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Old 09-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #11
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Off Topic - Have you considered .22 WMR (magnum) rifles? I own one but haven't shot it much; not my kind of round. It has the weight of .22 with a bit more speed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_magnum I found the ammo is not nearly as inexpensive as .22LR.
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And then there is the 17HM2. 17 grain bullet @ 2100fps.
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Head shot will drop a yote. And under 200 yds with a .17 isn't a problem.
This is the kind of BS that pisses me off. At 200 yards it has 70fpe w/ a 17gr bullet. I doubt you'd penetrate the skull. Even a 20gr gamepoint drops to 66fpe. You'll damb sure injure the yote, but kill it, BS.
For a .223 w/ a 55gr to hit 70fpe, it would have to travel over 1000 yards. No one would ever consider that shot. The drop w/ that 17gr bullet at 200 yards is 8.5" w/ a 100 yard zero. Don't buy what you're selling for a second.
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This is the kind of BS that pisses me off. At 200 yards it has 70fpe w/ a 17gr bullet. I doubt you'd penetrate the skull. Even a 20gr gamepoint drops to 66fpe. You'll damb sure injure the yote, but kill it, BS.
For a .223 w/ a 55gr to hit 70fpe, it would have to travel over 1000 yards. No one would ever consider that shot. The drop w/ that 17gr bullet at 200 yards is 8.5" w/ a 100 yard zero. Don't buy what you're selling for a second.
I have to disagree with you. The guy that shot that pig at 400 yards from a moving truck would take that shot.
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Head shot will drop a yote. And under 200 yds with a .17 isn't a problem.
your point?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:16 AM   #16
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If you are shooting rabbit for meat and unsure about your ability to take head shots get a .22. If you some day want to use it on bigger game .17 hmr. You are right about aprox 8 inch drop at 200 yds. The windage debate .17 compared to .22 ( which is the question) in my opinion not enough to worry about.
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This is the kind of BS that pisses me off. At 200 yards it has 70fpe w/ a 17gr bullet. I doubt you'd penetrate the skull. Even a 20gr gamepoint drops to 66fpe. You'll damb sure injure the yote, but kill it, BS.
For a .223 w/ a 55gr to hit 70fpe, it would have to travel over 1000 yards. No one would ever consider that shot. The drop w/ that 17gr bullet at 200 yards is 8.5" w/ a 100 yard zero. Don't buy what you're selling for a second.
I apologize but I did take a coyote size dog at 197yds with a shot to the back of the head that was stalking one of my calfs. And yes back of the head is still a head shot.
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as far as the wind aint no debate been to the fair rode the bull wind beats the shi? out of the .17 over 50 yds
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:11 AM   #19
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I think you'll find the 22lr to be more versatile. I used to have a 17hmr. It was a very accurate round... when the wind wasn't blowing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:12 AM   #20
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22lr if its for anything under 100 and for only little varmints
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