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.17 Aguila: 2550 fps with an 18-gr polytip bullet!

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Ski posted a picture of a box of preproduction .17 Aguila ammo over on the .17 Rifles board. The .17 Aguila is simply a .22LR necked down to .172 cal, for those of you unfamiliar with it. Anyways, the box says 2550 fps with an 18-gr bullet! That is slightly better than the .17 HMR but from a smaller case! I have no idea how they did it, or if the round will live up to those ballistics when released, but if thats for real it should give the .17 HMR a run for it's money. Imagine all the .22LR guns out there right now that could simply be rebarrelled (esp. 10/22's and 77/22's).
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When/if I shoot it and it does it then I'll believe it.

...and if that little "bullet"/case/powder can generate that kind of velocity....then imagine what twice the powder will do in a 17HMR.

When/if I shoot it and it does it then I'll believe it.
 

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Yep its hard to extract a case with no head/rim.

KaBooM-----Split------crack

Like I said

When/if I shoot it and it does it then I'll believe it.

I knew from day one it was a hoax remember I speak to Aguila often. :cool:

Well done Ski + Antlurz......!!! :t
 

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Intec,

Thank You!

ALL of you "in-the-know" were very gracious in "playing along" by not asking questions that could not be answered.

It seems that 99.99% of "us" enjoyed the prank.

Antlurz still hasn't popped his head up, yet, to take his bows.

I think he's still waiting for the "fallout" to dissipate.

BWAHAHAHA!
 

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Chum the .17 aguila was pre- introduced if that's believable a couple years ago. With sample ammo and everything. It's just never rolled off the assembly line. Vq, CPC, and most all of the manufactures that wanted ammo samples got them. It's serious to note that ski pumped the specs up up up and away on his little prank post. At best I believe agauila can get 1450fps out of their little 17 without problems, so what the bloody heck is the point(Aguila notoriously over-pumps the specs on their other offerings.) The 17HRM is here and the .17ag isn't; likely never be released, they missed the market mood and the boat. If they do by some chance get a .17LR out soon it's as good as DOA.

Oh by my calculation the 22LR case would make a great little propellent for a BB, I'm actually going to try this sooner or later, now a BB might make 2550...
 

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...If they do by some chance get a .17LR out soon it's as good as DOA.
Counting the chicks before the eggs hatch. Don't remember any of the names but many people were saying the same thing about the .17HMR before it was released.

Not a flame, just opinion.

regards Bill:)
 

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I'd probably buy atleast a barrel, just to see what it's like.

Unless, of course, it shoots like all of the other Aguila ammo.

I can stomach "stinky" ammo, but stinky, innacurate ammo...

Nope! :D
 

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CHIEF SAYS : VIPER , You would buy a barrel for a non-existing
caliber ? Wow. collectors item .

I checked Volquartsens site . They plainly state .

" we WILL be taking orders " . duhh.
I WILL be playing the lottery - doesnt mean I will ever win.

Next question .
Say Volquartsen " gives " you a complete gun,
What " how" will you get ammo for it.?

Ok. MILLIONS or rounds were sold at this years shot show .
Who BOUGHT THEM ?
and what WILL you have to pay for some ?

No NO, no AND no again.
NO ONE = bought diddily. THEY placed a promise order.

promised to buy = when its available - When is that? never ?

NO -THE JOKE GOES ON -
manufacturers taking orders , selling things that dont exist.
"BUY - A - DREAM ""

PEOPLE wake UP = your being taken on A ride .
lizard style.

or JUST GIVE - chief a "box price" and I'll shut up.

CD
 

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Like I said in my earlier post....

I'd probably buy atleast a barrel, just to see what it's like.

Unless, of course, it shoots like all of the other Aguila ammo.

I can stomach "stinky" ammo, but stinky, innacurate ammo...

Nope!


That was for the fact that if it ever comes out, I would buy a barrel.

Like I said....Unless it shoots like all of the other Aguila ammo.

If you don't have ammo, you can't see how it shoots...

Hence, I won't buy a barrel.....Until I see how it shoots, when it comes out in 15 years.

Capisce?
 

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"Retail Price: $825.00
Introducing the Volquartsen Cheetah Semi-Auto Pistol. The new pistol will be offered in 17 Aguila"

This is what they stated. I guess "will be" is the vague part of it. It is the second sentence in the description though. I feel it's a little deceiving. It should say

"Retail Price: $825.00
Introducing the Volquartsen Cheetah Semi-Auto Pistol. The new pistol will be offered in 17 Aguila if you feel lucky"

Edit- It's too bad they were deceived as well by the lizard people.
 

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ChiefDave said:
JUST GIVE - chief a "box price"
In a response to a post on the origianl report site I got this.

High Standard
17 Hi- Standard Ammunition
Mon Feb 24 10:30:41 2003
216.119.128.41

Aguila has not come up with the final price- I am told that the target retail price 5.95 to 6.95 for 50rds

In a response to an E-mail to Hi-Stamdard I got this

"call us @ 800-272-7816"

All you have to do is ask the right folks I guess. Of course. it seems that this time last year there wasn't much info out on the 17HMR either.
 

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Chief says : Still doesnt answer the question.

What does 1 box cost ?

not : a target price , or $5.95 - $6.95 ?

A simple (buy now) (1 box) (order) (off the shelf).

Take my money= (put it in mty hand) ( mail it) (deliver it)
I dont care . just one confirmed selling price,
for (one box)

NOBODY . NOBODY = in the entire world can give me that.
because - the one BOX = DOES NOT EXIST.

CHIEFDAVE.
 
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