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Old 08-11-2019, 02:28 PM
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Has any handgun manufacturer produced one chambered for the 17HMR?



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Not sure exactly why but I've been thinking that would be a good small game getter if any were ever produced. A revolver would be the ideal and I remember several wildcat calibers were made using the pre & model 17 S&W revolvers . What do you Rimfire guys think?

I'm partial to double action revolvers and I read that Ruger made one in a Single Six. Thanks

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:56 PM
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Ruger and Taurus are two off the top that produce revolvers I know there are a couple more. The Taurus is supossedly very accurate and most single action Rugers are.
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I have a KelTec PMR30 (22mag) and I'd be all for a 17 HMR barrel if they ever made one for it.

My PMR30 as well as the Ruger single six 22 mags I've shot are VERY LOUD, a 17 HMR in the same, would be even louderer!!!
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:22 PM
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Smith and Wesson has one too.
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It's a great cartridge in the TC Contender/G2. Gets more out of the cartridge than any revolver. Very accurate.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:21 PM
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Chiappa has one in single action and it can be had with an 8" barrel. My LGS has one in stock and it appears Chiappa has improved their quality control over the very early one I had in 22 rimfire. It's much better finished. Not a single six by any means but not bad for the price. It looks better than a Heritage.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:28 PM
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Not sure exactly why but I've been thinking that would be a good small game getter if any were ever produced. A revolver would be the ideal and I remember several wildcat calibers were made using the pre & model 17 S&W revolvers . What do you Rimfire guys think?

I'm partial to double action revolvers and I read that Ruger made one in a Single Six. Thanks
If you want to convert one a model 48 would be a better choice as no firing pin or extractor mods are needed.
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Kimber made a 1911 clone in 17 HMR. Pretty rare.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:30 PM
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crippled balllistics

I think you would lose a whole bunch of velocity if you put that cartridge into a pistol-length barrel.

You would almost certainly have better ballistics and economics to find a handgun chambered for 22mag
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:47 AM
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Taurus and Smith and Wesson both make a revolver in 17hmr

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I would bet the HMR will still have a flatter trajectory than the WMR just as in a rifle.

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Old 08-16-2019, 06:27 PM
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I have a Taurus tracker in 17 hmr, I do not like the way the cases look when fired, the flair out at the end. Sent it back to Taurus for repair, and they sent it back and said their gun was designed this way. I believe it keeps the cylinder from locking up with this design. They sent back a target that they shot with I believe a 3/4 in group. I just can not get over the look of the spent cases. Some day I will dig it out of the safe and sell the thing.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:24 AM
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I think you would lose a whole bunch of velocity if you put that cartridge into a pistol-length barrel.

You would almost certainly have better ballistics and economics to find a handgun chambered for 22mag
Velocity tests showed the Taurus 6" revolver was just shy of 2000fps. That's still real good. I'll bet it's stupid loud though.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:00 PM
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Thanks

I really appreciate all the replies, had not considered the cylinders not being properly bored to fit the cartridges. Deformed cases would be a concern and could be similar to the problems encountered with the S & W Model 53 chambered for the .22 Remington Jet.
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