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Old 01-30-2008, 05:17 PM
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Default 17 hmr for foxes?

is a 17 hmr good for foxes and coyote
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:07 AM
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Yes it's a great Caliber, excellent choice for Small to Medium game animals.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:29 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:35 PM
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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
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:14 PM
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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..
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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.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:35 PM
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its very unsafe to be shooting into the water
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:24 PM
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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
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:10 PM
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Killed a coyote at 125 yards with my .17 hmr.dropped it in it's tracks.excellent for coyotes.
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