Saubier.com  



Go Back   Saubier.com > Saubier.com Forums > Small Caliber Discussion Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-13-2023, 05:06 PM
moorepower moorepower is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,549
Default

I have a Bmag, and like it a lot. It is a 1" @100 shooter, not great, but for what I shoot, Pdogs, it has taken a many out to 300yds. Inside of 200 it is not the guns fault if I miss. I don't know what the future brings with ammo, but hopefully, it will be supported.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-14-2023, 12:04 AM
camel camel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Western NSW Aust
Posts: 365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill K View Post
I think we should remember that the cartridge/brass used in teh 17 wsm was developed and used in nail guns, so it is produced with just the need to fire and shoot a nail or projectile into a surface.
It is therefore not made with it's use and intent for an accurate load purpose.
But it did produce a 17 cal cartridge, by the maker to gain some FPS over the 17 HMR.
So it will vary, and can do so a good amount between lots, as it is made.
So, as stated by some, you better check the POI in each lot change.

There ya go again Bill, back with the common sense and perfectly times good information, same as I have noticed you come out with over the years. Thanks

I am going to use it as it was intended, in my case as a rabbit and fox rifle, maybe even a few of our ferocious feral cats as well.
Got a trip out to a mates property lined up for a shoot, sight in session, then out to one of my old rabbit shooting properties to try scrape up a feed of nice young rabbits.

Thanks all for your replies and thoughts, though I do feel sorry for those who had to settle for a Bmag.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-14-2023, 01:38 AM
Bill K Bill K is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N.E. Kommie Kalifornia
Posts: 6,235
Default

I thought about a 17 WSM for a while, but then, how much better it really is from my 17 HMR, I jsut could not make myself go with one, plus the rifles they have/had out with it, just did not excite me.
Then the fact that if I want something with more zip the the HMR, I just pull out the CZ527 in 17 Fireball and have at it. Reloading it makes it just about as cheap to shoot as the WSM would have been and much easier to locate brass, etc. ( even tho the MSM in not a reloadable case, with special equipment, being a rimfire.)
Very happy with the HMR and fireball.

( Thank you for the kind words)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-14-2023, 10:43 PM
JSH JSH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas US of A
Posts: 621
Default

Man I sure like the 17WSM.
I just looked on GB the other day, people are paying over $500 for a case!!
Buddy told me I should sell all of my ammo and rifle, take those funds and put a chunk towards the new truck I keep looking at. Take the rest and build another little 17 center fire.

It dang sure is tempting.
If it gets to $600 a case I will be selling all of it!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-15-2023, 01:00 AM
georgeld georgeld is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pueblo, CO
Posts: 5,821
Send a message via MSN to georgeld
Default

JSH:

There's a whole lot of difference between list price

and selling rice. Make sure you know which one you are talking about.
__________________
George

"Gun Control is NOT about guns,
it's about CONTROL!!"
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-15-2023, 01:46 AM
Eric Mayer Eric Mayer is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by georgeld View Post
JSH:

There's a whole lot of difference between list price

and selling rice. Make sure you know which one you are talking about.
That's selling price.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-15-2023, 01:54 AM
Basher Basher is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Mayer View Post
That's selling price.
Yep. When I was eyeing one, I did the same thing. Well, first I looked around and saw VERY few retail options available/in-stock. So I hit GB and looked around. Good heavens, the selling prices are outrageous (and those don’t even include the shipping, buyer’s compliance fee, taxes, and credit card surcharge)!!! Hence why I tracked down a .17AB and .17FB (both for less than what a CZ 527 in .17HH is going for), and I’m stocking up on components. I figure I can reload for around twice the cost (possibly less) of .17HMR ammo and net easily twice the performance. The WSM looks neat, but not at current prices when it isn’t a reloadable case.

Last edited by Basher; 03-15-2023 at 01:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-15-2023, 10:39 PM
JSH JSH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas US of A
Posts: 621
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by georgeld View Post
JSH:

There's a whole lot of difference between list price

and selling rice. Make sure you know which one you are talking about.
As mentioned that is selling price, tax and shipping.
Buddy said he saw a case sell for short of $600, but with tax and shipping was over the top.

I pay zero attention to asking price. There were some rifles on there a while back the asking price was almost double of new. I have done a fair bit of ďhorse trading ď over the years, itís easier to come down than try to go up.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-22-2023, 05:12 PM
cmatera cmatera is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CO
Posts: 690
Default

I have a Bmag, and with B23's help I had it threaded for a suppressor. 4 years ago I shot a coyote with it at 112 yards with that 20 grain bullet, off the covered deck of my house. It ran about 100 yards and I found it piled up behind a bush. I must be very discreet when shooting at home. I was and still am impressed what that little round will do.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-23-2023, 12:28 PM
JSH JSH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas US of A
Posts: 621
Default

Poking around in a Walmart a while back, waiting on a set of tires the 30 minutes turned into 2 hours. I walked around lawn and garden, pet supplies and tried to stay out of they camping, fishing and hunting stuff. An older gent showed up and was stocking a shelf, asked me if I needed anything. I said oh if ya had a box or two of 17WSM and price wasnít too bad I would take some.
He went and opened the cabinet and got down on very bottom shelf and reached
all the way in the back, how many do you want? There was a whole case that he said the kids never put out because there was no spot marked for it. They then had it behind some shotgun shells, 28 gauge to boot.
I bought the whole case for $12.95 per 50. Cheaper than what it was on the shelf at cabelas/basspro a few years ago. He did tell me that this came in last month?

I didnít really need anymore, but I donít look a gift horse in the mouth either.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.