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The Hottest Rimfire on the Planet

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The Winchester .17 Super Magnum was launched at the 2012 SHOT Show, but rifles have been in short supply until recently. For anyone who enjoys shooting light, extremely fast bullets, this new cartridge is a dream for targeting varmints and small predators. The tiny 17-caliber bullet flies accurately with very little wind drift; propelled by the new Super Magnum powders, it drops just 3.5 inches at 200 yards when sighted in at 50. Now that’s flat! Additionally, tiny varmint bullets greatly eliminate the probability of a ricochet in field situations, and the lower muzzle blast keeps the neighbors out of the picture.

winchester-17-wmr-rimfire-savage-boxes[1]GunsAmerica did an extensive test of the .17 Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire and the Savage B-Mag rifle, complete with comparison charts to the .17 HMR and .22 Win Mag. Read the full results.

Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.