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it is a wildcat round if I am not misstaken
The 17Mach4 was the wildcat and Rem changed it slightly and named it the 17 fireball (which the varminters call the 17 furball). It's a neat round but has limited ammo availability, and limited bullet selection for the handloader. I don't know why Rem brought it out considering the 17 Rem will beat it by 250fps, and has been around a while. I guess they didn't want to waste advertising funds on resurecting an old round like the 17 rem so they brought out a new 17. The other problem is finding good cleaning rods, jags, etc to fit the 17 bore. A co-worker bought one a couple months ago and now wants to sell it because ammo is so limited and expensive.
 
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