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Old 07-18-2004, 06:20 PM
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what do you guy think of this gun for rabbits ? an just overrall
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:29 PM
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the balistic tiped round completly destroys gopher, but im not sure about the hollow points. the gun is extremly accurat but on a windy day the bullet will drift bad. if you live somwhere with alot of wnd dont bother buying this calliber. you will be missing a hell of alot of targets.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:59 PM
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Like gopher said, the .17 has a lot of drift on a windy day. If you want to shoot rabbits with it, it'd better be a "profile" head-shot. Anything else and you'll destroy the meat. I put a head-shot on a squirrel, with a .17, looking straight at me and it blew one of his backlegs clean off.
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:04 PM
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how would it be for the back woods of ny catskill mountains
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:15 AM
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your not going to get any rickosheas, and if you just shooting to kill things its a fin gun but if your they to keep the meat, its not so great. the ballistic tip completely fragments and goes every where. heres a good site it will show you some pics of what the bullet will do.

http://www.varmintal.com/17hmr.htm
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:04 AM
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I hav a .17, but I don't think I'd use it for rabbits. Once the dogs scare one up, it takes off running. It's better to use a 20 gauge.
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