.17 HMR in an AR platform
Seeing that .22, .223/5.56 ammo is in short supply, I searched around for an AR platform in .17 HMR. I found this:
Alexander Arms .17 HMR | Shooting Illustrated
I was wondering, is this even an effective round? Are there other rifles that would be a better choice?
This may be too late. Just did a check and you can't get this ammo either. Ugh. :aargh4:
Re: .17 HMR in an AR platform
The HMR is a fast, frangible round. It's the bomb for rabbits and sage rats.
It'll do the job for coyotes, under favorable circumstances ...
I would never consider it for self-defense, unless it was all I had.
It would be akin to using birdshot, IMO.
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