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cj1026
05-31-2009, 5:43 AM
Hey guys I was in the gun shop the other day buying my son a .22 for his birthday. They had a few 17 mach2 and 17HMR's. I would really like to pick up a rifle in this caliber but which one is the better round?

sd_shooter
05-31-2009, 6:07 AM
Are you paying for your son's ammo? If not, maybe get a .22.

cj1026
05-31-2009, 6:16 AM
My son got a .22 the 17 would be for me.

p7m8jg
05-31-2009, 6:34 AM
I bought the Savage package that came with the bolt action rifle and scope for around $250 (don't recall exactly). It's been a great gun. Ammo runs around $13 a box of 50 rounds. Can't compare it to the Mach2 other than the Mach2 ammo is cheaper.

cj1026
05-31-2009, 6:38 AM
I bought the Savage package that came with the bolt action rifle and scope for around $250 (don't recall exactly). It's been a great gun. Ammo runs around $13 a box of 50 rounds. Can't compare it to the Mach2 other than the Mach2 ammo is cheaper.

I saw a camo one like that yesterday at Alquist that I really liked

punisheryayarea
05-31-2009, 3:39 PM
I have a .17 HMR and i Love it its a Mossberg 817 at yes I said it Big 5 for 189.00 on sale and it very very accurate at 100 yards

rino
05-31-2009, 3:43 PM
dido!! i 2 got the mossberg, its very fun!

RobG
05-31-2009, 3:48 PM
Definitely the HMR. More energy, better at distance, easier (relatively) to find ammo. Rimfirecentral.com has tons of info on both.

OutlawDon
05-31-2009, 4:55 PM
What do you plan to shoot and how far?

Jonathan Doe
05-31-2009, 5:53 PM
I think 17 HMR is ballistically superior than 17 Mach2.

OutlawDon
05-31-2009, 6:01 PM
I think 17 HMR is ballistically superior than 17 Mach2.

There is no doubt about that for sure. But the price of the HMR is 2 to 3 times the cost of the Mach 2, so you'll have to figure out if it's worth it to you.

http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2008/02/17/17-hmr-price-hikes-spur-renewed-interest-in-17-mach-2/

pat4wd
06-01-2009, 4:04 PM
for the price I don't like the HMR.. it is a fun round.. I have both but find myself shooting the MachII way more.. being that I can shoot for less then half the cost.. shoot almost a quarter of the cost.. And only about 400fps slower.. Also the mach II is plenty accurate out to 125 yards.. Have been shooting sub MOA at 100 yards.. rather good for a rimfire.. the HMR does the same. but it shoots even flatter:thumbsup: so less adjustment between distances

I have a crap load of machII(CHEAP) for sale too if anyone local wants it.. Search my name in ammo

aplinker
06-01-2009, 6:41 PM
psssst.... these are rimfire rounds ;)

Amacias805
06-01-2009, 6:47 PM
well i've shot both...

i believe it was mentioned but the HMR is based off of the 22 mag... and there for more powerful, has more distances, and a superior round... its usually runs for about 13-15 bucks a box of 50 at your local walmart.... sometimes you can find them on sale online for 10 bucks


HM2 is based off of the 22 lr and there for has less distances, less power, but a good fun round that will run you about 2-5 bucks a box.... but the round is a little newer and a little harder to find

Jonathan Doe
06-01-2009, 7:01 PM
There is no doubt about that for sure. But the price of the HMR is 2 to 3 times the cost of the Mach 2, so you'll have to figure out if it's worth it to you.

http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2008/02/17/17-hmr-price-hikes-spur-renewed-interest-in-17-mach-2/

I prefer performance over the cost of ammo. I buy the ammo by case, and forget about the price.

pat4wd
06-01-2009, 7:20 PM
I prefer performance over the cost of ammo. I buy the ammo by case, and forget about the price.

if you buy it because of performance their are many many many rounds that outperform the .17hmr:thumbsup:

BroncoBob
06-01-2009, 8:34 PM
Got both Mach2 and HMR rifles. The Mach2's are a lot of fun, very quiet compared to a 22 or the HMR. But if I had to pick I would go with the HMR.

cj1026
06-09-2009, 7:53 PM
Guys thanks for all the in put. I bought a Crickett .22 for the boy and picked up the Savage 93R17-FV 17hmr for my self. I have 2 10/22 and a few .223 rifles so I think this will be a nice addition to the gang. Can't wait to get out and shoot it.