RimX the newest faux Vudoo

nimrod1949

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Formerly Big Horn actions is now Zermatt (as of this week)

They have a new 22 with floating bolt head and they list 17hmr and Wsm on the announcement. AI style magazine too.

Lots of players in the 22 world is good for us.
 

Rolltide

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Damn...I saw this a little earlier...

I said the same thing Stick...a WSM is now in my future...
 

dznnf7

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Wow. My first reaction was "copycat" but they seem to have made an improvement or two. Barrel/bolt head is swap-able, the magazines are impressive looking, and the price is competitive. America's a great place.
 

Rolltide

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Mike Bush's post in the Rimfire Tactical Facebook group:

I posted this on a forum in response to many questions lately about the 17WSM and was asked to post it here as well.

Since SHOT Show is upon us I've been asked quite a lot recently about the 17WSM and if Vudoo has any plans of doing one. I figured I would post here what my responses have been as this thread has been a great place to impart useful information amongst a community that just "gets it."

I have quite a bit of experience with the 17WSM and due to the parent case, a .27 Caliber Nail Gun Blank, I steer very clear of offering it as a platform from Vudoo. The properties of the brass fall pretty far outside those found in properties common to the firearms industry and this forces undesirable changes to the mechanics of the action. Anyone not favoring an excessively hard bolt lift, heavy triggers, poor accuracy and feeding issues would be frustrated with such a platform. I just don't know what they were thinking when this thing was dreamed up.

The few rifles currently in production display all the things I mention above and I know for a fact one rifle in particular has the highest production fallout of all other platforms under that brand. So, while reading the specs of the 17WSM may represent a ballistic advantage, the properties required to offer a high quality, reliable and functional platform simply aren't there.

As mentioned here recently, we're introducing the V-22M at SHOT that chambers the 17HMR and 22WMR and believe me, if it was possible to put the 17WSM in this action and tell you guys it would be everything that the other Vudoo's are, I'd do it. But honesty and integrity are too important to us to take the chance and we simply won't "play-up-to" the community like that.

Thanks Guys, I hope this answers all the questions and stay tuned for more info on the other things I've not mentioned here yet.

Thanks,

MB
 

Big Stick

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I ain't ascared,even a little and fucking love the 17 Whizzum.

Hear good thangs about 77/22's and Krunchentickers so chambered.(grin)

Hoping Ruger sees THE Light and does a S/S RAR so chambered.................
 

Rolltide

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I ain't ascared,even a little and fucking love the 17 Whizzum.

Hear good thangs about 77/22's and Krunchentickers so chambered.(grin)

Hoping Ruger sees THE Light and does a S/S RAR so chambered.................
I met some guy who's supposed to be fairly high up the Ruger food chain, at a local store's Ruger Days event last year. I pressed him about the WSM in the American...as well as a Hornet.

He said the Hornet was a no go, due to a lack of interest.

He said the WSM was a no go in the American platform due to pressures and "other issues". He never would give up any additional info on what the "other issues" were...
 

Big Stick

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The 77/22 receiver has a LOT more locking lugs and lug surface area...but I cain't see an upsized RAR letting go.

With mags in hand,more than half the fight is won by default.

LOTSA beloved Ruger Hornets/K-Hornets in these parts...............
 

Oatmealsavage82

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Curtis custom will be offering rimfire conversion kits for their actions soon, feeding from voodoo magazines. With the offerings from these guys and bergara doing a factory gun seems as though 2020 is the year the 22LR got her groove back.
 
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Big Stick

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Heard about the Curtis conversion earlier today and hopefully it works for someone. I'm not a bolt swapper,barrel swapper,scope swapper or stock swapper and only another complete rifle interests me.

Folks are catching on,that actually shooting something FUN...prolly don't suck................(grin)
 

Cuando

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Curtis custom will be offering rimfire conversion kits for their actions soon, feeding from voodoo magazines. With the offerings from these guys and bergara doing a factory gun seems as though 2020 is the year the 22LR got her groove back.
Curtis can't get a centerfire to feed and I wouldn't hold my breath on them having 22lr figured out.

I could certainly be way wrong, but I wouldn't pre order shit from them.