17 hmr

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by mrasgt, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. mrasgt

    mrasgt New Member

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    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.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i faintly remember seeing a list of weapons that was on a no longer use for the .17 caliber. something to do with pressure. i cant remember if it included any pistols as most of the 10 weapons or so on the list were auto loading rifles.

    might try a google search. hope it helps a little. if i can remember where i saw that recall thing i will repost.
     

  3. mrasgt

    mrasgt New Member

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    17

    Yea

    I have done some searching, all I get is the Remingtom 597 recall on 17HMR

    Thanks for posting

    M
     
  4. mrasgt

    mrasgt New Member

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    .17hmr

    Geee,

    I thought there would be more posts than this.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    after further thought. you should call taurus and tell them what is occuring with your handgun. they are suppsoed to have pretty decent customer support.
     
  6. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    I have a Marlin .17 HMR bolt gun, with a 3-9x40 Leupold VX-2. The most accurate out of the box gun I've ever owned.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. mrasgt

    mrasgt New Member

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    some answers

    OK, Even tho there doesnt seem to be much interest, I discovered ONE thing today at the range with my son.

    With the Taurus revolver, Winchester .17 HMR split A LOT more cases than Hornady V-MAX.

    It's still a neat little gun.


    And Pioneer,, I'd love to find a rifle like yours, only left handed.

    Hey man, 34 years and still going-- 218 certified and hope to stay that way.

    Thank you for your service.
     
  8. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I'm not bagging anyone's choice of firearm, but is there a pistol that truly exploits the 17 HMR's potential?

    The high point of this round is, as I understand it, it's flat trajectory, hence accuracy, from a rifle.

    Just askin.:confused:
     
  9. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    would bet its not the ammo. You used the "T" word, so I would go back to the manufacturer and engage them. Lots of luck with that. I hope you get it worked out, know how frustrating it is to have a malfunctioning firearm. :mad:
     
  10. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    If you can find a English speaking customer service rep. Otherwise you need to be able to speak Portugese.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Taurus customer service is based in Fla. so you should have no problem. I have the same rifle as Pioneer, a Marlin 917V. I topped mine w/ an old 6-24x40mmAO target scope. Nice little rifle.
     
  12. MB44

    MB44 New Member

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    If you need help with the portuguese, I can help you,... I'm married to a Brazilian :D and speak it 100%,.
     
  13. RCHanlin

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    Taurus Tracker

    Got a T. Tracker in .17 HMR and have not seem any split case issues.. Taurus customer service should be able to help you out ..
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009