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Thread: Hm2 on the way back?

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    Hm2 on the way back?

    Still my favourite rimfire round.

    Hopefully we can get it down here again in better supply.

    I had a CZ 452 American that was a lazer. Loved smashing Hares, Rabbits and Possums with the Eley Ammo.

    Eley stuff had a funny smell, think it was their primer? Anyhow, I'd be keen to see a few million rounds hit our shores!

    Anyone else still running one?

    17 Mach 2 Straight-Pull Summit Rifle from Volquartsen « Daily Bulletin

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    I'd like to see that little caliber come back actually.... neat little round. Largely overtaken by 17HMR but would be happy to see it return and would certainly experiment with one.

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    like the rifle and would consider getting a mach 2 if the ammo was a comparable price to 22lr , hmr is too dear i think for the advantage over 22lr especially considering you can get cheap 223 not much dearer than hmr.
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    I think that’s the main advantage really. If ammo is %40 less then it would be a great little option.

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    Hormandy have just brought out bulk packs of 17hmr ammo 200 rounds for $99 so a little cheaper

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    Still have around 400 rounds of eley
    Using a savage 92 in blue - great round

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    Got a Marlin bolt action and about 1,000 left on the shelf

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    like the rifle and would consider getting a mach 2 if the ammo was a comparable price to 22lr , hmr is too dear i think for the advantage over 22lr especially considering you can get cheap 223 not much dearer than hmr.
    Mach 2 compares to.22 hmr to a .22 magnum just look at the parent cases of each then compare prices of ammo of each.
    .223 is costing off the shelf $1.18 hmr iir about 60c. I use both.

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    was looking at that bulk 223 from belmont was about 60 cents a round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    was looking at that bulk 223 from belmont was about 60 cents a round.
    I found it wouldn't group and smelt real bad

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    It groups just fine and smells the same as my reloads to me, the barnaul smells a bit but is still plenty accurate for goats and hares.

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    My rifle throws a 5" pattern with them no so easy to hit rabbits at 300
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    was looking at that bulk 223 from belmont was about 60 cents a round.
    If it was any good There would be standing orders for about 30k a month here at that price. There's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    If it was any good There would be standing orders for about 30k a month here at that price. There's not.
    The Belmont Black was very popular in the good old days. I think it depends on the purpose and what is acceptable accuracy.
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    Acceptable is 9 out of 10 rabbits at 200 metres.
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