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Old 05-19-2014, 04:15 AM   #791
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.17HMR is by far more expensive than even gouger priced .22. Best you can usually do on .17 is $12.99/50. With sales tax on that you're at right about $.30 per bullet. That makes a 500 box of .22lr have to cost $150 to be even.
yes, 17 HMR is more expensive than most 22 lr ammo, but most people don't shoot 17 HMR like the do a 22. most people with 17 HMR's tend to shoot at a much slower pace because they are shooting bolt actions and most are looking for accuracy.

this is strictly an opinion and my observations.
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Ok Cool. It's bad enough that it's taking so long to "Get back to Any Kind of Normal " with Rimfire Ammo. It's Making me want My next Long gun to be a .17, because at least that's more available, and less expensive.
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17 hmr ammo is available because the cartridge is very lame. A cow can fart and it would push a 17 hmr bullet 3" off target. A friend has a 17 HMR he wanted to test it against my 22 wmr. At 50 yards he was beating me. When we stepped out to 100 yards I was edging him out. At 200 yards he couldn't compensate enough to keep the bullet on the paper. I will give him this much he was confident to challenge me on a windy march day. Plus I have had my rifle for two years. He got his for xmas.
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17 hmr ammo is available because the cartridge is very lame. A cow can fart and it would push a 17 hmr bullet 3" off target. A friend has a 17 HMR he wanted to test it against my 22 wmr. At 50 yards he was beating me. When we stepped out to 100 yards I was edging him out. At 200 yards he couldn't compensate enough to keep the bullet on the paper. I will give him this much he was confident to challenge me on a windy march day. Plus I have had my rifle for two years. He got his for xmas.
yes the 17 HMR is a bit wind sensative, but it sounds more like your can't shoot very well. on a windless day i have easily done 1-2" groups at 150 yards with mine.

and on a side note, the 22 WMR is almost twice the bullet weight.

BTW, i have had mine for almost ten years.
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yes the 17 HMR is a bit wind sensative, but it sounds more like your can't shoot very well. on a windless day i have easily done 1-2" groups at 150 yards with mine.

and on a side note, the 22 WMR is almost twice the bullet weight.

BTW, i have had mine for almost ten years.
I DON'T OWN A 17 HMR. I have 177 cal pellet rifle that is the only 17 cal I want.
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I DON'T OWN A 17 HMR. I have 177 cal pellet rifle that is the only 17 cal I want.
easy there JD. no need to yell.

no one is forcing you to own one.

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.17HMR is by far more expensive than even gouger priced .22. Best you can usually do on .17 is $12.99/50. With sales tax on that you're at right about $.30 per bullet. That makes a 500 box of .22lr have to cost $150 to be even.

I get it for a bit less than that. More like $9.99 to $11.49..
Extended Edit: the only thing keeping me from getting one right now is I can't find one(17HMR) in a Semi-Auto.. In 22 Mag., the Only one is the CZ512,..Bolt guns in either caliber are a bit better price wise...
Correction:Alexander arms makes an AR in 17, for $1200...
The Ruger 10/22 in 22Mag. has been discontinued, as is the Remington 597 in 17 as well. It's the CZ in 22Mag.( 5 and 10 Rd. Mags) or the Alexander Arms, with 10 & 15 Round mags....or the Excel Arms/Mitchell Arms Black lightning(9 rd AR in 22Mag., about $600 ish,..the sell an 8" Blowback pistol as well, as pistol carbines on .30 Carbine, 5.7X28, and .22LR( that uses Ruger BX-25 mags...)
I can get 250Rds. Of it in an Ammo can for $48...

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