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steve b. 02-11-2008 03:28 PM

All interested in the fate of the .17 HM2.!
I have been reading this thread on the pending demise of the Hornady .17 Mach 2 rimfire round, and rather impressed as to how many passionate proponents spoke up. Then, one shooter suggested that everyone write into a magazine in efforts to get the word to manufacturers about an existing need to continue production of the round.

Well, I have an idea on how to make that suggestion really work. As the Managing Editor of the Rimfire Department for Small Caliber News, I help develop and assemble the content of the Rimfire articles. Since I write most of them, it’s based on what I’m interested in at the time. I try to keep any eye on current interests, but as we all know the printed work can’t keep up with the internet. But, the printed word seems to be of much more interest to manufacturers. In fact, a copy of our magazine is sent to nearly every small-caliber ammunition manufacturer in America. With that being said, how about we take your thoughts and drop them right in the middle of their desk?

Here is what I propose:

I will start a thread on RFC, asking 5 simple questions:

1. Do you currently shoot the .17 Mach 2?
2. How many firearms do you own that are chambered for .17 Mach 2?
3. Do you feel it is important to continue production of the .17 Mach 2?
4. How many rounds a year (on average) do you shoot of .17 Mach 2?
5. What is a reasonable price at which you will pay for .17 Mach 2?

I will then wait a few months, or until the thread seems to have no life, and then total the results. From there I will make that the first article in the following edition, and discuss the comments and results. Upon that printing, I will personally send a copy to every manufacturer involved in the .17 Mach 2, as well as their main distributors. An example would be a copy to the Production manager at Eley, and their main U.S. distributor, Zanders. It’s easy for me in that I already communicate with these individuals, and I can assure all of you that they will indeed read that article.

From there, I will push hard to get them to comment in writing, laying out their position on the future of the .17 Mach 2, for printing in the following edition SCN.

If they choose not to comment, I will also list that in the following article, but I know most of them well enough to get something.

Anyone interested?


NateSS 02-11-2008 03:36 PM

it would be much easier for you to do the statistics if you set up a multiple choice format, (except for maybe #3 above), also more people would be likely to do the survey.

Just a suggestion

Skeeter27red 02-11-2008 03:36 PM

1). I am passionate about the little HM2, and I shoot it often.
2). I own 7 firearms chambered in HM2. 3 bolt, 1 lever, 3 semi-auto.
3). I think the HM2 is a great niche round, and I actually shoot it considerably more then my HMR, of which I own only 1. Continued production will only benefit from a ramped up interest and useage of the cartridge as time goes on, so yes, production is important to me.
4). A coupla thousand.
5). Given the recent revised pricing structure for all ammo, I think $4-5 a box is a fair price to both the MFG. and the consumer.

AGJ223 02-11-2008 03:36 PM

:eek: yeah I am interested! were do i post:bthumb:

steve b. 02-11-2008 03:38 PM

Thanks for the comments, but let the info come first.

I'll sort it later.

Like Skeeter posted - his comments are better quoted than boiled down into numbers.

NateSS 02-11-2008 03:39 PM

1 _ yes
2 _ 1
3 _ I have only shot 20 rounds out of it but I love it so far!
4 _ I plan on shooting at least a brick a year plus some doggin trips!
5 _ Relative to if its online or in the store will not pay more than 5/$ online, 6.99 / box if its in a retail store, but really that is about as high as I want to go


steve b. 02-11-2008 03:41 PM

I got skeeter's and Nates pulled aside already.

please post on the other thread now.


wproct 02-11-2008 03:48 PM

1. Yes, I own firearms in the 17M2 cartridge and am an avid fan of the cartridge.
2. I have two bolt action rifles in this caliber, Kimber 17 classic varmint, and Remington 504.
3. Yes, I sincerely hope that the cartridge remains in production.
4. Right now I am shooting around 500 rounds per year.
5. Reasonable price would be somewhere between $4.00 to $6.00 per box.

RimfireGimp 02-11-2008 04:58 PM

looks like you have 2 threads going on this. you'd better delete one so you dont confuse yourself and others(i.e. wproct) taking the survey. just keep the one that you want to compile the statistics from.

Pondsideshooter 02-11-2008 05:04 PM

17 m2
4.500-750 rounds
5.5.00 - 6.00:Blasting_

wproct 02-11-2008 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by RimfireGimp (Post 1735152)
looks like you have 2 threads going on this. you'd better delete one so you dont confuse yourself and others(i.e. wproct) taking the survey. just keep the one that you want to compile the statistics from.


steve b. 02-11-2008 05:13 PM

It's ok
I will keep track of both threads.

Next time I will just do one post, but for now, just post on either one of them.

Just will take a bit more messing with on my side.

Thanks for the comments.


kitsap 02-11-2008 05:31 PM

1. Yes
2. 3
3. Yes
4. 500 - 700
5. $4 - $5

MCMEAN 02-11-2008 06:25 PM

3-yes,this is a great little round that needs to stick around

750k2 02-11-2008 06:30 PM

2-Two soon to be three (Finn bbl)....Is three bbl shipped today....
5- 4-5$

Thanks Steve:bthumb:

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