.17 Mach 2


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1911WB
September 5, 2004, 03:02 PM
OK- a couple of days ago I actually had in my hands two production rifles in .17 M2: an NEF single shot, heavy barrel; and a left hand Marlin bolt action w/ 7 shot mag. Neither of these is exactly what I want; but, here's the kicker- according to my dealer no ammo available yet! Weren't we promised that this wouldn't happen again as with the .17 HRM? I sent CCI an angry e-mail & will probably do the same to Hornady. :fire:

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TNrifleman
September 5, 2004, 03:32 PM
Funny, ammo is available in my area. I have handled some. I haven't seen any guns yet.........:confused:

1911WB
September 5, 2004, 06:24 PM
TN- do you know from which distributor your dealer is getting the M2 ammo?

tulsamal
September 5, 2004, 07:59 PM
I'm still trying to understand why I can't order a .17 replacement barrel for my 10/22?! I thought that was part of the point? Is it something they are going to be able to fix or are we going to have to buy all new guns?

Gregg

DougCxx
September 5, 2004, 09:34 PM
I'm still trying to understand why I can't order a .17 replacement barrel for my 10/22?! I thought that was part of the point? Is it something they are going to be able to fix or are we going to have to buy all new guns?
-Well, Ruger is going to want you to buy a new gun. But there's sort-of a reason, both "17" calibers run pressures somewhat higner than their 22-cal counterparts--which is the reason you still can't buy a 10/17 (in 17HMR), but you can buy a 77/17 (in 17HMR). Semiauto guns will work with just a barrel change, but really need a slightly heavier bolt and recoil spring to wear properly. -Or at least, either a heavier bolt, or a heavier recoil spring.
-That, and Ruger is as slow going as usual.
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-I would bet that aftermarket companies are waiting to see "how the factory does it" before offering conversion kits of their own and claiming that their kits are safe to use.
After all, if nobody's product is available yet, you ain't losing any sales by waiting.
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