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Posted: 2/12/2006 5:47:31 PM EDT
hey, first post,

i have a ruger 10/22 and was interested in this 17hmr round stuff.

what is the purpose of this round?
is it more expensive?
how can i be able to shoot this round?


also, i was looking at the new springfield xd .45 what is the difference between .45acp and .45gap

thanks guy
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:40:24 PM EDT
Howdy and welcome to the forum,

The 17HMR is pretty much a 22 magnum case necked down to 17 caliber. It offers a higher velocity and a flatter trajectory than the 22 magnum by sacrificing bullet weight and energy. It is a inherently accurate cartridge in the many rifles it is offered in. I don't hunt with mine, but it is often used for hunting small varmints such as prairie dogs. It is more expensive than .22LR. I pay about $10 for a box of 50. If you want to shoot this round I would recommend just buying a new rifle. There are some people here www.rimfirecentral.com who have made extensive modifications to a 10/22 so it could shoot the longer magnum rounds. You can also buy a conversion that will allow your 10/22 to shoot the 17HM2 round. It shorter than the 17HMR, being a .22 stinger length case necked to 17 caliber. Hope this helps
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:29:11 AM EDT
The 17hmr is a good round depending on what you are using it for. I wouldn't buy it just for a casual plinker. I use mine for groundhogs and squirrel hunting once in a while-make head shots on squirrels. I usually can buy 50 rounds for $8-9. It is a very accurate round and flat shooting.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:58:03 PM EDT
thanks guys, i think ill stick to my plinker ammo!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:34:59 PM EDT
meszues, 22Lr is great for plinking but the 17 HMR and 17 M2 shoot very tiny groups! I love mine.
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