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Old 03-13-2012, 01:49 AM   #21
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There's nothing wrong with the 22lr....but the 17hmr is so much better.

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There's nothing wrong with the 22lr....but the 17hmr is so much better.
No argument here. But at approx 4x the cost. I'm approaching this from the cheapskate point of view. For the stated use, it just seems a bit pricey.
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No argument here. But at approx 4x the cost. I'm approaching this from the cheapskate point of view. For the stated use, it just seems a bit pricey.
I used to feel the same way. You need to shoot a 17hmr. All ammo is premium grade so it all shoots well. 22lr starts to fall short after 50 yards....the 17hmr starts to shine after 50 yards.
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Don't get me wrong...I love all my 22lr rifles and pistols. They are great for plinking and small game under 75 yards. But dime sized groups at 100 yards are a cake walk for the 17hmr.

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Yeahh that's why I want to go to the 17hmr... She will maybe shoot 100-150 rds when we go to the range so price wise it won't be too bad.. I found the hornday 50 rd packs for 10.99 online.. Anyone find them cheaper?

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There's nothing wrong with the 22lr....but the 17hmr is so much better.
Do you have a chart like this comparing the 22 mag to the 17 mag? Comparing the 22lr to the 17 mag is kinda apples to oranges.
I would think that the 17 being lighter would lose speed faster therefore allowing it to be effected by the wind more than the 22 mag with the heavier bullet which should retain its velocity longer, however the 17 is faster to start with.
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Do you have a chart like this comparing the 22 mag to the 17 mag? Comparing the 22lr to the 17 mag is kinda apples to oranges.
I would think that the 17 being lighter would lose speed faster therefore allowing it to be effected by the wind more than the 22 mag with the heavier bullet which should retain its velocity longer, however the 17 is faster to start with.
You are right on point... Just 22 mag ammo cost more then 17 does and the wind drift isnt so bad at just 100 yards..
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http://www.chuckhawks.com/compared_17HMR_22WMR.htm

Just found this good article on the ammo...
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You are right on point... Just 22 mag ammo cost more then 17 does and the wind drift isnt so bad at just 100 yards..
Take this back the mag is a little cheaper.. But I'd take the accuracy over the energy since she won't be hunting at all... She doesn't like to "kill anything she can cuddle".

I looked right at here and said sooooo.... U would hunt a bear then?!? Lmao
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