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Top 7 Rimfire Cartridges of All Time

Here’s a look at the seven best rimfire cartridges ever made. Some are standouts because of performance, while others make the cut based on groundbreaking innovation and longevity.

Head to Head: .17 HMR vs. .17 WSM

Which of these cartridges better serves the hunter looking for a speedy rimfire? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Hardware: Franklin Armory F17-L

If you’re looking for the utmost in rimfire velocity to knock out groundhogs, prairie dogs and even coyotes, the Franklin Armory F17-L will bring it. Built on the AR platform and designed specifically for the .17 Winchester Super Mag., the F17-L uses a gas-piston operating system paired with a rotating, locking bolt—similar to what you’d find in a piston-driven centerfire AR.

#SundayGunday: Franklin Armory F17-L

Get a closer look at the Franklin Armory F17-L, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Top 5 Hunting Cartridges of the 21st Century

These five revolutionary hunting cartridges released since Y2K have undoubtedly earned their spot among the classics.

Review: Volquartsen .17 WSM Autoloader

The high-velocity, high-energy .17 Winchester Super Magnum rimfire is a welcomed cartridge for many wishing to engage everything from destructive rodents to marauding coyotes, especially in regions where centerfires are noisy, frowned upon or even illegal. But finding a rifle to shoot the world’s fastest rimfire has been a challenge.

AH Exclusive: Repairing Your Savage Arms B.MAG

In August, Savage Arms issued a recall notice on the rifle bolts of its popular B.MAG model, chambered in .17 WSM. Our own Karie Thomas walks you through the process of repairing your rifle—using only Savage's free retrofit kit—in the video provided here.

Straight Dope: The .17s

What follows is a primer on commercially available .17-caliber cartridges and their respective performance.

Federal American Eagle Now Offering 17 WSM

Federal American Eagle has joined the .17-caliber revolution, and will now offer its own version of .17 Win. Super Mag.

First Look: BSA 17 Super Mag Riflescope

BSA Optics has a new riflescope designed specifically for the .17 Winchester Super Magnum that promises to help varmint hunters with holdover at long range.

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