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Old 03-10-2019, 09:48 AM
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I wish Eley would get back into the .17 rf ammo production beginning with the 17WSM. Geezers, err, seasoned shooters, remember the accuracy of the Eley 17HM2 ammo not so far back back in the day and know it has be done. Maybe if they just threatened to get back into the game Winchester would add a QC dept to their 17WSM line? heavy sigh!
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Al that would sure be nice...

My friend Dan and I used to shoot tons of pds up in Wyoming with the Eley 17Mach2,what a great little round.My Sako Quad loves em.Call my strange but I remember that the scent of a fired round had a burned crazy glue smell to it.Perhaps they added a tiny pinch of meth to it so we would keep buying it
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I wish Eley would get back into the .17 rf ammo production beginning with the 17WSM. Geezers, err, seasoned shooters, remember the accuracy of the Eley 17HM2 ammo not so far back back in the day and know it has be done. Maybe if they just threatened to get back into the game Winchester would add a QC dept to their 17WSM line? heavy sigh!
Al, we are the quality control dept. for both ammo and Bmag production!
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:02 PM
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I'll bet, as with Remington back in their 5mm ammo production days, Winchester is not licensing anyone to manufacture 17WSM ammo.
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I'll bet, as with Remington back in their 5mm ammo production days, Winchester is not licensing anyone to manufacture 17WSM ammo.
Never thought of that. I just sent em an email asking if they hold the patent.
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I'll bet, as with Remington back in their 5mm ammo production days, Winchester is not licensing anyone to manufacture 17WSM ammo.
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Never thought of that. I just sent em an email asking if they hold the patent.
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What about being able to obtain the exact equipment to form the 17WSM case, which I believe took some modification of the 27 caliber nail gun case to obtain the 17WSM case with the needed quality?

The nail gun mfg that is owned by Winchester may have patents too.

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