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Title: New Winchester WSM
Post by: John Andrews on January 13, 2013, 12:11:10 PM
Winchester WSM is a new hot rimfire .17 round recently invented by the Winchester folks. The WSM is not to be confused with the .17 HMR.

The case is from their .27 caliber power fastner case.

The round offers 400 ft lbs of force, muzzle velocity of up to 3000 ft/sec.

20gr= 3000 ft/sec
25 gr = 2600, aprox. 150 more than the HMR and 60 more than the hottest .22 Mag.

wind drift and bullet drop is much less.

Savage is coming out with a bolt action WSM rifle with a rotary clip in May, so they say.
Title: Re: New Winchester WSM
Post by: Big58cal on January 13, 2013, 04:59:41 PM
Interesting.....  :?

Hadn't heard about it, so I did a search and found an article and video.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/ (http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/)

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2013/01/worlds-fastest-rimfire (http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2013/01/worlds-fastest-rimfire)
Title: Re: New Winchester WSM
Post by: John Andrews on January 14, 2013, 08:05:56 AM
Interesting.....  :?

Hadn't heard about it, so I did a search and found an article and video.

[url]http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/[/url] ([url]http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/[/url])

[url]http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2013/01/worlds-fastest-rimfire[/url] ([url]http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2013/01/worlds-fastest-rimfire[/url])
  O0 Right on, BC!
Title: Re: New Winchester WSM
Post by: John Andrews on November 10, 2013, 09:39:43 PM
I got the rifle and have had a couple of outings for squirrels and whatever. It works great!

A pal and I went squirrel hunting this morning. I was using my WSM and he was using his HMR. I got 4, he got 2. One of his dead ones, a nice fox squirrel, was hung up in a tree and he tried to knock it out of the tree with his HMR with no luck. MY WSM with 20gr WInchester VMax ammo blew the dead squirrel right out of the tree.  ;D  No, the squirrel wasn't torn up that bad.

I have my .17WSM topped with a Simmons 6.5X-20X 50mm scope and it works great.