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Old 04-20-2021, 04:59 PM
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I just ordered a CZ 457 American in .17HMR. Not because I wanted an HMR, but because I wanted another 457 and that's all that I could find that wasn't out of stock. I have a few 457 barrels in .22LR and one in .22WMR to swap into the new receiver. But now I'm thinking -- what are the relative merits of the HMR vs the WMR? I know the HMR shoots flatter, but is it really all that more accurate than the WMR? Quite a long time ago I had a .17HM2 and found it a giant PITA to clean with that tiny bore. I know there are big fans of both the WMR and the HMR, but do any of you have much experience with both that you could say, yep, go with ____ ! Net, net, should I keep the .17HMR barrel or the .22WMR barrel? (Both are threaded and I have a can, but one is definitely going to go.) Maybe I should post this in the .22WMR forum too?

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Old 04-20-2021, 05:39 PM
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I don’t have a good answer for you other than to shoot it for a while and decide for yourself. Something about the 17HMR I just love shooting mine.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:14 PM
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Well the tiny bore of the .17m2 doesn't get any larger with the .17hmr, that said what you want to shoot with it would decide for me. Good luck with your dilemma.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:49 PM
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My suggestion.
By one of each barrel and go have fun.
I have not experienced good luck with 22 mag. To be four though I have never bought aftermarket 22 mag barrel either.

Sound wise on ears hm2 is the clear winner except for 22 lr.

I love the hm2 round.
Had a barn burner ahooting Savage hmr once and sold like a dummy.
Also had a bummer shooting hmr that was a marlin. I still have it. Major door stop though.

Good luck. You’ll figure out your dilemma.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:56 PM
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Ive gor an MTR in LR and one in HMR and I would
Rather shoot the HMR...
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I have both a marling 22 wmr and a Marlin 917 17 hmr. Once I got the hmr the wmr just doesn’t get shot as much.

Then again the constant ammo crisis issues may have had an impact. I have since also acquired two revolvers, one .22lr/.22wmr and one in .17hmr and I prefer to shoot them the most out of the four.

The two calibers both have their merits.

Prairie dogs about to 300yds+ .17hmr now my close in will be my .17hm2

.22lr for paper and my .22wmr for bigger critters.


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Old 04-20-2021, 08:58 PM
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Ive gor an MTR in LR and one in HMR and I would
Rather shoot the HMR...

I got the nod from the missis to start looking for and MTR.


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