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Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by coysmoker, Feb 14, 2013.
Anyone seen this?
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Sorry. you can copy and past it to your browser. It is from Winchester called .17 WSM. Rimfire round in .17 cal. at 3,000 fps in a 20 grain bullet
That would be great for rimfire only areas.
I talk to KYgunco about it & he said it they weren't expecting it til late Summer.He shot the proto type at the shot show...only being offered in the all black model 25 Bmag & the low wall singleshot Browning(Winchester)..said the stainless-laminated configurations should follow soon after they see how well this one takes off...sounds like ammo cost comparable to the 17HMR..sounds like a good LBL coyote rifle.
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Tests say it has the same velocity at 200 yards as a .17 HMR at 50 yards. Now that is burning to the target!
What's the price range
got this off Outdoor life's web page.
Meet the Parent
The .17 Win. Super Mag. comes with a workingman’s pedigree. The case is based off a .27--caliber nail-gun blank, which was modified and necked down to take the .17-caliber bullet. (These blanks, which come in three calibers—.22, .25, and .27—are a big business for Winchester, according to Greg Kosteck, the company’s marketing director.) Empty, the case measures 1.200 inches (vs. 1.064 inches for the .17 HMR). And its case walls are about 50 percent thicker than the .17 HMR’s, to handle the higher pressures the round generates (33,000 psi vs. 26,000 psi for the .17 HMR).
One of Winchester’s primary goals with the new .17 was to keep it affordable. A box of 50 should retail for about $15, which isn’t much more than the .17 HMR, and is much cheaper than even bargain-basement centerfire varmint loads. Initially, Winchester is offering the cartridge in three bullet styles: a 20-grain polymer-tipped bullet, a 20-grain hollowpoint, and a 25-grain polymer tip. The heavier 25-grain bullet will have a 2,600 fps MV with 5.6 inches of drop and 7 inches of drift with a 10 mph crosswind at 200 yards.
Savage Up First
The first gun company signed up to produce rifles for the .17 Win. Super Mag. is Savage, which hopes to have rifles shipping by mid-April. Before the year is out, Kosteck says, at least two other major rifle makers will be chambering for the .17 Win. Super Mag.
Only thing is that I see this as a dicey move for anyone who buys one initially. If they don't become popular and ammo gets harder and harder to find, what are you going to do? Reloading isn't much of an option.
I agree, ptbrauch. This new rimfire cartridge might go the way of the 5 mm Remington Magnum RF. What's wrong with the .17 Hornet (?) Atleast it can be reloaded. As we all know you can't reload rimfire ammo.
It's always fun to read all the hype of a new round's introduction. Truth is, we have all the cartridges anyone would ever need now. All the various rounds compete with each other and the buying public is the final judge and jury as to what round remains standing. The ammo/gun manufacturer's are always going to come up with something new to try to spark sales. In this case, a person has to buy a new rifle and the new round. I'd rather spend my $ on more ammo for guns i already have.
My next question is, how do the bullets made now stand up to the higher velocities? Or are the bullets mentioned actually made for This Round.
if they have to develop "tougher" bullets, the ammo price will have to go up.
I don't really know IF they will need to , the possibility certainly exists, 10mm bullets come to mind for one example, being most are made for the .40 S&W they don't hold up to the higher 10mm velocities