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Old 03-27-2007, 05:57 PM
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Well I was at a local gunshop today and I was looking at a 22-250. Then he pulled outa savage 17 hmr and said I could pop coyotes up to 250 yards. Is this true. I didnt think so, and will still probably get a 22-250 but was just wondering if this sounded right. I thought a .17 hmr was more like a .22 mag and would be accurate at around 100 - 150 yards.
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PS. The .17 was 300 dollars cheaper so I dont think he was trying to cheat me.
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:06 PM
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I've used my center fire .17 for at that range for ground hogs but i'm not sure how well the .17 hmr would do.. i'd say try the 22-250 for the yotes
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:48 PM
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.17 HMR might be accurate out to 250, but probably won't put a yote down at that range. They are morelike 100 or less on yotes. A .17 rem might do it out to 250, but don't know. I would recommend the 22-250 for yotes, it would be alot better.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:18 AM
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You're right that the .17hmr won't drop a coyote at 250 yards. If you're expecting to shoot them at 250 yards, the 22-250 is a much better choice.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:29 AM
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Sounds like the guy at the gun shop is a nut job!!!
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:02 PM
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i heard that a .17 will drop a fox at 150 yrds but not a coyote, i love my savage .17 i can get 5 shots in a 1/4 inch group.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:49 PM
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i heard that a .17 will drop a fox at 150 yrds but not a coyote, i love my savage .17 i can get 5 shots in a 1/4 inch group.
That would be pushing the limits for sure. I've shot a lot of p-dogs at that range, and it kills them clean, BUT the bullet doesn't pass through them. BUT that is the v-max bullets, so maybe the 20 gr. hollow points would at least penetrate better, BUT drop a fox at 150 yards, not a high percentage possiblity.
Ya got to take into account that your 1/4 groups are going to open up in hunting situaions!
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:10 PM
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The .17 HMR is a bit small to shoot coyotes with. I think you should spend the extra money and get the .22-250.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:49 PM
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a few weekends ago, I hit a groundhog at 250+ yards with my .17hmr. Blood everywhere but he made it down in his hole. I would much have rather had my ruger .22-250 but wanted the .17 to get its first blood. Got 3 other confirmed kills and that 1 hit with .17 But I have killed groundhogs at 400 yards with the .22-250if you plan on shooting over 200 yards, get the .22-250 or do what i did and buy both
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:06 PM
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your right, the .17 and the 22mag are in the same range. the guys that i have talked with said not to take a shot over 100 yards. if your shooting farther than that get somthing bigger say 204 or 22-250
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