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17 HMR

Old 02-04-2007, 02:02 PM
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I am looking into the purchase of a 17 HMR for hunting squirrels, coyotes, prarie dogs and fox. Will it be able to drop a coyote or fox at decent distance? I've killed coyotes with my 30-06 while deer hunting at several hundred yards, but the 30-06 makes an awful big hole, and I'm looking to have one mounted.

If anyone has any good information, please feel free to reply.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:19 PM
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I have owned a 17hmr for a few years now and found it is devestating to small varmits such as coons, beavers, squirrels, gophers etc but it is not an ideal yote round. It will takem out to a hundred yards or so but after that you will want a little more punch. I picked one up just for beavers and smaller stuff and haven't touched my .22lr since.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:32 PM
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http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1956820

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1949185

here are a couple of threads that may help you make your decision.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:12 PM
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Like I said, I've been hammerin on them with my 30-06 springfield, but it makes a big hole in a coyote, and I've ruined several that were really pretty and I would have liked to have had mounted.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:52 PM
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Check back a page or so on this forum, and I did some test with the 17, I think you can shoot a yote effectivly from 150, maybe even 200y out
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:19 PM
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gumbyhead, thats the link i gave him
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:25 AM
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i know some people in here disagree but a 17hmr will take a coyote out to at least 125yrds or so head shots work very well they will drop right there i have also dropped them with chest shots also a couple have ran but never more than 50yds
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:07 AM
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thanks

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Old 02-06-2007, 10:15 PM
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I'm buying a Savage 17HMR tomorrow. What bullet do you guys likw better, the 17 grain or the 20?
Who's factory ammo is best in this caliber?
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:00 PM
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I have a savage also....if you go with the 17grn use the cci hollow point
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