What is a 17 HMR rifle good for?
17 HMR is primarily used for mid-range small game and varmint hunting. The bullet’s velocity and accuracy make it ideal for hunting rabbit, possum, and raccoon from up to 200 yards. 17 HMR can be a great choice.
Is 17 HMR the same as 17 win Super mag?
17 WSM comes in at $0.30 to $0.35 per round—so if cost is an issue, the HMR may have a bit more appeal. The . 17 HMR also has more ammunition choices; with options from Hornady, Remington, Winchester, CCI, Federal and Browning. Looking at field performance, I find the WSM cartridge a better choice for the longer shots.
What is the fastest rimfire cartridge?
.17 Winchester Super Magnum
Winchester has introduced the . 17 Winchester Super Magnum, which is not only going to be the world’s fastest rimfire round, but also one that offers a significant performance increase over the . 17 HMR (see charts below). It pushes a 20-grain bullet at 3,000 fps, which is 625 fps faster than the .
Which is better.17 HMR or.22 WMR?
The .17 HMR caliber has slightly less bullet drop from 150-175 yards than the .22 WMR. Many varmint have been taken humanely out to 150 yards with the .22 WMR and .17 HMR.
Which is the best rimfire rifle to buy?
The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMR) has been around since 1959 and more recently (I first tested a .17 in early 2003) the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (.17 HMR) arrived like a bolt of lightning. Is a rimfire safer? A: The conventional hollow point lead bullet fired by the .22 rifle has stood the test of time and is still immensely popular.
What’s the difference between a 17 mm Magnum and a rimfire?
The magnum rimfire caliber market is geared specifically towards varmint hunters but there are plenty of plinkers out there who choose one or both just for the fun of shooting them. Today we’ll briefly explore each magnum rimfire cartridge and compare them to see where their strengths and weaknesses are. .17 HMR is closely related to 5 mm RRM.
Which is hotter.17hmr or.22wmr Magnum Rimfire?
Both .17HMR and .22WMR are extremely hot rimfire calibers. The magnum rimfire caliber market is geared specifically towards varmint hunters but there are plenty of plinkers out there who choose one or both just for the fun of shooting them.