If you already have a 17 Mach IV (17M4) you will no longer have to form and anneal you own brass - you will be able to buy it in bulk ready to load or (if you're like me) sort and prep. But, if you simply don't have a 17M4, you are in for a treat!!! It is a fantastic little round, proven and legitimized now by Remington adopting it as a factory round.Supposedly they are ballistically the same as a Mk IV. So what is going to be the benefit added here?
Same bullets weights, same speeds, less powder, maybe less fouling of a barrel. What is being accomplished that is going to make it worth chasing cause it's better that what is already being marketed? It's still going to be a fur friendly round on a coyote(although a little light) and tear a fox up bad at close range.
Somebody enlighten me! Why should I buy one?
Good point. If one was to load 100s of those iddy biddy cases, and or 221 Fireball or the 20 Fireball, I can see one of dem dar thingies being reeeeeal handy yup-yup! [sigh]...Something ELSE I need to buy someday, I recon!Of course if you have a RCBS Chargemaster or other of its ilk; problem solved. Push a button and BAM you got a charge ready to drop. Makes loading fun again! Now I just wish I had a room of helpers for brass prep!