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new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

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Unread 01-15-2013, 01:07 PM
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new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

I just watched a video Watch ".17 Winchester Super Magnum - Ballistic Details - Ron Spomer" Video at HuntingClub on this new caliber. Has anyone seen any of this in the stores yet?
It looks impressive
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 09:39 PM
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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

    nope
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 11:20 PM
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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

    I haven't seen any either.

    The down side is the length. It will require a hornet length action (The HMR uses a 22 rim fire Mag
    action length).

    And if you have a hornet length action you might as well go with the Hornet or the K Hornet.

    The K hornet will push a 40 grain Bullet (Twice as much weight and a .200 bc) 3050 ft/sec+
    and has less wind deflection and drop.

    I love the 17 HMR and wonder why if they were going to 1 up the HMR they did not keep the COAL
    the same, and just fatten the case for more case capacity to acheave the faster velocity.

    I can push the 30 grain bullet 3346 ft/sec in my K hornet and get 2600 ft/sec from my custom 17
    HMR.

    The 17 Hornet can push a 20 grain .177 cal bullet 3650 ft/sec and can be reloaded. this cartrige
    will smoke the 17 WSM and the 17 K hornet can exceed 3800 ft/sec with the same bullet.

    So I see no real advantage for the shooter and you have to buy all of the 17 WSM ammo. (Good
    for the ammo maker ).

    This is just my opinion as to the advantage/disadvantage of the cartrige.

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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

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    I haven't seen any either.

    The down side is the length. It will require a hornet length action (The HMR uses a 22 rim fire Mag
    action length).

    And if you have a hornet length action you might as well go with the Hornet or the K Hornet.

    The K hornet will push a 40 grain Bullet (Twice as much weight and a .200 bc) 3050 ft/sec+
    and has less wind deflection and drop.

    I love the 17 HMR and wonder why if they were going to 1 up the HMR they did not keep the COAL
    the same, and just fatten the case for more case capacity to acheave the faster velocity.

    I can push the 30 grain bullet 3346 ft/sec in my K hornet and get 2600 ft/sec from my custom 17
    HMR.

    The 17 Hornet can push a 20 grain .177 cal bullet 3650 ft/sec and can be reloaded. this cartrige
    will smoke the 17 WSM and the 17 K hornet can exceed 3800 ft/sec with the same bullet.

    So I see no real advantage for the shooter and you have to buy all of the 17 WSM ammo. (Good
    for the ammo maker ).

    This is just my opinion as to the advantage/disadvantage of the cartrige.

    J E CUSTOM

    I was thinkin pretty much the same thing. I love my HMR & wouldn't mind having a 17Hornet either.... I have a feeling this particular cartridge may sink faster than the Titanic. No advantage anywhere, that I can see.


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    Unread 01-19-2013, 09:02 PM
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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

    I have read that Winchester already had the case and they just necked it down. It was part of their fastener line. I imagine that saved in the cost of development.
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 06:56 PM
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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

    Nice for those restricted to rimfire only for small game season. I'll probably pick a .17 WSM up very soon.
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    Re: new 17wsm,,,anyone seen 1 yet?

    Havent seen a 17 WSM rifle and I expect it will take some time befor we do. I read about the 17 Hornady Hornet about a year ago and am still looking for a CZ or Ruger rifle one of which I will get. At times I dont feel like reloading ammo so the 17 WSM cartridge looks good to me , that is if I can find an accurate rifle that shoots the round. Could be a fine 225- 250 yard prairie dog shooting rifle.
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