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Old December 25, 2011, 07:09 AM   #5
Clark
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Join Date: December 4, 1999
Location: WA, the ever blue state
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My brother got a Marlin 25 for $20 at a gun show.
I gave him an old take off 17 Remington barrel with shot out throat.
I loaned him my 17M2 reamer.
He cut off the bad throat and chambered it on his lathe.
He drilled and tapped and put a scope on it.
It is very accurate, but he is disappointed in the terminal ballistics of the cartridge on prairie dogs. They make it to their hole.

Meanwhile I put a 17M2 barrel on a 10/22.
It is a very thin barrel stretched in a fat tube.
It make two holes touch at 50 yards, and then a flyer, and then a jam. It is a failure.

I think it would be a fine cartridge in a bolt gun for ground squirrels.
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