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Old 10-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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I've whacked a lot of prairie dogs with my Browning T-Bolt with varmint barrel.
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And I watched him whack quite a few of them with it!
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Cool cartridge, but too pricey for rimfires. If I need more than a 22lr, I reach for the 223rem or 357mag
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I had another Savage. I just recently sold it to get some cash up for another revolver. It was extremely accurate I just didn't shoot it much anymore opting for my 22 mag and I don't like safe queens so it went. If I wanted an 17HMR again I'd get another savage without even thinking twice. I'd shot a few others and I likes the one I had much more.
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I will just say one thing! With all the rifles I have I think I enjoy my little inexpensive Marlin 917-V 17HMR the best for just having a great time shooting. It is fast at around 2500 FPS and sub 1/2 to 1/4 MOA Groups at 100 yards. Great little rifle and the ammunition for the performance it gives is cheap! $11.00-$12.00 per box of 50 at Walmart or Gun Shops. The Savage is a great little rifle also with it's Accu-trigger. I put a Rifle Basix Trigger in my Marlin but have heard they really have improved the Marlin Trigger since I purchased mine around five years ago.
I think you will really be impressed with the 17 HMR in a quality little rifle.
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And I watched him whack quite a few of them with it!
I went again a couple weeks ago, THB!
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I have a Marlin 917v. Very accurate w/ a 4-16x42mm scope. Fun, but not worth it really.
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this is the one I'm looking at getting

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I've been shooting my ruger 77/17HMR for almost 3 years now and it consistently shoots very tight groups. As another user said, ammo runs around $12-15 a box for 50. I shoot CCI ammo, I find it shoots best with my rifle. Magazines for this bolt action rifle are difficult to find in store but can be purchased online of course. Superb rifle.
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.17HMR has been very popular for its speed, accuracy and range. And lets face it....those mini rimfire cartriges that look like center fire rounds just look cool.

I had one...the Savage model of course...and sold it. In my thinking I have a .22LR for things 100 yards or closer and ammo is cheap and abundant. For much beyond 100 yards I wanted something a bit heaftier with some additional knock down....thus I have the .22WMR. Just love those .22 rounds. Truth be told I should have bought a .223 instead of the .22WMR, but for the hunting I do thats all I need.

You really have to decide for yourself, but I just couldn't find the right fit the .17HMR into my levels of hunting.
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.17HMR has been very popular for its speed, accuracy and range. And lets face it....those mini rimfire cartriges that look like center fire rounds just look cool.

I had one...the Savage model of course...and sold it. In my thinking I have a .22LR for things 100 yards or closer and ammo is cheap and abundant. For much beyond 100 yards I wanted something a bit heaftier with some additional knock down....thus I have the .22WMR. Just love those .22 rounds. Truth be told I should have bought a .223 instead of the .22WMR, but for the hunting I do thats all I need.

You really have to decide for yourself, but I just couldn't find the right fit the .17HMR into my levels of hunting.
nothing wrong with your reasoning. and i agree the 17hmr does have a specific fit and when i bought mine the specific need or want was an accurate longer range rimfire, as my intended targets were paper. the 22wmr has more knock down power than the 17hmr and the 22lr is way more cheaper to shoot. i do still enjoy shooting my 17hmr and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon, but i like the cheapness of shooting my 22's also.
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