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Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by ikean, Feb 2, 2013.
have they made a 10/22 in .17 hmr?a production rifle anyway.
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...not that I'm aware of !
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Not aware of any kind of anything, but if there were a conversion kit, I might be interested myself.
Back when it first came out, I thought the 1022 would be an excellent platform for this round, and started hounding my friend down at the gun store. So many others were also hounding him, that he decided to build one himself. He started with a new 1022 magnum, because used ones are almost impossible to find. He got a new barrel, stock, sling, and a sweet Nikon scope. He called me on a Wednesday to say he had it done, if I wanted a look. I did. It was nice. He had about $800 into it (his cost, not retail), and he stuck it on the shelf with an $1150 price tag. Said he was going to take it out and shoot it on Saturday, and would let me know how it went. (These are not today's prices, by a long shot.)
I stopped back in on Monday to hear the results, and he told me that some guy walked in, saw it, bought it for cash on the spot, and left. It had never been fired, and neither of us knows how it performs.
Since then, I've heard they require tweaking on things like the bolt handle and such, but I still think it would be an awesome machine.
I coulb be wrong but I think Eabco did or does make a conversion
Just checked. They DID make them, but for the HM2 (necked down 22LR). here's a quote from their site: "We are sorry to announce that our 17 HM2 Conversion Kits have been discontinued due to the lack of availability of good quality ammunition."
I've done a conversion to 17HM2. Initial outing was not so good. Was using first production run Hornady. First few shots were right on target (started at 25 yds) and grouping quite well. Shots seemed loud but wasn't sure about the report from the then brand new cartridge. 7th shot was a whole different event. It was LOUD and came with a face full of powder. The case had ruptured. Examined the previous cases and all showed signs of stress cracks. Session over!
Turns out, much of the early ammo had this issue which was caused from the case formation process and annealing. Current ammo seems fine.