Anschutz 1517

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Crane, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for an action to build myself a .17 HMR on but just purchased the Annie 1517. It has a 25.5 heavy stainless barrel. I was reading on the Bullberry site they discovered the 19 inch barrel had the highest velocity. They determined this by cutting the barrel an inch at a time all the way down to 10 inches. I was thinking of shortening my barrel to make it more handy. Anyone have any thoughts or experiance with the Hummer and optimum length or dealing with the model 1517?
     
  2. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    Guess I need to take this question over to a rimfire board. I know JE Custom has some experiance with this but we've already chatted.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Hi.

    I have been hunting and just saw the post and wanted to share barrel length with you .

    I have not tested longer barrels but the 23" Liljas I have used gave me 50 ft/sec more velocity
    than the factory ammo advertises (2500 ft/sec with the 17 grain bullet ) And in a factory barrel
    2500 is not possible in 22" and 23"barrels.

    If you do build a Short barreled 17 HMR I would be interested in the results.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you've seen this J.E. but check this out.

    www.bullberry.com/HMRdata.html