Franklin Armory is now selling what may be the first gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .17 WSM (Winchester Super Magnum) cartridge. The F17-L rifle uses a Stoner-like system with direct gas impingement and a rotating locking bolt. Although it is a rimfire cartridge, the .17 WSM runs at centerfire rifle velocities. Factory ammo is rated up to 3,000 fps with a 20 grain bullet.
- caliber: .17 WSM
- magazine capacity: 10 rounds (20 round mag in development)
- barrel: 20″ bull barrel, 1:9″ twist, 4140 chromoly steel
- upper and lower: 7075-T6 aluminum with anodized Desert Smoke finish
- buttstock: Magpul MOE
- additional: push button QD sling attachments, oversized trigger guard, Ergo AmbiSure grip
The majority of standard AR-15 parts (excluding the bolt carrier group, buffer and magazine) should fit this rifle.
Thanks to Cymond for the tip.