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The provenance of the 17 Hornet is often credited to P.O. Ackley, dating back to the early 1950s. However, Ackley states in his 1959 book, “Handbook For Shooters and Reloaders” that other versions predated his .17 Ackley Hornet . Shooters handloading those early cartridges were challenged by a lack of quality .17 caliber bullets and…

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