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Will we ever see a new rimfire caliber?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Weapons' started by PanhandleGlocker, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. PanhandleGlocker

    PanhandleGlocker Sharpshooter

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    Driving by tons of prairie dog towns up here in the Panhandle lately and I’ve been thinking a lot about getting a .17 WSM again. I have an .17HMR but I just really thought the WSM did a lot better and loved it a lot more.

    But that got me to thinking. Do you think anyone will offer a new rimfire caliber in the near future or have they pretty much met the limit with the 17WSM as far as speed and how far the effective range is?
     
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  2. Bchance

    Bchance Marksman

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    That’s a good question. I always liked the extra firepower and personally, it was a lot of fun shooting them with my .270 from a couple hundred yards away.

    I’m from Guymon too by the way. Actually went to school at Yarbrough until my Junior year then transferred to Guymon. Small world.
     
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  3. Honey Badger

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    I was out in the Pan for 8 years. Panhandleglocker was one my students/hunting/riding buddies. I taught at Guymon for 3 years before getting TF outta the Pan and coming back to civilization. Nice folks out there.
     
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    I feel like as technology continues to progress rimfire tech will as well, and there will be new rounds. Right now rimfire is hot, and with the current administration it will stay that way for a while. I think recently 17mach2 getting overshadowed by the 17hmr cost Hornady a lot of money and was a costly mistake. If I were to bet, we'll see a new rimfire cartridge after this administration leaves. I think the entire firearms/ammo industry is going to be playing things safe for a few years.
     
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    I want a .9 caliber rimfire. Muzzle velocity with a 10 grain bullet will about triple anything on the market right now. For about 30 feet. Then will drop off dramatically. :pms2:
     
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    I have had a 17 hmr and now have a 17wsm I love the wsm
     
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    17wsm is hard to beat, at this rate it will catch my 65yo .222 before long on coyote kills. Still shoot my 5mm mag on occasion too though.
     
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    PBramble I need TP

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    should have named it .17 Creedmoor. it would have had such a following.
     
  9. adamsredlines

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    What would you want to achieve with a new caliber?
     
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  10. HoLeChit

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    I think you’re on to something.
     
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