First Look: .17 Winchester Super Magnum
January 04, 2013
Plinker, competitor, small-game getter and predator taker. Yes sir, the rimfire serves plenty of purposes and in doing so has become America's darling; it's fun to shoot, cheap to use and just plain efficient. But if you thought for a second that there were no more conceivable variations to market, then Winchester Ammunition's got news for you with its brand new .17 Winchester Super Magnum.
This new load spits a 20-grain bullet at 3,000 fps, and a 25-grain load at 2,600 fps with energy levels right at 400 foot-pounds and 375 foot-pounds respectively — 150 pounds more than the 17 HMR and solid 60 foot pounds more than the hottest .22 Winchester Magnum loading. Plus, when it comes to factors like wind drift and drop, the .17 Win. Super Mag. beats the HMR by half, and when it comes to the wind-challenged .22 Win. Mag., it simply leaves it in the dust.
Check out Petersen's Hunting editor Mike Schoby trying out the .17 Win. Super Mag. at the range.
Head over to Petersen's Hunting for the full story on this great new load from Winchester.