On October 15, 2014, Hornady Manufacturing announced that they will be offering the 17WSM as a part of their 2015 ammunition line-up. With Hornady stepping into the 17WSM arena with a 20 grain VMax offering, it gives a boost to the “Fastest Rimfire in the World” and also to hunters and shooters who may have concerns about availability.
From the Hornady website:
From prairie dogs and ground squirrels to coyotes and foxes – the 17 Win Super Mag from Hornady® is a fantastic new option for varmint hunters everywhere.
Rounding out the Hornady® line of high speed rimfire cartridges is the 17 Win Super Mag. Filling the gap between the 17 HMR and the centerfire 17 Hornet, the 17 Win Super Mag fires a 20 grain V-Max® bullet at 3,000 fps.
The polymer tip of the V-Max® bullet delivers more than tack-driving accuracy at long range — it also creates dramatic expansion on impact. Retaining over 2,000 fps of velocity at 200 yards, the 17 Win Super Mag provides plenty of velocity for the hard-hitting V-Max® bullet to perform on varmints at extended range.
20 grain V-Max® bullet that provides tack-driving accuracy
Muzzle velocity of 3,000 feet per second
Fills the gap between the rimfire 17 HMR and centerfire 17 Hornet