Originally Posted by Creedmoor shooter
Im in the market for a new rimfire. Ive got a Savage BTVSS 22LR but i want something with more juice. Ive been wanting a 17hmr but then the 17 super mag comes out. I really dont like the b mag. So should i wait for something better to come out in the super mag or just go with the already quite popular 17 HMR? Will the super mag take away the popularity of the HMR?
I had the chance to shoot one the other day (17 super mag). My neighbour brought his over to my place ans asked me to see if I could get it to shoot. He had a couple of different weights of bullets. I shot a few and wow was it bad.
I cleaned it just in case, no better. I tries a few times. The best it would shoot was a 3 inch group. And has abolutley no consistancy.
His comment was "at least the gun was cheap so it don't really matter".
Now he said he was going to buy a 17 HMR like his sons, at least he knows that they shoot better.