Originally Posted By wrightflyer:
I read an article recently about AA's new .17hmr rifle. They stated that the ar platform is overbuilt for the .17hmr and can handle the pressure of a blown case. In the review they actually tried to make it happen and after 450 rounds without cleaning they blew a case and bent the ejector and destroyed the magazine. I'm guessing at $5.50 a piece for the mags, AA made them the week point to expel any gases away from the shooters face. Anyway I put in an order last week for an upper and will post a review when I get it. I have put several thousand rounds through my remington 597 without one single problem but decided not to chance it any longer and have retired it to the gun safe for good. I hope this new upper shoots as good as my remington did.
It's kinda funny –– I posted the picture of the AA 17HMR rifle above and that same day I ordered a magazine for the $5.50. I went back to the AA site again to check for other things and found the price had just changed to $9.99. The price for the magazine is still not bad but I was surprised since I just e-mailed AA about the fact I was having a hard time ordering the mag –– the AA logo was covering the area where the zip code went. The next day the whole web site had changed. Should have kept my mouth shut!