Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I hear a lot of talk about the .17HMR and other new whizbang rimfires, but I just can't get interested. Ammo is $12/50, or more, and outside of the current panic I could get blasting ammo for an AR for that price, or for double that cost I could get good ammo for an AR.
If I want 'cheap' I can always use a .22lr. Out to ~150 yards or so a .22lr will do what I want to do with a rimfire, but past that I'll take a centerfire every day. I did shoot my dad's .17 a few times....meh. Fun, but I don't see the practical application. YMMV.
I call BS on you getting 50 rounds of 223 for $12