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Old 04-12-2010, 06:51 AM   #1
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I recently acquired a nice 30-06 Eddystone P-17 in the Grease so to speak. My question is what is the best factory load to hunt big game with this particular rifle. I have read that the 150 grain is usually all over the place where as the 168 gr will give about 1 inch groups at 100yds. Any body have any insight? Anyways here is a pic of the old girl.

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Nice rifle. Cheesy sox, but nice rifle.

You might try out the cal 30 Ball M1- 173 grain.

.30-06 Springfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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That is not a P-17.

There was no P-17 there was a P-14 but that is a 1917 Remington Enfield. The Eddystones are highly sought after as they didn't produce as many.

The action was big heavy strong as an Ox and ugly as a $2 whore. It was also the pattern that Remington used to produce their first centerfire bolt action rifle the Model 30 and model 30 Express.

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The P14 has the strongest action of pretty much any military rifle with the exception of the Arisaka.

I mostly shoot Greek surplus HXP ball ammunition through mine because it's cheap. The action is strong enough to take commercial loadings.

My rifle's favorite ammunition is Lake City Match. It shoots it way better than I can aim.

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Here in Canada it is considered a Pattern 17 Model of 1917 (P-17 or M-1917 I know this because we have to register each rifle and that is the class this one falls into) I am going to get a no gunsmith mount from S&K and mount a 6x fixed scope. Surprisingly this rifle is a couple ounces lighter than my Tikka m-695 in 300 win mag. I can't wait to get out and sight it in!

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The P14 has the strongest action of pretty much any military rifle with the exception of the Arisaka.

I mostly shoot Greek surplus HXP ball ammunition through mine because it's cheap. The action is strong enough to take commercial loadings.

My rifle's favorite ammunition is Lake City Match. It shoots it way better than I can aim.
i have a p17 i havent shot it yet but have a box of m1ball tracer rounds iam gonna shot as soon as i can i bought it last summer at a pawn shop for 140 bucks in orignal coundion matching no and good shiny bore i feel very lucky to have found this so cheap pawn shops are the place to shop for guns
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Size:  97.8 KBI have a Eddystone model 1917 i bought from a pawn shop in the 80's for 75 bucks with a scope that was a piece of crap. I threw it away and put a Leupold 3x9, stripped it down redid the stock and cold blued it. And have used it to kill many deer and elk. I shot Remington 180 gr Core-Lokt soft pt, and Remington 180 Express Core-Lokt soft pt. But now I have started reloading i will be loading my own rounds for it.
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i have a p17 i havent shot it yet but have a box of m1ball tracer rounds iam gonna shot as soon as i can i bought it last summer at a pawn shop for 140 bucks in orignal coundion matching no and good shiny bore i feel very lucky to have found this so cheap pawn shops are the place to shop for guns
Again you DON'T have a P-17 as there was NEVER a P-17 made. You have a 1917 Enfield or 1917 Eddystone.

A P-14 is a Pattern 14 rifle there was never ever a pattern 17 made.
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Hey Toniw47
I have a M-1917 Remington and have hunted using the 150gn powershock. I put a scope on it and it shoots quite well (the venison was delicious).


(I hope this picture doesn't violate policy. Please remove it if it does.

There is a company that makes a scope mount that can be installed with just a screwdriver and does not alter the rifle, except to remove the rear sight. Check them out here:
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That is not a P-17.

There was no P-17 there was a P-14 but that is a 1917 Remington Enfield. The Eddystones are highly sought after as they didn't produce as many.

The action was big heavy strong as an Ox and ugly as a $2 whore. It was also the pattern that Remington used to produce their first centerfire bolt action rifle the Model 30 and model 30 Express.
Actually calling it a 1917 Remington Enfield is also wrong, and just as widely missused as the P17 name (though the ARMY field manual does mention the name Enfield). The only official military designation for this rifle is "United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917 (or M1917 for short)".

Eddystones are hardly scarce. They made as many M1917 at the Eddystone factory(1,100,000+) as Remington AND Winchester combined (about 550,000 each).

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about this fine battle rifle from the folks that really know a thing or two about the gun.http://www.odcmp.org/503/rifle.pdf
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