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Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by easy rider, Oct 19, 2018.
Is the bipod an Atlas? I'm wanting one!
Sure looks like it. A real one too.
Yes. Careful though, you may not want to use anything else.
Took me awhile to dial in my new scope. Too many people on the 100 yd, so I sighted in on the 75 yd range, results after I got it sighted in:
It's it keeper in my book, love it! 10 shots in the center and 5 shots in each corner, except the lower right corner 3 shots. Very smooth and very little recoil.
Which ammo? The one I had did best with American Eagle 20grn.
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Yes, I was using American Eagle 20grn. As far as I know there is only 3 manufacturers of .17wsm.
I looked at a few reviews and one that really tested the WSM against the HMR using two Bmags.
Thought it was pretty interesting. The HMR posted smaller groups in fair conditions at 100 yards. But one the wind picked up and the ranged for pushed out to 200-300 yards the WSM was getting far more hits. Seems like unless you have superhuman powers of reading the wind the WSMs ability to handle the elements far outweighs the HMRs initial edge in accuracy.
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I had a guy at the range one day tell me he could hit the 2" plate at 500 yds every time with his 17??. I smiled and walked off.
They have a couple videos at 500 yards, of course you have to allow for drop, but it can be done. I'd be happy to get fair groups at 200 yards. I'd have to have a pretty powerful scope just to see out 500 yards, but then I wouldn't want to waste my ammo just to say I've done it.
Like I said, I at first was looking into buying the HMR and then the WSM caught my eye. I had to filter out the older videos and reviews, the thinner, lighter barrels had issues, so of course there was a lot of negative reviews back then. Most the negative reviews on the newer heavy barrels is the bolt. I use my thumb and palm to move the bolt forward, so I didn't seem to have much issue as many claimed. I'm not going to claim I'm a great shot, I'm not near as steady and my eyes aren't near as good as when I was younger, but you would have known by the smile on my face what I thought about the Savage B Mag after I got it sighted in. That is one fast rimfire.