On the heels of Savage Arms' departure from Vista Outdoor in a move that the company is calling, "Savage Bought Savage," the firearm company that's now standing on its own announced the expansion of its popular A17 lineup with a new, semi-automatic rifle chambered in .17 HM2.
Developed by Hornady in 2004, the .17 Hornady Mach 2 is a lightning-fast, rimfire round that's capable of velocities of up to 2,100 fps. This provides rimfire shooters with a flat-shooting bullet that's perfect for varmint hunting or plinking, and Hornady still supplies a solid quantity of this round to enthusiasts across the country.
The delayed-blowback-action used in the A17 17 HMR is replicated in the new offering to support the high pressures of the Mach 2 caliber. This rifle has a free-floating, button-rifled barrel, corrosion-resistant, chrome-plated bolt, bolt release and removable dust cover for improved functionality. Its steel receiver is made to withstand increased pressure and prevent porosity and voids.