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22lr or 17hmr ?

Old 11-21-2009, 05:12 PM
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Default 22lr or 17hmr ?

i've been thinking about getting a new 22 or 17 hmr , i have a 597 Remington , but it's old and it jams quite a bit , and it doesn't seem to matter which brand bullets i use, that and shes not really that accurate..

anyways , the new one is going to be a savage 93 model , since i love the accu-trigger that and they are accurate for the price you pay.

anyone care to give advice on which way to go ?...22 or 17 ?
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:30 PM
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Shoot a lot = 22lr


Shoot moderate amount = .17hmr
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:11 AM
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I agree with relentless pursuit. Its all about application. Now like many people in here, I love my 22s. I think I have six now and for going out and plinking all day and then going out for squirrels or rabbits the 22 is great. I use my 17 for some plinking but it and my 22 mag and 17hmr really serve there purpose as all around small game rifles rifles. I have the savage 93 in 17 and the darn thing is a tack driver. I'd clean you're 22 really well and buy the 17. Alot of the time we run hundreds if not thousands of rounds through our 22s with out a total strip down clean and they start jamming. Thats what I'd do first and buy the 17.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:19 AM
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My Marlin 917v 17HMR,with a 3x9x32,is the best squirrel gun i got!U better take headshots or your going to lose alot of meat!Id git the 17HMR.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyHunter83 View Post
I agree with relentless pursuit. Its all about application. Now like many people in here, I love my 22s. I think I have six now and for going out and plinking all day and then going out for squirrels or rabbits the 22 is great. I use my 17 for some plinking but it and my 22 mag and 17hmr really serve there purpose as all around small game rifles rifles. I have the savage 93 in 17 and the darn thing is a tack driver. I'd clean you're 22 really well and buy the 17. Alot of the time we run hundreds if not thousands of rounds through our 22s with out a total strip down clean and they start jamming. Thats what I'd do first and buy the 17.
the 597 only has a few hundred round through it , and it has been stripped and cleaned last "off" season , these 597 hang easily..the bolt assembly on these is quite heavy for a 22 , and if the ammo is not strong enough it doesn't eject the cartridge fast enough and and get's hung between the bolt and the eject port. i think it's just a issue with the 22 ammo not having enough power to cycle the heavy bolt. and eject the spend cartridge.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:30 AM
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what are you going to be using this rifle for?? a 17mach2 might more of a comparison to the 22. hard to give opinions until we know what your using this rifle for.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:47 AM
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squirrel , possums , coons mainly...
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:07 AM
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what kind of distances? if you are keeping the pelts on the coons i would def stay with a .22
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:21 AM
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distances are 75+ and up...

with the 22 i have now i dont like to take anything beyond 50yrds because it's just not accurate enough for me to ensure i can make that kill...
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:41 AM
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if you are shooting that far then 17hmr
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