My wife has a 17HM2 on a Savage MKII FV with a custom stock. It is capable of head shots on squirrels at 100 yards. I know of several squirrel hunters that use them because the HMR is too hot. Ammo has been about 1/2 the cost of the HMR. I have several thousand rounds on hand and I watch for sales or buys. Most I have paid was $6.00 a box. I bought several thousand rounds of Ely for $4.00 a box. She will shoot about 100 rounds on a range trip. I have been seeing it lately for close to $8.00 a box.
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