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.17 Mach 2 rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 1911WB, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. 1911WB

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    Has anyone seen, fondled rifles in the new Hornady .17 Mach 2 caliber? I have seen one Savage & one Marlin HB bolt actions, and several NEF single shots. But no ammo yet! :banghead:
     
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    Saw one on the rack this weekend, I think it was a Savage. I already have a .17HMR so that is the last thing I'd be interested in buying.

    Didn't notice if there was any ammo available.
     
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    Seen a NEF and a Marlin w/the lamenated stock SS bbl. pretty thing but with no ammo around???????

    Didn't even look at the price.
     
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    .17 mach 2?

    what exactly is .17 mach 2? I am familiar with .17 HMR and .17 Aquila but never heard of that.
     
  5. 1911WB

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    17 M2

    This new round is based on the .22 Stinger case & has the same bullet as the HMR. I think the ballistics out of a rifle barrel are about 2100 fps.
     
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    17 Mach2 should be better than 22LR for functioning (spitzer bullets cycle better than lead-roundnose) and more accurate (copper-jacketed bullets are more accurate than unjacketed lead) but.... -more expensive as well.
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    And the big advantage if the Mach2 is that it -should- be fairly easy for all the companies making 22LR guns to convert them to 17Mach2. The problem with the 17HMR is limited availability of guns--there is (to my knowledge) only one company offering a conventional* semi-auto pistol in 17HMR-- http://www.excelarms.com/pages/2/index.htm

    *-The Volquartsen is really a cut-down rifle, and (I thinks) handles rather oddly.
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