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Default Taking a 17HMR Sportster heavy barrel to a 17WSM anyone done it ?

I have been contemplating this for some time (think several years). I have the 17 HMR but would like to get another one if the re-chamber etc will work. One of my students had one for sale but I have lost his contact info. Rich, if you see this give me a call or PM me here.

Any way.... are there complications with this build ? Can the WSM be built on a std 17 HMR frame ?

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You might want to research the accuracy of the 17 WSM before you go ahead with the project.

I owned a B Mag that was terrible. 3 inches at 100 yds on a good day. I contacted Savage, who in turn had me return it for warranty, that ended up being a total gun replacement. This came with a note which said it met the "standard" for accuracy. The new rifle did 1 1/2inches @ 100yd was..... I researched the Ruger 77/17, and the best accuracy attained was also 1 1/2 inches at 100yds. 17 HMR rifles generally are under 1/2 inch @ 100yds. The 17WSM I found to be a dissappointing waste of time and money.
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Thank you for that info. I knew the B Mag had lots of mechanical and performance problems in the beginning. I also read some less then stellar reports on target performance with the Winchester Low Wall. Most of those seem to have changed now. There was an article in UK Shooter using a B Mag which showed much better target performance then earlier.

This gun, if I go forward with it will be a back yard gun for me and if I can get it to shoot 1" or under at 100 yds, I'll be a happy camper.


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Several members have done 17HMR or 17M2 to 17WSM with no issues on Sportsters, just be sure to do it on a lathe as opposed to by hand to avoid an out of round chamber. What happened to the 17HH project?

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Several members have done 17HMR or 17M2 to 17WSM with no issues on Sportsters, just be sure to do it on a lathe as opposed to by hand to avoid an out of round chamber. What happened to the 17HH project?

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Tim:

I put it on the back burner for now. Been busy with having some muzzle loaders built and a bunch of retirement stuff plus, wife had a cancer diagnosis which turned out great after chemo, cancer free.......

Decided I might like the WSM a bit more just for fun but I cant say the HH is out of the picture. Problem is the darn donor guns are getting hard to find. I would really like to get my hands on an early model like the HMR I now have.

Thanks for asking.

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Tim:

I put it on the back burner for now. Been busy with having some muzzle loaders built and a bunch of retirement stuff plus, wife had a cancer diagnosis which turned out great after chemo, cancer free.......

Decided I might like the WSM a bit more just for fun but I cant say the HH is out of the picture. Problem is the darn donor guns are getting hard to find. I would really like to get my hands on an early model like the HMR I now have.

Thanks for asking.

How are you doing ?
I always felt the 17HH was a better option since it's reloadable, but apparently rimfires are legal in a lot of reserve areas, so there's merit in that.

All's well now, last year was a bit of a nail biter after my wife's diagnosis of triple positive breast cancer in January, but after chemo and bi-lateral mastectomy she's cancer free and doing well and with a head full of hair, way more than I ever had!!

Stay well,

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Glad to hear you wife is cancer free.....


Enjoy yourselves.....

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