Ruger Forum

.22 magnum or .17 HMR

This is a discussion on .22 magnum or .17 HMR within the Ruger Bolt Action forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Don't know how many 22 Hornets there are out there now but that is a definite possibility and is reloadable. Given your two choices I ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Bolt Action

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old April 29th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #16
Moderator
 
terry_p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NH, USA.
Posts: 13,432
terry_p has a spectacular aura aboutterry_p has a spectacular aura aboutterry_p has a spectacular aura about
Don't know how many 22 Hornets there are out there now but that is a definite possibility and is reloadable. Given your two choices I would go with a 22 Mag as I tend to favor a little heavier bullet for hunting applications.



terry_p is online now  
Advertisements
Old April 29th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #17
 
Dozer02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: S.Meriden Connecticut
Posts: 998
Dozer02 is on a distinguished road
My most accurate rimfire is a Savage .22 lr. My second most accurate rimfire is a tie between....you guessed it! Two other Savage's in .22WMR & .17HMR. They will both easily print 1/2" groups at 100 yards. A 10MPH cross wind will affect the POI of both cartridges @ 100 yds+, but the lighter .17 is much more succeptable. I vote for the .22WMR simply because of bullet weight and versatility. Speer even makes "Personal defense" rounds for the .22mag. For small game hunting, they'll both do basically the same thing, but most folk's do prefer the heavier bullet weight of the .22 mag. I like the .22mag for your case because your cleaning tools will be the same to clean all three guns, your .22lr, .22 mag and your .223/5.56. I say get the .22 mag and then shortly thereafter, pick up a .17HMR! Which ever one you do get, there's no doubt you'll ultimately end up getting the other! There isn't a single person on this forum or any other firearm forum that won't agree that 2 gun's/calibers are always better than one!
Dozer02 is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #18
 
mnh2obuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calif
Posts: 596
mnh2obuff is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

I found this article helpful when I was looking into getting a .17HMR:

Compared: .17 HMR and .22 WMR (Magnum)
mnh2obuff is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #19
 
Golfbuddy45's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Apex, North Carolina
Posts: 363
Golfbuddy45 is on a distinguished road
.22Magnum all over the .17HMR. .22Mag has more power and the new ammo is nearly the same velocity as the .17 HMR. In addition there is the companionship of the .22Mag Rifle with your favorite .22Mag revolver . . One does not go anywhere without the other at my house:



GB45
Golfbuddy45 is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #20
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: wayne nj
Posts: 10,397
bwinters will become famous soon enoughbwinters will become famous soon enough
22 mag all the way.
bwinters is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #21
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,022
RockDoctor will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMD View Post
My Savage 93R in .17HMR will shoot dime sized groups all day long at 100yrds. Is that accurate enough?
J

I have both a Savage .22mag and a .17hmr. The hummer goes with me to the boonies. The .22mag is versatile and you can buy ammo more places than the .17hmr. The .17hmr accuracy is amazing and will leave you smiling.

If you decide on the Hummer, get a good scope. Marlin makes a good rifle, but I prefer the Savage,
RockDoctor is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #22
 
Dozer02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: S.Meriden Connecticut
Posts: 998
Dozer02 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlynch34 View Post
Go with .22 mag. I've heard when Remington gets one of there 17's for repair you get a 22 mag back, don't how true this is.
The Remington 597 .17HMR was recalled. They sent me a letter offering me a credit for $250.00 to turn in my 597 .17HMR! I threw that letter away and still have my 597-.17! Some years from now, it'll probably be worth a good amount because of that recall. What you heard is half true. If you send in a .17HMR 597 for repairs, they will destroy it and offer you the option of the 597 .22mag or the $250.00 credit, your choice.
Dozer02 is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #23
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 548
MainerEd is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMD View Post
My Savage 93R in .17HMR will shoot dime sized groups all day long at 100yrds. Is that accurate enough?
Mine to love that thing.
MainerEd is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #24
 
Golfbuddy45's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Apex, North Carolina
Posts: 363
Golfbuddy45 is on a distinguished road
When they stop making the .17HMR due to reductions in manufacturing that is happening in much of the cartridge making manufacturers these days consider the following:

Total number of rifles ever manufactured - .22Mag

Accuracy difference between .17HMR and .22Mag - almost none,

Lower Cost - .22Mag,

Greater energy of the larger bullet - .22Mag,

Least affected by wind - .22 Mag.

