new .17 wsm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by midwesthunter, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Just stumbled apon this new little rimfire round, and pre ordered a new savage B Mag rifle coming out this spring chambered in it. 20 grain bullets at 3000 fps sounds like fun to me. Specially since here in MI I can only use rim fire at night for yotes. Can wait to see the spin offs I'm betting a 20 wsm and 22 wsm will be in the works.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I bet a .22 WSM would be wicked!

    That .17WSM is supposed to be a shooter, can't wait to hear real world ballistics and results.
     

  3. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    midway has ammo on there site, as coming soon, the 20 grain vmax box of 50 $14.99. I will be looking for a upper in this loading as well I think
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone going to produce mags? You'll probably have to have custom mags, or brand-specific mags.

    Granted, I give it to you, it will be a badass caliber in an AR-style rifle.
     
  5. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure someone will, I imagine with the pressure its running at it will prob need a gas system in a AR, I think that why there was never a 22 mag or 17 hmr option, because not enough pressure for gas system, and to much for a strait back system. I know a couple were made but high dollar also. It would have to have a special mag as too long for the .22 LR and too short for the 223 mags.
     
  6. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Yup, sure does look like a peppy little thing!