Re: Remington 597 .17HMR Recall
I don't know that I'd call the .17 HMR a mistake. I know a few people who enjoy the .17 HMR greatly, myself among those. The problem is, as everyone else said, about the blow back semi-auto and case pressures. The cartridges, I don't believe are at fault. The .17 HMR is not on par with centerfire calibers and isn't supposed to be, but it is a VERY flat shooting small game round that packs a significantly stiffer punch than .22 LR at all effective .22 LR ranges. The .17 HMR is a versatile round that can either be explosive with ballistic tipped ammo, very shocking with hollow points, very disruptive and heavily penetrating with jacketed soft points and hard penetrating with fmj ammo. I know little about the .17 HM2 but the .17 HMR has its place in the proper firearm.
Last edited by ponycar17; 01-15-2010 at 10:01 PM..