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Old 04-29-2019, 07:48 PM
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Hi guys,usually run Hornady 17gr vmax in my CZ 452 American for rabbits. Looking at trying some 20gr ammo.
What does everyone recommend, Hornady or CCI gamepoint. Is there much difference?
Hows the accuracy and terminal performance of the 20s ?
Will be hunting foxes and rabbit (as varmints not small game)

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Old 04-29-2019, 07:59 PM
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I've had good results on Cottontails & Jackrabbits with the Gamepoints in my .17
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:28 PM
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I have four .17 HMRs. Two CZs, one Sako and one Henry lever. The Henry is the only one that prefers the 20 gr.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:46 PM
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At close range there isn't much difference in the devastation rendered to the animal. The last time I compared the 17VMax to the 20 grn the 20s were more accurate in my accurate bedded 597-17HMR semi-auto. IME YMMV ETC
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:00 PM
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Considering though the label may read Hornady or Federal or Remington or Nammo
what you find in the box is all CCI. 20 grain or 17 grain or 15.5 grain 17hmr the results
have nothing to do with the label and everything to do with the production quality
of the batch you were sold. No matter bullet type or weight with the CCI made magnum rimfire
it's all about your luck in the production line lottery. Not brand, not weight, not bullet type.
Get a good batch results will be amazing. Get a bad batch it'll make you want to sell the rifle.
It's CCI rimfire, no accuracy guarantees.

For meat spray the hollow points and ballistic tips.
For the stewpot the jacketed soft points.
For pelts the full metal jackets. They're supersonic icepicks.

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Old 04-30-2019, 09:19 PM
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I have had much better terminal performance with the CCI 20gr on pests , mostly tested on 100's big prairie dogs. Accuracy wise the 17 gr CCI's held a slight edge in both of my Savage & T-bolt. I only use the 20gr now.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:52 AM
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CCI GAMEPOINT

My Savage 9317 shoots 20gr gamepoints best followed by A-17.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:36 PM
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I've shot a little of the Hornady in my C2 Contender barrel and it is a little more accurate than the 17 gr stuff. On the other hand my Marlin 917VS prefers the 17 gr over 20 gr.

Academy Sports has Hornady HP XTP 20 gr for $12.99. I don't know if that's a good price or not as I haven't bought any in some time now.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:14 AM
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The XTP and Game Point are the same thing. I have had better accuracy in recent years with the CCI. BOTH ARE THE VERY BEST IMO FOR GAME. they don't explode small game and give good controlled expansion on bigger stuff. Including coyotes.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:58 PM
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My Savage 9317 shoots 20gr gamepoints best followed by A-17.
I think I may attempt some 20gr again in my savage. I compared the two when I first bought the gun and the 17gr shot better. Now I can’t seem to get a batch of 17grains that shoot decent.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:25 PM
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I posted about my findings on the Hornady 20 grain XTP. They are super accurate in my rifle but they don't open up well past 100 yards. I try to take a head shot or a shoulder shot on big chucks. But if the wind blows the round into the lungs it is smoking through no expansion past 100 yards.
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