Ruger 10/17

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Ruger 10/17
Type Semi-automatic rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Produced January 16, 2004 until 2006
Specifications
Length 37.25 in (946 mm)
Barrel length 20 in (510 mm)

Caliber .17 HMR
Action Auto-Loader
Feed system 9 round rotary magazine
Sights Folding rear sight, bead front sight. Integral scope mounts.

The Ruger 10/17 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered for the .17 HMR round.

History[edit]

Its maker, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., announced the rifle on January 16, 2004.[1] The Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. 2006 Annual Report indicates that the 10/17 is no longer being produced.[2]

Design[edit]

The Ruger 10/17 was essentially a Ruger 10/22 WMR model modified to fire the .17 HMR round. Similar to the 10/22 WMR model, the 10/17 had a hardwood stock, a steel receiver with integrated scope mounts, and a nine round rotary magazine. The 10/17 has a slightly longer barrel than the 10/22 WMR model (20" vs. 18.5") but a shorter overall length (37.25" vs. 38.5").

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sturm, Ruger Introduces the New Ruger 10/17 Magnum Rifle". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. January 16, 2004. 
  2. ^ "Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. 2006 Annual Report". Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. February 1, 2007.