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bluegrayson 01-30-2008 05:17 PM

17 hmr for foxes?
 
is a 17 hmr good for foxes and coyote

BruceBruce1959 01-31-2008 07:07 AM

Yes it's a great Caliber, excellent choice for Small to Medium game animals.
Good Luck

Mosin 02-07-2008 04:29 PM

17 hmr
 
Foxes yes. Coyotes no. Bullet breaks up on the ribs. Causes a nasty shallow wound. Read a field report when the cartridge was first introduced. .22 caliber centerfire for the coyotes. .22 mag HP's for the fox's medicine.

venison~lover 03-12-2008 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mosin (Post 9711)
Foxes yes. Coyotes no. Bullet breaks up on the ribs. Causes a nasty shallow wound. Read a field report when the cartridge was first introduced. .22 caliber centerfire for the coyotes. .22 mag HP's for the fox's medicine.

I dont know,my science teacher has had good luck with his .17 w/ 17 grain v-max rounds

lukedaniel92 05-20-2008 02:14 PM

I've used my hmr for rabbits and whatnot.. and I can see taking a fox out with it but the 17hmr is a bit light for yotes, I think..

buck_buster22 08-09-2008 10:13 PM

idk
 
iv killed turtles out of the camp pond with my grandpas 17.. i could see it being a good fox gun.idk bout coyotes though. I would be a good coyote gun iv u could get a good headshot.

joel the signman 08-09-2008 11:35 PM

its very unsafe to be shooting into the water

BruceBruce1959 08-11-2008 07:24 PM

I agree with Joel, shooting into water is not a cool idea at all.
BUT to answer the original question YES the .17HMR is an ideal choice for foxes and coyotes.
I posted some info months ago about the .17 Caliber here is the link to that posting .17 M2 & .17 HMR <-Click

tbighunter 11-28-2008 10:10 PM

Killed a coyote at 125 yards with my .17 hmr.dropped it in it's tracks.excellent for coyotes.


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