Vudoo Gun Works Adds .17 HM2 To V22 Series of Rifles

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works .17 HM2 V22 rifle

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works

St George, UT – Vudoo Gun Works, leader in rimfire precision rifles, is proud to announce the addition of .17 HM2 to the V22 Family.

The dimensional similarities of traditional .22lr, which the V22 action has been designed around, made the .17 HM2 a natural performer in our rifles. The addition of the .17 HM2 gives our customers access to a wide range of high velocity projectiles to better suit a variety of sporting applications.

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works .17 HM2 V22 rifle

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works

The .17 HM2 was developed by Hornady in 2004 to give varmint hunters a high velocity rimfire cartridge that fits in standard rimfire length actions. With a selection of V-MAX® or NTX® bullets, the .17 HM2 is capable of taking prairie dogs, coyote, and fox-size game at ranges of up to 200 yards.

Customers looking to purchase a Vudoo Gun Works rifle chambered in .17 HM2, will enjoy using existing .22lr Vudoo magazines and the familiar feel and precision of the V22 action.

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works .17 HM2 V22 rifle

Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works

V22 and .17 HM2 Features

  • Short action Remington 700 footprint
  • Magazines fit standard AICS compatible bottom metal
  • Large selection of aftermarket triggers
  • Large selection of aftermarket stocks
  • V-MAX and NTX bullet options



About Vudoo Gun Works
Based in St George Utah, Vudoo Gun Works has been redefining rimfire since bringing the V22 to market in 2017. The Vudoo Gun Works (VGW) V-22 is a patent pending rimfire repeater action, that matches the physical footprint of the short action Remington 700. This form factor has created an extremely precise, “true-to-scale” precision rifle, that has forever changed the landscape of rimfire competition. Since inception, Vudoo Gun Works has been at the forefront of precision rimfire research and continues to innovate the future of a rapidly changing industry.


  1. avatar Cucamonga Jeff says:

    Does anybody even use this caliber?? Wouldn’t .17 HMR been a better choice?

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      This guy!

      1. avatar Geoff "Hurry-up and *die*, Ruthie" PR says:

        Think .17 HMR on steroids.

        It looks like the neat part of this is that regular .22lr guns can be re-chambered for it, and still use the regular .22lr magazines.

        A Ruger 10/22 in this would be interesting.

        Hell, an NAA mini-revolver in .17 HM2 is now a possibility…

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          This cartridge is old news, 2004. NAA made a limited run of them in 17hm2 ,I’m still looking for one. Kimber also made a 17hm2 1911 and Volquartsen made a 17 hm2 conversion for the 10/22, but the 17’s have a higher pressure curve and some semi auto 17s suffered from out of battery detonation.

        2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Looks like Savage used it’s A17 design to delay the action on the 17hm2 as well. Model #47700 might be on my next to buy list… Be still my heart!

  2. avatar Geoff "Hurry-up and *die*, Ruthie" PR says:

    So .17 HM2 is necked-down .22lr brass with a slug used in a .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire round?

    Super-speedy and flat-shooting. Prairie Dogs better fear that one…

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Also less powder than a 17hmr. The 17hm2 has better velocity than a .22 and shooting a 17 grain tip does enough for small game without wasting too much meat, 17hmrs can ruin the front shoulders even on face shots of squirrel (ask me how I know).

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        Wasting too much meat? How much of a dead rat or ground squirrel do you want to eat, anyway?

        This looks more like a vermin killer than a meal ticket.

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          By squirrel I’m talking about bushy tailed tree chicken. Not Chipmunks or ground squirrel. In MI we have grey/black phase squirrel and fox squirrels that get as big as rabbits.

  3. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Interesting rifle, too much money for me to spend on a Rimfire, I’d rather put the money towards an O/U. Nice to see a manufacturer release a gun in Mach 2. For a while Savage was the only one remaining with a Mach 2 in the catalog.
    I have a Mark 2 in Mach 2 and it’s my preference for squirrel.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      A Ruger Mark II? I thought the Mark series was focused on the .22LR only.

      I have an early series Mark myself.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        Savage Mark 2 bolt gun.

  4. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Built a one off .17HM2 about 12yrs ago, Based on a Ruger 10/22, the only original Ruger part is the receiver, everything else has been replaced/upgraded, even the scope is caliber specific…

    I was a little concerned there for a bit, as all manufacturers had ceased producing .17HM2 ammunition, at the time I had backstock of about 2000rnds, but that wouldn’t last long had the caliber disappeared…

    I love my .17HM2, it’s a tack driver…

  5. avatar Aggie1077 says:

    Kind of an odd choice, their whole brand is around making a Remington 700 footprint 22 receiver almost strictly for long range rimfire competitions like NRL22. I don’t know of any 17 HM2 competitions and if I wanted a 17 HM2 for hunting I’d probably get the volquartsen toggle action for way less…

  6. avatar possum and the coons of doom says:

    This ryefull with muffler wood bee good turkease poach her

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