.17 WSM

Reloading data for .17 WSM cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_28
Load data for caliber ".17 WSM"
The 17 Winchester Super Magnum (WSM) is a powerful and versatile rifle cartridge developed by Winchester in 2012. It is based on a .27 caliber necked down to .17, making it one of the smallest centerfire rounds available for modern firearms.

The 17 WSM has an effective range of 200 yards and a muzzle velocity up to 3,000 feet per second, making it ideal for small varmints, predators, and target shooting. Its moderate recoil also makes it accessible to novice shooters and those who wish to experience the thrill of long range shooting without having to deal with the punishing punishment associated with magnum rifle cartridges.
You find .17 WSM with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .17 WSM
Cartridge Type: Rimfire
Bullet Diameter: 0.172 '' | 4.37 mm
Primer Size: Small Rifle (SR)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.2'' | 30.48 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:1.59'' | 40.39 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:33069.12 psi | 2280 bar
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