GUN You can't shoot .17 HMR in a semi-auto?

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    Keesh New Member

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    My guess would be the cases are not be crimped. In a semi-auto, no crimp may result in the bullet seating deeper because of recoil and cambering and cause unsafe pressures.
     
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    I've shot the fuck out of my dad's 597mag without a single problem. I usually use Hornadys, though I've shot my fair share of CCIs out of it as well. Not sure if that makes a difference but I'm sure it doesn't.
     
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    wat? Most semi autos rifles headspace off the shoulder of the case. In strait wall rimless pistol it headspaces off the case mouth. This is why it is usually a bad idea to roll crimp a strait wall pistol case. A uncrimped or lightly crimped case would headspace fine as long as it could feed into the chamber.

    I'm thinking there is some manufacturer of semi auto 17 hmr with a partially unsported chamber that is kB'ing. To say the 17 hmr is unsfate in semi autos is just a blanket statement made for the sake of reducing liability. If you had or wanted to buy a 17 hmr semi auto you would have to do your part in making sure that your particlar firearm and ammo selection is safe.
     
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    I was talking to a local gunsmith about this last week since Remington has a recall out on there 597 or what ever their semi auto is in 17 HMR and he said that both the 22 magnum and the 17 hmr are difficult rounds to use for straight blow back because of the narrow spring strength range that works for safely ejecting these cartrages.
     
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    just a guess but I think he's talking about the bullet getting pushed in deeper as it comes out of the mag and hits the top of the chamber.
     
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    That should not happen.
     
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    Just issued a recall on the 597.

    http://www.remington.com/safety/17_HMR_Ammo_notice/default.asp
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    That's about all it's worth. I only paid $159 for mine.
     

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