Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by monotonous_iterancy, Jun 25, 2013.
I'm very curious about a more powerful .17. How does this round perform?
[email protected] fps compared to the HMR's 17 gr at 2550 and the hornet's 20 gr @ 3650.
Fastest rimfire ever, supposed 2 inch-ish drop @ 200 from a 100yd zero. Ballistic coefficient of .185 with a 20gr vmax
Compared to .125 for the HMRs 17gr vmax
In other words looks like the badest rimfire ever devised.
Unfortunatly I believe it's doomed to flop.
Well, it won't be MY fault, as i plan to buy one!
Remember, the general public still seems to think the 5.7x28 is just a funny looking 22wmr. Nevermind that tiny little 400 fps difference.
What? Who told you that? That is ridiculous.
Grapes at 100 yards were great fun. As were spraypaint cans at 200.
My reasoning was it can't hold a candle to a .22 Hornet, and the ammo is more expensive than .22 Hornet handloads.
So, even though the same applies to the new Winchester .17 rimfire, I suppose it will be a roaring success.
I think I read it here. I think they were talking about the plastic tipped rounds, and it was said that it hit the squirrel, and then broke up rapidly on the skin and in the fat, and didn't penetrate much.
I've always thought that .17 HMR would be a good small game round, but it is a really light bullet, so at long distance I could see it happening.
Of course, I'm not a hunter, I don't really know what I'm talking about.
I think that would have to be one hefty buck of a squirrel! Within 100 yds, the 17HMR is pretty dang snappy.
There's a guy I work with who'll be all over this. Put it in his safe right next to his .300 Win Mag deer rifle.
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I skipped the 17 HMR because I had a good 22 mag, but this new one has my ears perked up.
Correct, the exit wound is quite messy with polymer tips.
I did a search right after the announcement.
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