.17 HMR in an AR platform
This is a discussion on .17 HMR in an AR platform within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 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 ...
Post By zacii
January 6th, 2013 06:01 PM
.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.
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January 6th, 2013 06:15 PM
I found a better choice for the .22 mag...
Why pay $1,175 for that Alexander Arms...which is cool looking, when you can have just as much fun (same caliber) with a Henry Rifle in .22 mag? Henry Repeating Arms | Fine Rifles Made in America and Priced Right
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January 6th, 2013 07:29 PM
I would NOT waste my money.
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January 6th, 2013 07:37 PM
I just came back from Wal-Mart. They are sold out of .22LR but they do have .17HMR in stock. The .17 is pricier than .22LR and from some of the different things I've read about it, it sounds like the .17HMR is more potent than the .22LR. Still, $1,100 is pricey for a small caliber rifle. If your prime concern is HD/SD, I'd opt for a tactical 12GA.
January 6th, 2013 07:46 PM
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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