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Old 10-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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Seriously?

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Would a rifle chambered in 17 HMR be a good Home Defense Firearm?
No........
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Add me to the "not a good idea" list. In addition, it seems to me that a small bullet going that fast would easily over penetrate sheetrock and hollow core doors.
But, correct me if I'm wrong, but there have been revolvers made chambered in HMR.....

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Are you using the rifle to shoot the intruder or are you using it as a club??? If you are using it as a club then you are good to go

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if you walked into a room and saw the owner pointing a bolt action rifle at you, would you continue walking forward?

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Would a rifle chambered in 17 HMR be a good Home Defense Firearm?
If it was all I had, I would certainly use it. But I wouldn't purchase one for a defensive weapon.
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Personally, bolt action would take it out of the running for me.

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if you walked into a room and saw the owner pointing a bolt action rifle at you, would you continue walking forward?
Depends, am I high on drugs and/or crazy as hell?

Any gun is a deterrent, and any gun is better than no gun, but a bolt action .17 HMR is definitely not what I would choose for self defense if I had other choices.
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AND, that follow-up shot is going to be a little slow.....

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I agree with most everything that has been said so far. You may not be dealing with someone that is logical, rational, or sober. So the fact of just a small rifle being present might not and probably would not be much of a deterrent especially on drugs.
Although I have a Marlin 917V 17 HMR with scope and love to shoot the little rifle! It is accurate and a fast little round! But I would not recommend it as a home defense gun. As was stated nothing better for the money for defense than the old reliable Shotgun. For example if they would not be deterred by the "racking of the slide" the impact on their body would get the point across if they lived to realize it. Actually better than a handgun in a lot of ways. And the selection of good defense loads is almost unlimited. So if you are going to buy a gun on the pretense of self defense I would not suggest the 17 HMR for that specific purpose.

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