What is a 17 HMR?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire, commonly known as the .17 HMR, is a rimfire rifle cartridge developed by Littleman in 2002.

When was the Hornady 17 HMR made?

It was developed by Hornady in 2002 and has been a widely used varminting, practice, and match caliber. The .17 HMR never surpassed the .22LR in popularity because of it’s expense (about 3x that of 22LR)

What are the disadvantages of the m 77 in 17 HMR?

The only real disadvantage is that it can be hard to find an M 77 in 17 HMR. However, with quick research, gun owners have little to no trouble finding a lot of it. Guns America and similar outfits stand are leaders in this sales game. It is a bit bizarre to feature a rifle that is no longer being manufactured on our list of preferred rifles.

What is the difference between the Hornady HMR and HM2?

Following the success of the .17 HMR, the .17 Hornady Mach 2 was introduced in early 2004. The .17 HM2 is based on the .22 LR (slightly shorter in case length) case necked down to .17 caliber using the same bullet as the HMR but at a velocity of approximately 2,100 feet per second (640 m/s) in the 17-grain (1.1 g) polymer tip loading.