.17 CCM

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.17 CCM
Type Rifle/varmint/small game
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Cooper Firearms of Montana
Designed 1992
Parent case .22 CCM
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Neck diameter .225 in (5.7 mm)
Shoulder diameter .247 in (6.3 mm)
Base diameter .249 in (6.3 mm)
Rim diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Rim thickness .050 in (1.3 mm)
Case length 1.160 in (29.5 mm)
Primer type Small rifle

The .17 CCM (Cooper Centerfire Magnum) is a cartridge. It is a necked down[further explanation needed] version of the .22 CCM. This[which?] cartridge was introduced in 1992 and was originally designed by Mike Hill. Dan Cooper (President of Cooper Arms) further refined the cartridge and chambering to put it into production in the Cooper Model 38 action.

The .17 CCM is designed specifically for varmint and small game hunting. Its major benefits are low noise, accuracy and minimal barrel temperature, which makes it a perfect cartridge for prairie dogs. It has an effective range of around 300 yards, but like any other .17 caliber it is sensitive to the wind out past 100 yards.

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