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Old 12-19-2009, 02:53 AM   #11
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If I had to pick just one it would definitely be the .17HMR. Ammo may be a little higher, but the accuracy is amazing. I chronoed the ammo out of my Savage 93 and the CCI avg. was 2762fps. with the 17gr. V-max. Fed. and Hornady both were above advertised velocity. Terminal ballistics at 50yds. were rather impressive with V-max and 20gr. hollow points. I think you made the right choice though, one of each.

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #12
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Ammo for the .17HMR is a LOT higher than .22LR. I can buy 550 a round bulk pack of .22LR for the same price as about 75-100 rounds of .17HMR locally.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #13
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hrmm i own a marlin 917v its out the box a tackdriver out past 175 easyly. useing a bipod and fairly crapy optics. and hits better than a .22 mag i have seen this round change non shooters in to avid ones and is impressive.

i also have a .17 HMR autoloader and is the only auto thats not recalled in this cal ... but it is a AR-15 too lol Alexander Arms still sells there upper in .17hmr at about $650 a pop so it is a spendy unit to get together add in 250 ish on a lower and it was a little quarky at the first 150 rounds or so .. had a few stovepipes at times ... mfg said this would happen but by the 200th round it runs like a fine clock.



the early autos had loads of issues with getting things balanced to hold the bolt shut long enuff to let the pressure subside to safe lvls. and still properly cycle the wep. also a lot of mfg tryed to use the .22 wmr they had at the time as the donod to there 17hmr attempt . most lacked a function to not let them fire "out of battery" this led to case ruptures and exploded guns . all of these issues AA solved . also a side note most the ammo i see today says "Warning Do Not use in semi auto firearms with out consulting your firearms mfg"

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Go .22 Magnum bolt. Neither a .22 Magnum nor .17 HMR semi-automatic should there be.

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:56 AM   #15
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I traded in my 17 and bought the 22.

Unless you have a specific need, get the 22.

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