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Ruger HM2/HMR Conversions

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Grizzly_A, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    A friend has gotten bit by the 17 cal bug. He wants a HMR, but also was looking at the Mach 2. He would like to convert his 77/22 to HM2, but is having problems finding a sporter barrel.

    Any recommendations on a drop-in?
     
  2. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'd steer clear of the HM2. Its a tough round to find ammo for and more and more retailers are dropping it completely. Five more years and it will be a forgotten cartridge.
     
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  3. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    HM2 is nearing the dead round phase.
     
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    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Exactly.
     
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    dball152 Independence Active Member

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    Bimarts have had ammo lately...
     
  6. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    That is true! Unfortunately, as soon as I posted I found the following website. It's a good read and helps shed some light on why the Mach2 ammo showed up recently.
    http://www.rrdvegas.com/17-mach-ii.html

    It's too bad it's dying out, it really was a good idea.