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CoastieGM
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.17 WSM vs. .223/5.56


ETC: Is there anything that .17 WSM is better suited for than 223/5.56.

Ammo price about the same.
Velocity about the same.

Perhaps on small game, .17 would leave meat more intact than .223?



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PresidentialPerch
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re: .17 WSM vs. .223/5.56


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Is there any reason to get the new .17 WSM


Because






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El Josey Wales
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^^^^^^^^^^^





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CoastieGM
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I shoulda known...

OK, let me re-phrase that…

Is there any that .17 WSM is better suited for than 223/5.56.






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PresidentialPerch
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OK, let me re-phrase that…

Is there any that .17 WSM is better suited for than 223/5.56.


Let me think a min, I'll come up with something.






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Nascar Fan
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Is there any reason to get the new .17 WSM if you already have a .223?

Yep cause you don't have one






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El Josey Wales
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I'm not gonna be interested in getting one until ammo becomes readily available for it.

I've got a .17 hmr, .17 Mach 2, a .204, a .22-250, several .223, and a plethora of
.22s.






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Judge Smails
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Because 'Merica




About to head out on my 17 WSM quest now






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xenon16
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re: .17 WSM vs. .223/5.56


Less noise
Less demands for ammo (and probably less supply)
Ability to shoot for anything that is rimfire restricted - varmint hunting is restricted in some states (especially at night)

most likely none of this matters to you... so it's just another toy

And comparing it to the 223 doesn't yield as much of a difference as comparing it to other rimfires.
Ex: It's about 60% more energy than the HMR and carries the effective range out to 200-225






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Thomas Magnum
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re: .17 WSM vs. .223/5.56


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I'm not gonna be interested in getting one until ammo becomes readily available for it.


If anybody is looking for ammo I recommend signing up for the email notification with Larry at Midway. I have received two notifications in the last two weeks that he had it in stock. It goes very fast when they do get it in stock though. I was able to get in on one of the notifications but missed out on the other.






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Ole Geauxt
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About to head out on my 17 WSM quest now


I am 17wsm Ninjer,, strange that I have received no calls or texts.

Signed,
Ole 17 wsm Geauxt Ninjer







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Thomas Magnum
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You use them nijer skills to talk people into buying guns that were ordered for someone else.





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CoastieGM
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xenon16...that's the kind of info I'm looking for.

Since I already have a .223, I'm wondering if there is any practical reason to get one of these 17WSM.

You've brought up a couple possibilities.









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Thomas Magnum
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One thing to consider on cost of the bullets is that the 17 WSM comes in boxed of 50 where the .223 comes in boxes of 20. Looking at prices on Midway show that a box of 223 V-Max is $18.49 while the 17 wsm is $14.99.





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xenon16
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CoastieGM

Glad to help






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Ole Geauxt
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You use them nijer skills to talk people into buying guns that were ordered for someone else.


Con few shoes says: "grass hoppah that is swayed by Ninjer need to be bream bait"
Signed,
Ole 17wsm Ninjer Geauxt






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Ability to shoot for anything that is rimfire restricted


This is pretty much the only advantage I can come up with.

It is cool though, and I want one.






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El Josey Wales
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Damn y'all. I've stated in this thread that I don't need one but y'all keep on justifying why I should get one.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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A man NEEDS a 12 gauge and a .22

The word need is pretty irrelevant talking about guns.

And nobody gives a shite. Buy every damn one you can get your hands on and shoot it until the barrel melts







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Ole Geauxt
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I'll tell u the same thing I told magnum,,,, Josey,, pleeeeeease don't buy it, you DON'T need it!!! I'm begging you,, DO NOT buy it!!!





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