The calibre .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) with a bullet diameter of 4.5 mm has been the most innovative ammunition development in the USA in the past few years. At the Shot Show 2002 in Las Vegas, USA, ANSCHÜTZ presented a trend-setting rifle for this calibre as one of the first manufacturers worldwide. The renowned ANSCHÜTZ accuracy and quality is now also available for the new model 1517 for the world`s fastest rim fire cartridge. Depending on the referring version the rifle is equipped with a Match 64 cylinder action and a single or two stage trigger adjusted to 1100 g thus offering an optimum of reliability. The stock is a walnut stock in Classic or Monte Carlo version. A beavertail stock with rail is available on demand. Depending on the model the rifle is offered without sights, with a folding rear sight or a grooved, 11 mm rail drilled and tapped to accept a telescopic sight or a rear sight.
At this model of the series Match 64 modifications were carried out in the area of the receiver. The external diameter was enlarged from 25 mm to 26 mm. This modification entails some advantages. The weight of the receiver was increased by 12 % which makes the barrelled action more rigid. In addition the locking surface is enlarged by 15 % which leads to even more safety for the shooter when firing the shot. The new shape of the receiver will be continued in the firing pin nut which makes the system more elegant. In addition the old engraving on the upper side of the prism has been replaced by the more attractive „Wave-Style“.
Classic straight hunting stock of coloured and lacquered walnut wood without cheek piece, checkering at pistol grip and fore-end, black butt plate and studs for sling swivel.