Announced earlier this year, Savage Arms is now shipping their new semi-automatic rifle chambered for the 17 HMR. The rifle, called the A17, uses a delayed blowback action to overcome the problems that other manufacturers have experienced in making rifles chambered for these rounds.
Savage Arms explains the rifle’s action in this video:
From Savage Arms:
Savage Arms Introduces the A17 Semi-automatic Rifle in 17 HMR
SUFFIELD, Conn. – May 18, 2015 – Savage Arms™ continues its track record of innovation with the all-new A17, the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire rifle specifically designed for the 17 HMR cartridge. Shipments of this rifle are currently being delivered to distributors.
The A17’s unique delayed-blowback action performs to its peak with new A17 Varmint Tip ammunition, which CCI® developed specifically for the rifle. The A17 also provides safe, reliable operation with standard 17 HMR loads. The hard chrome bolt, case-hardened receiver, 10-round rotary magazine and button-rifled barrel boost performance even further, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ provides a crisp, light pull for the best possible accuracy. To view a video about this product, visit http://www.savagearms.com/launch/a17.