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    Posted: 09 November 2020 at 09:45
Is the .17 WSM  dead?   It is the result of a .27-caliber nail gun cartridge necked down.

Friend had one and sold it.  I figured it was obsolete and couldn't be reloaded.

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It is a fun little round for sure, here we could find shells for it when 22 LR were non existent.
Dead I think so, needed more manufactures to make a gun for it. 
A good replacement for it is the 17 Hornet K and you can reload for it...
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I haven't seen 17 wsm ammo on the shelf in quite a while. That makes me think it might be dead in the water. 

I assume that like the .243 winning out over the .257 Roberts, Their isn't room for 2 similar rounds. I assume the 17 HMR won the hearts of varminters. 

I am very reluctant to buy any rimfire that's not proven itself to last. I would hate the thought of having a relatively new gun that I couldn't buy ammo for or load for. 

Is it safer to stick to centerfires?

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yep, it could be like the 5mm Remington.  no ammo!


The ammo cost was close to that of a 223 cheapo ammo.  Might have been a loser.

Savage was making some in their cheap B line up.  ruger made them until they had more than they could give away.
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I'm pretty sure I wouldn't buy one unless it could be rebarreled into something else. 

I have a few guns I don't shoot but I don't have any I can't shoot. 

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