Thinking about a rabbit gun I became quite excited about the idea of getting a Mach 2 (for rabbit + occasional corvid use) as it seems to offer nearly the performance of a .17 HMR with ammo costs closer to .22LR. The cartridge was only launched, with great fanfare, in 2004 and was forecast by many pundits to follow in the footsteps of the .17HMR and be a big success.
Alas not so, at least in the UK. Looking on Guntrader there were just 3 Mach 2's for sale vs. 412 .17 HMRs.
I guess my question is will ammo still be available in 10 years time (given you can't really reload for rimfires) or is this exciting new calibre already consigned to the dustbin of history?
I know its, in some senses, anybodies guess, but I am sure some knowledgeable forum (especially trade) members will have a much better idea than me.