.17 PMC/Aguila

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 Aguila
.17 PMC/Aguila left. .17 HM2 center and right.
Place of originMexico
Production history
DesignerEfrain Peralta / Aguila
Parent case.22LR
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)
Overall length25mm
Primer typerimfire
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
20 gr (1 g) jacketed solid point 1,850 ft/s (560 m/s) 152 ft⋅lbf (206 J)
Test barrel length: 24
Source(s): Jesse's Hunting web site[1]

The .17 Aguila can be shot in a rifle that is chambered for .17 HM2.[2]

See also


  1. The 17 Aguila Has Landed! Archived 2006-09-13 at the Wayback Machine By Andy Moe
  2. "The .17 Aguila/PMC: A Small Game Option for the .17 Mach II ?" by Eric A. Mayer, Varminter.com online magazine, 2006

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