Most handguns available in same caliber - .22Mag

Cost savings in cleaning equipment - use same for .22LR, .22Magnum, .223

When it comes to bringin home the bacon there has never been anything to consider in my mind - .22Mag beats out the .17HMR in 9 out of 10 taste tests!!!!!


>>.22MAGNUM<<


GB45

Last edited by Golfbuddy45; April 29th, 2012 at 05:38 PM.
Golfbuddy45 is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #25
TMD
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Texas
Posts: 2,355
TMD is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dozer02 View Post
The Remington 597 .17HMR was recalled. They sent me a letter offering me a credit for $250.00 to turn in my 597 .17HMR! I threw that letter away and still have my 597-.17! Some years from now, it'll probably be worth a good amount because of that recall. What you heard is half true. If you send in a .17HMR 597 for repairs, they will destroy it and offer you the option of the 597 .22mag or the $250.00 credit, your choice.
I think your confusing the .17HMR with the .17HM2. The .17HM2 is the one that was discontinued.
TMD is offline  
Old April 29th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #26
 
Ruger48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Posts: 66
Ruger48 is on a distinguished road
Go with 17HMR

I just picked one up from GB with a BSA Sweet .17 scope...Ruger 77/17....Matchs my singlesix in 17HMR...Just my 2 cents worth...Ruger48
Ruger48 is offline  
Old April 30th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #27
 
Golfbuddy45's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Apex, North Carolina
Posts: 363
Golfbuddy45 is on a distinguished road
You just have to go with your own heart - this discussion can go on forever like comparing the .44Mag with .45Colt, .30-30Win with .35Rem, .45-70 with .444, and on and on . . . .

I keep it going with my like for the .22Mag but a lot of folks will stand to defend the honor of the .17HMR and you know how we HUMANS are - - - - -



GB45
Golfbuddy45 is offline  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #28
 
fungun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Norcal
Posts: 10,371
fungun has a spectacular aura aboutfungun has a spectacular aura aboutfungun has a spectacular aura about
I don't own either and have been wondering the same between the two. I'm going with 22mag because all my cleaning supplies for my 22lr guns will work, I see the 22mag ammo more on store shelves, and I'm seriously Jonesing the single six hunter which comes with the extra 22mag cylinder.
fungun is offline  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #29
 
denverrdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grove City
Posts: 41
denverrdan is on a distinguished road
I have the Savage 93 as well, I can do dimes at 100 yards. I also practice shoot in the wind to see my how much I should hold off. There's 3 model 93's in my family. My two uncles and I. We all keep them in the truck and in the cab of the tractor for the ground hogs. Last summer I shot 38, One uncle had 56, and the other had 12. (It's a contest in our family thats why we keep track) I had only 3 that made it back to their holes, the rest dropped dead on the spot.
denverrdan is offline  
Old April 30th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #30
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Posts: 87
ReverendWolf is on a distinguished road
.22WMR FTW. My Marlin 25MN has hit a Coors can at 250 yards more than just a single lucky shot. Haven't really stretched it out any further because the sights are at their elevation limit at 250. Just put a cheap scope on it this year so maybe I'll give it a workout if I can afford to get to Colorado this year. Don't have a .17HMR but I've also never had a failure to fire with .22WMR as I have with .22lr. I think the cartridges must have a different loading process cause the WMR's just never seem to have air bubbles in the rim like the lr's do occasionally. It's my load of choice even if it is almost as expensive as my 9mm ammo around here LOL.
ReverendWolf is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Bolt Action



Search tags for this page

.17 hmr reviews australia

,

17 hmr or 22 mag

,

17 hmr or 22 wmr

,

22 mag or 17 hmr

,

22 mag vs 17 hmr

,

22 mag vs 17 hmr ammo cost

,

rifle scope for savage 93 .22mag

,

ruger .17 rifle .22 magnum

,
ruger 17 hmr hand gun vrs ruger 22 wmr hand gun
,

ruger 17 hmr revolver price

,

ruger american .17 hmr accuracy

,

ruger single six hunter 17 hmr

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.22 Magnum Spad Ruger Rimfires 17 April 22nd, 2012 12:55 AM
Non magnum primers in magnum cases? triker Reloading 14 January 30th, 2012 05:28 AM
32 H&R Magnum 38-55 Ruger Double Action 5 December 4th, 2011 01:29 PM
Recoil comparison GP100 357 magnum & 44 Magnum Redhawk MidLife Ruger Double Action 26 July 11th, 2011 04:12 PM
Magnum vs. Non-magnum primers Rob1109 Reloading 2 June 13th, 2010 01:33 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List  
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2014 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.