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#3177299 - 12/11/18 05:15 PM Is the 17 WSM here to stay?
desertcj Offline
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Registered: 01/02/15
Posts: 357
Loc: West
What do you think? I'm thinking of picking one up, but I dont want to find myself ammo less 5 years down the road...

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#3177304 - 12/11/18 05:47 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
cmatera Online
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Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 2385
Loc: CO
Yes it is. I have 3.

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#3177306 - 12/11/18 05:51 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
GLShooter Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
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I'm pretty convinced it isn't going to go away. Heck you can still get the HM2 stuff.

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#3177307 - 12/11/18 05:57 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: GLShooter]
desertcj Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLShooter
I'm pretty convinced it isn't going to go away. Heck you can still get the HM2 stuff.

Greg


True. I think the HM2 is on it's way out though. I'll probably end up going for it...

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#3177311 - 12/11/18 06:16 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
GLShooter Offline
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I never caught the 17 HMR bug but this one sure got my attention.

Greg
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#3177316 - 12/11/18 07:19 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: okla
Still on the fence. I haven't found a "Need" for it yet.
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#3177318 - 12/11/18 07:24 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
greengt88 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1694
Loc: york pa
I wish a better bolt action platform would be developed for 17WSM, B Mag and Ruger are about it. And neither are great.

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#3177319 - 12/11/18 07:31 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
Winny Fan Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2334
Loc: Central Texas
I have a neighbor who has the Ruger in stainless steel with a walnut stock and it is a very good shooter. He's happy with it...

That said, I've been eyeing the Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Hunter Rimfire in .17 WSM Rifle. It looks like a nice package.
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#3177320 - 12/11/18 07:31 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
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A nice little CZ would peek my interest.

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#3177324 - 12/11/18 08:04 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
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Registered: 01/31/10
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I worked with a buddy's Franklin Armory 17 wsm. Gas operated believe it or not. In fact it was a little over gassed and malfunctioning but I got it tamed down with more buffer weights. It shot ok with the ammo he had but it wasn't world shattering.

I like price of the hmr stuff a lot better but the wsm is definitely a step up in power. If I could figure out an AR in 17 Hornet it would be pretty sweet.
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#3177333 - 12/11/18 09:19 PM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: Winny Fan]
pyscodog Offline
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Originally Posted By: Winny Fan
I have a neighbor who has the Ruger in stainless steel with a walnut stock and it is a very good shooter. He's happy with it...

That said, I've been eyeing the Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Hunter Rimfire in .17 WSM Rifle. It looks like a nice package.


They have one of the Winchesters at one of the LGS in Tulsa. Its a very nice looking rifle for sure but its not cheap either. I like it best of all the WSM's I've seen.
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#3177372 - 12/12/18 12:34 AM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
OKRattler Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 3796
Loc: Ok Panhandle
I think it probably is. I don't have one yet but I will eventually. Probably either the Franklin Armory or Volquertsen semi auto. If you get one you'll throw rocks at the .17HMR.

I have a picture of a beaver and an armadillo I shot with my buddies B-Mag. It looks like that diller got shot with a .204 Ruger....I say that because I've shot one with one of those too and it wasn't in any worse shape than the other.


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#3177390 - 12/12/18 06:53 AM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: desertcj]
decanuck Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 598
Loc: Southeast NH
Ordered an MGM Contender G2 barrel in one. Should be here in the next week or so. Many areas where I hunt are rimfire only at nite. Looking forward to seeing how it does with a thermal scope...

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#3177397 - 12/12/18 07:19 AM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: GLShooter]
Scalloper Offline
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Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 1106
Loc: Downeast Maine
Originally Posted By: GLShooter
I never caught the 17 HMR bug but this one sure got my attention.

Greg

Same here. It had alot of great features I just dont have a need/want for pills that light.
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#3177398 - 12/12/18 07:20 AM Re: Is the 17 WSM here to stay? [Re: greengt88]
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Registered: 01/03/11
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Loc: Downeast Maine
Originally Posted By: greengt88
I wish a better bolt action platform would be developed for 17WSM, B Mag and Ruger are about it. And neither are great.

I think I saw a Winchester Low Wall in this caliber for north of $1,200. Beautiful firearm though
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