steal.
    Once in hand, I added a Harris bipod (my rifle does not have the uit rail), dip picatinny base, and high power benchrest scope. In the very near future I will have a 3” benchrest adapter to use with my front rest. I also did not have a proper torque wrench so I just had to go by feel with the action screws. I have since ordered a wrench with proper values for torquing down the screws to factory spec. Once I get the ammo selection squared away, I will do a test with different torque values to see which is best for this setup.
    I have a few other 17hmr rifles so I grabbed a couple boxes of ammo I had lying around and made it out to the range for some ammo testing. All I can say is damn impressive. This anschutz has definitely got it.
    I shot a few round robin groups with each ammo type in various wind conditions (2-13mph according to the kestrel), and came up with some great results. I usually do 5 round groups but with the wind, I wanted to save some rounds to repeat the test another day with better conditions.
    All groups were 3 rounds, shot at 50 yards, using bipod and rear bag.

    Ammo types were: from top to bottom

    Hornady 17g VMax
    Best: .105”
    CCI 20g GamePoint
    Best: .160”
    CCI 17g A17
    Best: .110”
    Federal 17g TNT
    Best: .065”
     

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  2. Mark McMahon

    Mark McMahon Silver $$ Contributor

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    I also had a 1517 yrs ago, extremely accurate
     
  3. pacificman

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    I wish I had a Anschutz in 17 HMR as I have read they are probably the most accurate out there!;):)
     
  4. johara1

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    I have a CZ 17HRM and it too liked Federal and it shot 1/4 min. at 50 and a 1/2 min at 100 yds. It is a sporter and I have a 6x42 Leupold on it perfect for yard work up to 150 yds. It is bedded and the barrel floated and trigger work it is very nice to shoot.... jim
     
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  5. M16_4_REAL

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    I’ve had a few different rifles in 17hmr, a cz 455 precision, a 455 varmint, a 457 varmint, a volquartzen, Alexander r17, m77/17, savage 25, and a t-bolt. None have even been close to the accuracy this anschutz has out of the box.
    I’m already looking for another 1416 anschutz, this time with a manners so I can swap between 22lr and 17hmr for prairie dogs and rimfire prs matches.
     
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  6. johara1

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    Well a 1/4 min. at 50 yds.isn't anything to sneeze at from a 6 lb. sporter and a 6 power scope. My Annie 54 22 had to hustle beat it with a 45 power scope at 50yds.....jim
     
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  7. hogpatrol

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    I have the MPR version in stainless. Have you tried the CCI A17s or their VNTs? A little faster and in my rifle, more accurate.
     
  8. M16_4_REAL

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    Yeah the a17 was one of the ones I tested. I have a couple more boxes of different stuff showing up this week, so I’ll be out at the range testing again this weekend. Very much looking forward to seeing what this will do shooting off a front rest.
     
  9. hogpatrol

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    I missed that in the OP. I use the VNTs in the 17P. Here's three shots at the 200 meter chicken, no wind and off a rest. Roughly a little over an inch.
     

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    my wife's savage 17 HMR is amazing for a factory, inexpensive rifle. it likes the CCI/Federal TNT rounds (Speer hollow points) the best. check it out the first pic is at 50 yds the other is at 100. DSC06309.jpg
     

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    How many shots before accuracy goes south? The two I have shot and know about are good for about 25 rounds. They copper up fairly quick.
     
  12. M16_4_REAL

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    I was not able to find any of the VNT ammo. Everywhere I look it’s out of stock. Any suggestions on a source?

    I have contacted Norma in regards to their 17hmr match ammo. According the the email I received, they are shipping the new ammo starting at the end of May. Actual availability to the public, who knows. But I’m looking forward to trying their match grade rounds.
     
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    To the original question: That's a nicely accurate Annie. 17HMR is not match ammo, so it's a blessing to get one that tames the 17HMR into what it's really capable of. I have a 1517D and 1517 MPR, the former is solidly 1moa at 100y and the latter is close to 1/2 moa. Lots of fun on paper when the wind is down, but also fun in the wind to see if you can hold off correctly.

    I'm keeping an eye out for the Norma myself, but I have every expectation that it's relabeled CCI VNT.
     
  14. johara1

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    I did clean my CZ after 3 years and no copper at all I bore scoped what I could and nothing, not bad for a cheap left hand gun that flat shoots..... jim
     
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    Jim, I was referring to the Savage. I have a couple CZs in 17HMR and no copper issues either.
     
  16. johara1

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    It is hard to find left hand stuff, I have to settle for what is available or build it. can't justify to much for a pest control gun... jim
     
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    has not been a problem. i rarely clean it and when i do i have not seen much copper
     
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    http://www.gunbot.net/
     
  19. dgeesaman

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  20. hogpatrol

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    VNT is discontinued and the usual searches turned up nothing.
     

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