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Does anyone have experience with the 17 Hornady Hornet? I just got my CZ 527 17HH and am trying to figure out the wind. It's alw

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  • Does anyone have experience with the 17 Hornady Hornet? I just got my CZ 527 17HH and am trying to figure out the wind. It's alw

    Does anyone have experience with the 17 Hornady Hornet? I just got my CZ 527 17HH and am trying to figure out the wind. It's always blowing, though not high mph, here in MD. I'm not sure whether to just shoot it to sight in, or wait for better days.

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    WRF3 I have been Shooting the 17/Hornet over 35Yr,Before Hornady made loads Ammo, It has good wind bucking Qualities up to 7-10Mph, Weight for a calm day to zerro-in, You have one fine Rifle and Caliber and put a good Scope on it. I shoot an Old Winchester M/70 that was Re-barreled by P.O.Ackley in 1968 with a Old weaver steel/light 10+ Scope it shoots MOA @ 100Yd. your CZ/17H will do better. good luck with it.

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      Wind affects all bullets in a similar fashion. The faster a bullet travels, the less opportunity it has to be pushed by the wind. Your 17 Hornet at around 2500 fps gets to the target at 100 yards pretty fast and therefore has less time to be pushed by the wind. Tail winds and head winds have no affect on its travel so use that situation when you can for target practice.

      The little .17 caliber bullet slows down real fast just like throwing pepper into the wind. Therefore if you want to see exactly what the wind does to it, I suggest getting some easy to use smart phone app like "Bullet Drop" to see exactly what happens to your bullet after you pull the trigger. You can also go to hornady dot com/ballistics for a nice flexible ballistics calculator.

      Bottom line is go ahead and shoot for groups at 100 yards watching for fairly consistent wind. Only significant wind changes will mess you up. If you want to allow for wind at various ranges, it is best to use the calculators to understand what a 10 mph cross wind will do to you and extrapolate from that for your actual wind conditions at the time of the shot.

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