Courtesy Vudoo Gun Works .17 HM2 V22 rifle
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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.

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      • 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…

        • 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.

        • 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!

  1. 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…

    • 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).

      • 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.

        • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

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