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.17HMR verses .17HMR2
« on: February 17, 2013, 01:55:30 PM »
Interested in hearing opinions on the accuracy potential of the .17HMR2 verses the .17HMR?
I have an HMR in a BSA Martini action, but considering getting a bolt gun.

Does anyone have both and have you done a accuracy comparison?

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Re: .17HMR verses .17HMR2
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 03:05:06 PM »
I tried both Hm2 & Hmr in Marlin heavy barrel & found them both very very good but went with the Hmr when I bought. I am having absolutely no regrets with buying the Hmr & really enjoy it. I didnt think the Hm2 could offer as much advantage range wise over the .22 as the Hmr did.

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Re: .17HMR verses .17HMR2
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 04:10:21 PM »
I passed up a 17 HMR in a martini action a couple of years back.  I regretted it very quickly.
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Re: .17HMR verses .17HMR2
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 04:53:14 PM »
I have had both.

The problem here is that we do not have the demand for the Hm2 so the ammo we get is mostly old.

I would run with the Hmr for accuracy and hitting power.

The CZ hm2 I had was really accurate but the ammo was pretty crappy at best. When I could find the Eley stuff, it would one hole at 50yds and do 1/4 inch at 100 with an 18X scope.

I have had more frustration than than anything else regarding the Hm2 and whilst I love the way it stops possum and any other small critter it has come across, the logical choice goes with it's bigger brother.

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Re: .17HMR verses .17HMR2
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 12:51:48 PM »
With regard to Andre's comment about old ammunition, Eley only ever made HM2 in 2005. That was it. Any Eley you can find is 7 years old, and they don't make it any more.


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