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mike1234 09-26-2012 07:49 PM

.22 or .17
 
Hi,

I'm torn between getting a .17 HMR or .22 LR I'm mainly shooting small vermin rabbits etc which is best to go for any advice is appreciated ?

Thanks

Mike

orangello 09-26-2012 08:36 PM

If ammo cost is a factor, and you will be shooting a lot, .22LR would seem to have a natural advantage.

hmh 09-26-2012 08:37 PM

If rabbit is the biggest you're going to shoot in the 22 up to 100 yards is fine. The 17 will take out anything from 200 yards and under up to a coyote size. The 17 is also inherently more accurate.

winds-of-change 09-26-2012 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmh (Post 955516)
If rabbit is the biggest you're going to shoot in the 22 up to 100 yards is fine. The 17 will take out anything from 200 yards and under up to a coyote size. The 17 is also inherently more accurate.

You can cleanly kill a coyote with a .17 caliber?

tacticalfun 09-26-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winds-of-change

You can cleanly kill a coyote with a .17 caliber?

With a very lucky shot. Thats crazy talk.

orangello 09-26-2012 08:54 PM

Pffft! If it's a coyote; how "clean" would the kill really have to be? I mean, c'mon, people use glue traps on other pests.

tacticalfun 09-26-2012 08:56 PM

All i know is dont shoot one with a .338....makes a mess.

jpattersonnh 09-26-2012 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 955556)
All i know is dont shoot one with a .338....makes a mess.

Try a .366(9.3) or .44!!!! I don't think a .17HMR is enough for 'yotes either. For Bunnies a .22lr works great.

tonydewar 09-26-2012 09:51 PM

the.17 is a flat and fast round but the bad thing is the wind plays he!! on the little 17 gr bullet my choice is the 22 good to 100 yds, cheeper to shoot

hmh 09-26-2012 10:54 PM

Head shot will drop a yote. And under 200 yds with a .17 isn't a problem.


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