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I like three things about the 17HMR

Trajectory - FLAT!
Low noise - more'n .22LR, less'n .22 mag
Frangible bullet - almost no possibility of riccochet or overpenetration

That it's accurate as all get out doesn't hurt matters either.

What I dont like is the price of the ammo and that that leetle bitty bullet only penetrates 2 inches or so in flesh. Kinda limits its use to skunks and smaller in my book.

But DANG it's a fun little whiz-bang!

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Ditto to redial!!! Also some of the other manufactueres are going to start making 17HMR ammo. CCI, REMINGTON, and AGULA (did I spell that right?) are the ones I have heard of. Should bring the price down. KN
 

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FWIW, CCI makes the Hornady round with the red tip and they will make the Remington round with the green tip on the same assembly line. CCI is also producing a 17 gr TNT HP round which will be available soon. The CCI TNT ammo is supposed to sell for under $8 a box, according to current pricing. You can always buy a rifle with interchangable barrels, like the 10/22 Mag, 77/22 Mag, or the 597 Remington Mag. I bought the Remington 597 Mag in 17 HMR and picked up a second barrel in 22 Mag, so I've got both calibers in one rifle. MI VHNTR
 
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