Federal Offers 17 WSM in American Eagle Line

    American Eagle

    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.

    Richard Johnson

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