Rimfire rounds have a tendency to be fun. Maybe it’s because most shooters grew up with a rimfire gun, and the shooting never really had to stop when the cheap old rimfire got brought out. Maybe it’s because there is something magical about realizing the power of a no-recoil cartridge with the ability to dispatch a live animal. Maybe it’s the tactile visual feedback that is inherent to any rimfire shooting session.
The type of fun that the .17 WSM rimfire cartridge provides is orders of magnitude above that of your standard .22LR or similar rimfire. This a kick to shoot. It’s even more interesting and fun to use for varmint hunting. Prairie dogs, squirrel, rabbits and small predators are no match for the almost obscene velocity (in this case 3000 feet per second) and the fun of being able to shoot for so cheap almost feels naughty. The 20 grain tipped projectile is a wind shedding bullet that is hard to explain when it seems to magically take small game at a couple hundred yards.
Specifically built for varmint hunting this round is curiously accurate and finds a very comfortable home in the extreme accuracy realm, where it is not impossible to approach ¼ MOA with the right hardware.
Review by OuchMyEye
The Federals (American Eagle) are a little more accurate than the Winchester brand in my rifle (Ruger 77/117). This is a great price from Bulk Ammo! (Posted on 5/3/2016)
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