Federal Premium Ammunition announced the addition of the 17 Winchester Super Magnum to the American Eagle line of ammo. The new 17 WSM load uses a 20 grain, polymer tipped varmint bullet.
According to Federal, the load makes for 3,000 feet per second at the muzzle. A 50 round box will carry a suggested retail price of $19.95.
With the addition of the load in the American Eagle line, I expect the rounds will be available at many of the “big box” stores. If so, this will give the cartridge a better chance at long term survival.
The 17 WSM is a rimfire cartridge that was introduced at the 2013 SHOT Show. At that time, Winchester introduced a 17 grain varmint load that made 3,000 fps.