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My new .17hmr got its first kills...

Old 03-27-2007, 08:25 AM
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Finally got to get out this weekend for some groundhog hunting in PA. After missing one groundhog at like 50 yards, I got these 2 right in a row. I shot the one and found the gun was shooting a little high.....next one didn't have a chance....i love when I get two quick kills in a row. The best part is that I can tell if I got them or not by the sound of hit. I then went back to the spot where I missed the one at 50 yards and he was back out. Only problem was that I was 250 yards away. From the prone position, I aimed about 8 inches over the hogs head (sighted in 1.5 high at 50 yards) and I nailed him. That was my furthest shot with .17 at a groundhog. I was walking up to get that one and another popped out of his hole at like 10 yards.....he was toast as well......good start to the season



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Old 03-27-2007, 09:19 AM
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Congrats, its an addicting little toy. I have only used my .22 for muskrats since i picked my 17up about 3-4 years ago. I took a nice coon 3 days ago eating at our bird feeder. I took lungs and he never took more than 2 steps. Nasty lil pill, i just can't wait till the ice comes off here then its beaver time, thats where the 17 really shines and out performs anything i have ever seen b4. Was designed for a gopher gun but in my books it is the #1 beaver tool.
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:36 PM
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congratulations. good job on that long one. im gonna get a .17HMR myself pretty soon. groundhog hunting is always fun when u get a good spot. but if u want to keep that spot bountiful w/ groundhogs leavea fewto mate and find another spot. good luck
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:44 PM
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That's pretty cool. I just got a 17 myself and I am so ready to get to use it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:19 AM
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all the hogs are shot were males
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:57 PM
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:03 PM
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You're a pretty deadly shot with that 17. Congrats.
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congrats
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:51 PM
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i will be back at it this weekend. should be a good weekend for the hogs as the grass is green, sun is shining and ground hogs need shot. its also turkey season as well....but I have more fun picking off hogs
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