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Posted: 8/5/2005 4:42:31 PM EDT
I am going to buy a 17 caliber rifle, and I was wondering which one of these two would be the better choice. I have never shot either.

A local store has a couple of identical single shot handi-rifles, one in 17 HMR and one in 17 Mach 2. Just need help on which one to get. They guy will give me a deal on either of them. $90 each. They both have bull barrels, and a weaver scope mount right on them (no iron sights).

Thanks for any input.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:43:38 PM EDT
I would go with the 17HMR
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:44:12 PM EDT
the only advantage of the 17HM2 is that you can convert an existing .22lr rifle to that caliber with minor mods like a new barrel.

if you are getting a brand new gun I would definitely get the 17HMR
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:48:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 4:48:26 PM EDT by Minuteman419]
17HMR.

Advertised at 2550 fps. for the Hornady ammo, don't know barrel length.

I have Marlin 917 V, $187 at Wally World...Love it.

Danny
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:52:33 PM EDT
My cousin has one in I think a Taurus revolver with an aimpoint on it (yeah I know it is dumb) but to quote him "This gun really fucks shit up."
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:55:58 PM EDT
Thanks, I will be getting the HMR then.

At $90 for the rifle, I think it is a pretty damn good deal, at least for around here.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:56:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
Thanks, I will be getting the HMR then.

At $90 for the rifle, I think it is a pretty damn good deal, at least for around here.

Don't forget to post pics!
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:00:11 PM EDT
Why is it that I only see bolt action and revolver .17HMRs? Are they ever gonna have a semi-auto version(preferably with detachable magazine) in the near future? Because it's a fun caliber.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:00:59 PM EDT
shouldn't this be in the rifle forum??

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:04:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
Why is it that I only see bolt action and revolver .17HMRs? Are they ever gonna have a semi-auto version(preferably with detachable magazine) in the near future? Because it's a fun caliber.


In fact it'd be great if they they made an "AW" type .17 HMR since I don't believe it'd be covered under the CA bullshit weapon ban.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:05:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
shouldn't this be in the rifle forum??

Sgatr15



Trying to make Mod like steyraug?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:22:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadMardigan:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
shouldn't this be in the rifle forum??

Sgatr15



Trying to make Mod like steyraug?




Nope. Just wonder if all topics will be put in the right forums now.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:26:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By MadMardigan:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
shouldn't this be in the rifle forum??

Sgatr15



Trying to make Mod like steyraug?




Nope. Just wonder if all topics will be put in the right forums now.



Sarge, stuff happens...you know.

Danny
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:30:33 PM EDT
here's mine a Marlin 917vs w/Burris 20x fullfield 2
Marlin have Green mtn barrels and will shoot . 3/4" moa or better out of the box.
I would advise at least a 14x power scope.
rimfirecentral.com has all the info you need for any rimfire
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:32:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
Sarge, stuff happens...you know.

Danny



Yes I know. Someone posted a topic earlier that was SOMEWHAT related to religion. It got moved rather quickly.

So I am wondering if other topics will also be moved to their appropiate forums or if the religious threads are just being singled out.

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:12:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
Why is it that I only see bolt action and revolver .17HMRs? Are they ever gonna have a semi-auto version(preferably with detachable magazine) in the near future? Because it's a fun caliber.


www.eabco.com/102208.html

I put one of their mach 2 barrels on my 10/22 and it's become my favorite plinker. The mach2 ammo is about 1/2 the price of the HMR and still does the job for me..
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:25:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SC_00_05:

Originally Posted By MachinegunManiac:
Why is it that I only see bolt action and revolver .17HMRs? Are they ever gonna have a semi-auto version(preferably with detachable magazine) in the near future? Because it's a fun caliber.


In fact it'd be great if they they made an "AW" type .17 HMR since I don't believe it'd be covered under the CA bullshit weapon ban.



Rhineland Arms is doing a .17cal version of their 22 assault rifle, and will also be doing it in 5.7.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 1:59:10 AM EDT
Do the right thing and get both...
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