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.17 Hornady Hornet T-Shirt - "Red" Hornet


The new .17 Hornady Hornet is one of the hottest new calibers available! This is the .17HH Specs, along with Red text and a Hornet that is ready to STING, printed on a Light Sand, or Ash 100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton Shirt.

Slightly different from the very popular Ackley version, this caliber takes a wildcat cartridge mainstream. The .17 Hornet is a .17 caliber centerfire rifle cartridge originally offered as a "wildcat cartridge" made by P.O. Ackley in the early 1950s. He created this non-factory (wildcat) offering by simply necking-down the .22 Hornet to .17 caliber and fire-forming the resized cases in his new chamber design. The result was a small quiet cartridge capable of high velocity. Ackley mentions it as one of the most balanced of the .17 cartridges of his time; likely, this is still true.

Hornady Manufacturing Company (Grand Island, Nebraska, USA) has taken Ackley's idea into a commercial product with a similar cartridge; the 17 Hornady Hornet uses a 20 grain (1.3 gram) "Superformance" V-max projectile at a published velocity of 3650fps

(Image look, size and placement may vary from mock-up)