This will probably be a fun round to shoot I really dont need one ( too many 17s ) The 2013 hodgdon reloading annual manual has an artical abuot the 17 hornet along with loading data It only takes 9.0 gr powder to get over 3600fps cheap to shoot
I am not sure. but I think he is refering to the new rimfire round that Winchester is bringing out. the .17 win super magnum . They are supposed to run 3000 fps with 20 gn bullit. Read about it on rimfirecentral.com. I have not heard of a rifle for it at this time. Sounds like it may be a fun round. Mike Ruggieri
.17 Winchester Super Magnum. Its case was a .27-caliber powder reservoir used in industrial construction to drive fasteners into concrete. In converting it to a rifle round, Winchester engineers made it thicker and stronger to withstand the pressures inherent in pushing a bullet down a barrel. Then they necked it down to .17. The 20-grain rounds averaged 3,023 fps and the 25-grain ones went 2,625 as measured 10 feet from the muzzle.
Left to right: .22 Long Rifle, .22 WMR, .17 HMR, two .17 Winchester Super Magnums
L. to R. 22 LR, 22 WMR, 17 HMR, 17 WSM 20 gr., 17WSM 25 gr., 22 Hornet.
I'm very ignorant about the 17 cal. rimfire guns. I want an autoloader and understand that Ruger made one with little success. What are the pros of the .17 over the .22 mag? Are there any new autoloaders on the horizon that are bored for either of these loads that show promise?
Autoloaders and .17 rimfire cartridges don't seem to jive too well. Remington recalled all of theirs. It has to do with timing the bolt blowback properly, too much one way and it won't function, too much the other way and the brass will fail, and "just right" is a fine line which no manufacturer has really been able to hit yet. I imagine this new round will be the same way, limited to non-semi auto guns.
I have a Volquartsen that works very well . Have had it on quite a few pdog shoots. It is trouble free. I think Magnum Research may still makr one, not sure. No other autos that I know off. Mike Ruggieri
Bryan, I do not recogonize the Volquarzon you speak of. Mine is not a Ruger modified. It does use the Ruger magazine. The bolt and barrel are made and imported by them. The triger group is also made by them, but will fit the 10-22. The bolt and recoil spring is built to handle the pressure of the HMR. Mine does not have a spring running to under the forearm. I have a friend who has one , his is built like mine ecept has a different barrel. They are really cool and fun to shoot, have shot mine several hundred times between cleaning.
Mine has the carbon fiber barrel which Volquartzen say to use only a bore snake to clean. Very accurate but on the pricey side. Mike Ruggieri