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Old 03-12-2008, 09:38 AM
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I just bought a 17 mach 2 and wanted to know what ammo would be best. I want something accerate and deadly 100+ yards. what shoud I get?
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:14 PM
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Hornady catalogs only 1 load: 17 HM2 17 GR V-MAX. So, I guess that makes your choice easy, after all.

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Old 04-20-2008, 08:03 PM
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what did you get?

what are you wanting to shoot .17 mach2 from? i bought a savage last fall when they were on sale... it's the neatest little bolt rifle i've ever seen.... i love the fast, flat shooting, accurate, little .17 cal 17 gr. round.... the savage was just getting sighted in and shooting small groups when it got too cold and too busy around here see what it was capable of.... what i did see was very promising though.... everyone should have at least one 17mach2 to use!
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:27 PM
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I just bought a 17 mach 2 and wanted to know what ammo would be best. I want something accerate and deadly 100+ yards. what shoud I get?
A .17HMR!! 20gr bullets are much more accurate. My Marlin 917V is perfect from 35 to 130 yards. $200.00 bucks out the door. Jim

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Old 04-22-2008, 06:04 PM
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I have a hard time shelling out that kind of ammo price, and not get brass to reload out of the deal...
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:16 AM
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Thumbs up Mach 2

I have tried all the Mach 2 ammo the Eley is the best shooting but it is also the dirtiest,
after twenty shots it was like cleaning a black powder gun.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:04 AM
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I have a hard time shelling out that kind of ammo price, and not get brass to reload out of the deal...
Lot of owners feel the same way too. The price of .17 Rimfire ammo is simply too high, and the .22 LR or even the .22 WRM are much better rounds. I was looking into buying a .17 Rimfire either the M-2 or HMR but didn't because I feel they will be short lived just like the 5 mm Remington.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:33 PM
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Here in the UK the .17HMR became real popular and now the trend seems to be moving back to the .22 WMR which I have been shooting for years for rabbit bashing and works so much better than .17HMR in my opinion. I use a marlin 25MN and a winchester 2294 for rabbit in .22WMR

Like you are saying ammo prices are just getting silly for .17HMR and the Mach 2 is no better.

I was thinking of going to .22 hornet so I can reload those rounds as well as the .357 and .308 I currently make.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:04 AM
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Here in the UK the .17HMR became real popular and now the trend seems to be moving back to the .22 WMR which I have been shooting for years for rabbit bashing and works so much better than .17HMR in my opinion. I use a marlin 25MN and a winchester 2294 for rabbit in .22WMR

Like you are saying ammo prices are just getting silly for .17HMR and the Mach 2 is no better.

I was thinking of going to .22 hornet so I can reload those rounds as well as the .357 and .308 I currently make.
I would imagine the cost of .17 Rimfires in the UK would be high!! Going to the .22 Hornet & using reduced loads like 7.0 GRS/ SR-4759 / 50 grain PSP bullet in Remington Cases would save you a great deal of money, due to reloading. When I lived in Indiana, we could use small centerfire cartridges for small game like Squirrels or Rabbits. However, here in Kentucky we can ONLY use Rimfire ammo for Squirrel by law.
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http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...play.php?f=131
Lots of 17Mach 2 info here.
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I put togethera 10-22 in 17M2 and really enjoy shooting it. impurchased abput 20K rds of Eley from an online supplier for a really good price. Anytime I hit the range, the M2 gets fired at ranges out to 150yds.
I have taken down grackels and squirrels out to 100yds with it and killed a raccoon in the backyard one evening with it. i have not had a lot of trouble with this brand ammo and I did buy some Hornady and Remington to test out.
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