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.17 hmr

Postby cshunter » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:25 pm

what type of range can you get out of a .17hmr? also what type of range for hunting coyotes?
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby Jkling12 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:48 pm

Prairie dogs out to 200 but lots of movement in the wind. I use a .223 for coyotes. 17 would pry work to 50 maybe 100 yards.
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby phutch30 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:14 am

Ive seen several lung shot coyotes run over 100 yards with a hit from a .17hmr. I consider it a poor choice for yotes. If you do use it take head shots or behind the ear shots at around 50 yards.
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby njonesy_07 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:09 pm

phutch30 wrote:Ive seen several lung shot coyotes run over 100 yards with a hit from a .17hmr. I consider it a poor choice for yotes. If you do use it take head shots or behind the ear shots at around 50 yards.


Agreed, had that happen over the spring. I prefer something a little bit larger at a little longer ranges, my .260 stopped em dead in there tracks.
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby Takum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:22 pm

We shoot are 17hmr's out 375 to 400 on clay targets all the time.have taken lots of dogs at 150 with a good head shot and 100 no prob with the vitals. I love my 17 it is a fun vary accurate pinker. :beer:
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby njonesy_07 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:14 am

Just make sure its a .17 FIREBALL and not the little "hmr" :thumbsup:
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby cONG » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:13 pm

my buddy kill one at 100 yard than the second one, ran and stop at 400 yard he said and killed it. Lucky shoot, the gun was shooting 6in high at 100 yards he said, and he didnt not know that.
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Re: .17 hmr

Postby bubba57 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:57 pm

I have used a variaty of guns on yotes. 243, 223,22-250. All have done a great job, but now im shootin a Savage in a 22 mag and it does just fine out to about 100 yds. Which is about the farthest shot I can take here in N.E. Tex. because of brush and timber.
I shoot Hornaday V max 32 gr. and usually take em down with a head shot or one to the heart. If I was huntin areas where 150yds or farther was an average shot I would go to one of the larger calibers.
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