Franklin Armory Begins Shipping the F17-L – 17WSM AR15

Franklin Armory F17-L with Hawke Optics Sidewinder Scope

Franklin Armory F17-L with Hawke Optic Sidewinder Scope

Franklin Armory Begins Shipping the F17-L – 17WSM AR15

Franklin Armory announced that their F17-L – AR15 rifle chambered in the .17 Winchester Super Magnum rimfire cartridge has recently started shipping.  The 17WSM is a rimfire cartridge, developed by Winchester, that has a 20 grain load that reaches speeds of 3000 fps.  This velocities almost matches the 5.56 NATO cartridge, but with a much lighter bullet, that is built for small game and varmint hunting.

AR15 Hunter has received one of the F17-L rifles and will be publishing a full evaluation and hunt report in mid-September.  In the meantime, here are some of the specs of this rifle and the full spec-sheet is below:


  • 9 Pounds without Magazine
  • 20” Heavy Full Contour Barrel
  • 11 Degree Target Crown and  Recessed Muzzle
  • 1/9 Inch Twist
  • Salt Bath Nitride Chamber, Bore, & Finish, and Chambered in .17 WSM
  • Franklin Armory Libertas Billet Upper and Billet Lower Receiver
  • TML-12 Handguard
  • Patent Pending Rotating Bolt Design with Functional Forward Assist
  • World’s First Gas Piston Rimfire (in collaboration with Osprey Defense)
  • Franklin Armory Custom Tuned Trigger
  • Custom Designed 10 Round Capacity Magazine
  • MSRP $1999.99
Franklin Armory F17-L - 17WSM Specifications

Franklin Armory F17-L in 17WSM Specifications


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