.17 for sage rats

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.17 for sage rats

Postby skunkheadducks » Wed May 25, 2011 1:58 pm

I am going to be purchasing a .17 for shooting sage rats.

what do you recommend. I like this one http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-453-varmint/

I will be shooting 200-300 yards.

what optics do you guys use?

I am in the price range of $500-$800 for the entire set up

thanks
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Re: .17 for sage rats

Postby ajmorell » Wed May 25, 2011 4:13 pm

Are you limited to rimfire? 200-300 yards is a helluva long way with any rimfire, even on a calm day. CZ does make an excellent gun, personally I'm partial to Marlin, I have a bull-barreled WMR that drives tacks. I'm running a Nikon Prostaff on my WMR, which is a great scope for the money. If I had a little more to spend I'd look at the Nikon Buckmasters or Bushnell Elite line.
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Re: .17 for sage rats

Postby skunkheadducks » Wed May 25, 2011 4:26 pm

yes, limited to rim fire because I already have the center fire rifle I want.

also been thinking about .22 mag
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Re: .17 for sage rats

Postby cONG » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:23 am

17 is good fore about 200 yrd
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Re: .17 for sage rats

Postby mikeyLikesIt » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:46 am

You may be able to connect at 200 yds with the 17, but you wont be happy. That's a long shot for the 17. It works out to about a 125 yds, and just doesn't have the velocity beyound that. You will have alot run off wounded to die slowly. Stick with a centerfire.
You'll be much happier.
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