Hello Everyone, I know there are folks that don't care for the .17HMR. That's for another discussion. Here's my question: Gun: brand new Taurus .17 HMR, 4 inch, revolver, absolutely spotless clean, bright shiny clean bore, good chamber seal. Good lock up, good hammer, and trigger. Ammo: Hornady 17 Grain "V-Max", brand new. I've noticed some of the brass has come out with small splits in the case after being fired. Not all, not even an alarming amount. Seems like a preasure problem. I know the ammo is loaded up high by design. Just curious. Best Wishes, M.