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Old 10-24-2007, 07:26 PM
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Hey everyone, I bought a 17 hmr for some good, accurate, target practice but i was wondering if it would be suitable for small game hunting as well. I heard that it ruins alot of meat but does anyone think they will design some stronger, heavier bullets for it that wont "explode" on impact? I hope so
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:20 PM
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I all know is that my dad and i have both the 17 and the 17 rimfire. Both guns are dead on. The 17 at 300 yrds for coyts and the rim fire at 100 mostly for target but also coyts.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:44 PM
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all i know is that my 17 hmr has put alotttt of meat in the freezer
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:59 PM
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can honestly say that i havent ever touched a 17 hmr but plan on gettin one soon for squirrels and coyotes.. but from the things i hear and have seen the 17 is expensive as heck to shoot..
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:11 PM
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what grain bullet are you shooting iam getting a 17 soon and i was wondering what kind you have iam still deciding what gun to get
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:02 AM
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Because the .17 calibers have become so popular I thought it would be a good idea to note the difference between the two different .17 Calibers.
One is the .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire)
The other is the .17Mach2 sometimes called a .17M2..
You can see by cartridge comparison the relationship to the .22 Calibers

The Bottom line is simple, the .17M2 and the .22LR were designed for small game out to 100 yards.
While the .17HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) and the .22WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire)
were designed for small to med. game at longer ranges.


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thanks for clearing that up BB.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:05 PM
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hey bro i ve killed a lot of rabbits and if u hit in the right place it dont
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