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.17 caliber

Old 12-16-2003, 11:36 PM
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didnt mean for u to get all upset about what i said, i didnt say i did it. up here natives can shoot what ever they want too, with whatever they want too. i just know a couple of them. i have seen it done. maybe our bears are weak up here, i dont know.
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:08 AM
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Try out this website for more info on the .17 HMR

http://www.cctrap.com/~varmint/17hmr.htm



By the way, Hornady claims a velocity of this .17 caliber/17 grain bullet to be at 2550 fps.
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:59 AM
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I drew first blood with my 17HMR this weedend, a squirrel at 60 yds out of a tree. 1 shot-clean kill with minimal damage. A+ in my book as I have it sighted in at 100yds and can hit 50 cent piece sized targets at 200! I hear you all on the wind drift issue, it be a bugger in the wind.
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Old 12-23-2003, 05:13 PM
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I shot my first anumal with my .17 last night...... It was a coon....... If i woulda hit it solid the first shot it woulda been dead right then and there but i broke his front leg, he was on the run....... second shot put him down real quick...

40-50 yard shot on the run. A+

also i can't even find the bullet hole for the second shot so its very fur friendly.
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Old 12-25-2003, 10:26 PM
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I've had mine for two months and love it on the range,but have not had chance to take it hunting yet. 2550fps
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Old 01-13-2004, 10:51 AM
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the 17 rimfire is goot out to 200 yards on a coyote, i use it all the time, i have droped 60 coyotes in the past 4 months with it, i havnt shot a center fire yet but plan on buying one some day. they are fun little guns once you learn how to shoot them well, if you go out and shoot a couple hundred every couple of days you get to know the gun awesome and when you go to shoot you know whats goin on out past ur barrel. u have to be good at judging windage and range past 200 yard. i have seen a rimfire hit a coyote at 300 yards, that the person shouldnt have tried a shot that far. it is all about shot placement
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