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22mag vs 17hmr?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by kwaynem, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. beastep

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    I had a 17 and hated it but that was back when there was only one bullet choice.
     
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    I got a .17HMR when they first came out and there was one choice of bullet like you said. It disintegrated on impact. I shot a raccoon during trapping season three times in the chest, and it just stood there, finally falling over.
    Much better selection out there now including FMJ.
    I have both the .22 mag and the .17HMR and at medium ranges, I can't tell much difference in results on varmints.
     
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    I couldnt even get through thin lovegrass with mine.
     
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    I hate to hijack a thread, but is there a point to the .17hm2????
     
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    So the 17HM2 is designed off the .22LR case necked down to .17. It flies nearly twice as fast (2100 fps) as the .22LR so much flatter I have been told. Good out to about 175 yards for the average Joe... So same point as the .22LR to the .22 Mag I suppose.
     
  6. dennishoddy

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    I haven't seen any .17HM2 on the shelf for a long time.
    Is it still produced?
     
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    Oh yeah, our Academy sells it down here in Lala land... About $6.50 for 50...
     
  8. kwaynem

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    What is the hm2?
     
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    17HM2 IMO is good for target practice but not much else. My buddy took his converted Ruger 10/22 for Pdogs 2 years ago and it didnt do the job...lots of followup shots needed.

    I think it was the original 17cal rimfire.

    17HM2 (necked down 22lr)
    then
    17HMR (necked down 22 mag)
    then
    17WSM (necked down 27 cal "construction" brass)


    As far as 17HM2 production...Hornady makes a run I think once a year so usually what you see at the store is their allotment for the year. I've never seen 17HM2 in regular stores in Tulsa. We lucked into a stash at a shop when they took a rifle in with the ammo so sold the ammo separately, found a lot once in Waco at a gun shop and once in Memphis at an Academy...and thats it. If you're a 17HM2 guy, get it while you can (unless that has changed drastically in the last year).
     
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    Go .17 fireball, skip the rest!!!!
     
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