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biggest game taken with 17hmr

Old 03-02-2006, 12:20 PM
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Default biggest game taken with 17hmr

What is the biggest thing you shot with the HMR?
how were the results
what bullet was used?
how far?
and where was it shot?
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:05 PM
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i shot a coyote in the 05 fall from 106 yards
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:14 PM
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Took 3 coyotes since 2004 with the .17HMR, but not a planned hunt. All 3 were taken during the birthing of a new cria from my families llama herd. Head shots were taken, and never needed a follow up shot. I prefer my bigger guns for taking of any coyotes in planned or unplanned harvests, but at the times of these harvests, the Ruger .17 HMR was the only gun I had at the time. Fortunately I had the gun, and fortunately the coyotes were under 120 yards for correct shot placement with that caliber, but like I said I prefer larger calibers but vital shots, not head shots. Other than that, the .17 HMR for me claimed 4 badgers, hundreds and hundreds of ground squirrels, dozen or more cottontails, one rattlesnake, and a couple of woodpeckers that were destroying facing on my barn. Effective round, when used properly.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:34 AM
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Ive taken a few yotes with my 17 hmr using 20 grain game points all but one were complete pass through shots. The one that didnt pass through its entrance hole was line up perfect with a rib. All my shots were 100 yards give or take a few yards and under. All but one were 1 shot kills, one of them my first shot hit low I compensated the next shot and put it down quickly. The yotes I took with it were spur of the moment kills while blasting jack rabbits. We have bears and mountain lion around so when ever im out and about with my 17 HMR I carry my 357 mag along with me just incase.
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