The .17 PMC/Aguila or .17 High Standard is a rimfire cartridge formed by necking down the .22 Long Rifle casing to accept a .172" diameter bullet. This cartridge was developed in 2003 by firearms maker High Standard and ammunition maker Aguila and introduced in 2004. The introduction was ill-timed, however, coming in the middle of the introduction of two major new .17 Rimfires from Hornady, which took over the .17 caliber rimfire market.
.17 PMC/Aguila left. .17 HM2 center and right.
|Place of origin||Mexico|
|Designer||Efrain Peralta / Aguila|
|Bullet diameter||.172 in (4.4 mm)|
|Rim diameter||.271 in (6.9 mm)|
|Rim thickness||.039 in (0.99 mm)|
|Case length||.591 in (15.0 mm)|
|Test barrel length: 24|
Source(s): Jesse's Hunting web site
The .17 Aguila can be shot in a rifle that is chambered for .17 HM2.
- The 17 Aguila Has Landed! Archived 2006-09-13 at the Wayback Machine By Andy Moe
- "The .17 Aguila/PMC: A Small Game Option for the .17 Mach II ?" by Eric A. Mayer, Varminter.com online magazine, 2006