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Old 08-15-2010, 06:01 PM   #21
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I've had good luck with using 40gr FMJ loads in .22 magnum on small game. It won't tear up any more meat than a .22LR HP,you just have a flatter trajectory and more penetration.
My Browning does not like the FMJ, and we can't use them anyway to hunt here in NH. Always headshots, but sometimes that is not an option for weasels, skunks...
I do use my .22WMR for coyotes here in the southern part of the state. Rimfire only. Headshots are a must. The .17HMR is not an option since it does not penetrate the skull well even w/ 20gr gamepoints.
.22 mag has a little hole going in and a nickel size hole leaving the head.
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I started browsing some guns since I want to ask for one for my b-day or christmas, I figured I pretty much have the deer rifles I need, so why not get a good rimfire rifle. My brother has a .17 hmr and i've seen what it can do, and my friend has a .22 mag and i've seen what it's capable of as well. But i'm kinda leaning toward the .17 hmr after reading this article, Compared: .17 HMR and .22 WMR (Magnum). I just wanted to see what your guys's opinions are on these and what recommendations you may have, and maybe a specific brand or model, I would like to maybe use the 17 grn v-max in the article but still haven't looked at bullets yet.
My opinion? You want a rimfire stick to 22LR. Far as im concerned and this is just my opinion, 22Mag & the 17HMR are what I refer to as hermorphadite rounds and will be hard to find when and if the time comes. Stick w/ .22LR, you won't regret it in the end.
I happen to be partial to the Glenfield Marlin 60 because thats a model I'm familier with.
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My opinion? You want a rimfire stick to 22LR. Far as im concerned and this is just my opinion, 22Mag & the 17HMR are what I refer to as hermorphadite rounds and will be hard to find when and if the time comes. Stick w/ .22LR, you won't regret it in the end.
I happen to be partial to the Glenfield Marlin 60 because thats a model I'm familier with.
In the meantime, I'm gonna enjoy the hell out of shootin' my .17HMR.
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In the meantime, I'm gonna enjoy the hell out of shootin' my .17HMR.
More power to ya friend. No ill will intended and thats the truth. One thing hopefully you will learn about me is I am NO HATER. Too many of them floatin' round already.
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My opinion? You want a rimfire stick to 22LR. Far as im concerned and this is just my opinion, 22Mag & the 17HMR are what I refer to as hermorphadite rounds and will be hard to find when and if the time comes. Stick w/ .22LR, you won't regret it in the end.
I happen to be partial to the Glenfield Marlin 60 because thats a model I'm familier with.
Already have 3 .22 LR and i'm trying to get rid of two, so no. I'm looking for something with more range to it.
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More power to ya friend. No ill will intended and thats the truth. One thing hopefully you will learn about me is I am NO HATER. Too many of them floatin' round already.
No offense taken. My point to your point was that I will enjoy shooting the
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Strangely, when everyone was having trouble finding .22lr last year, I could find all the .22WMR I will ever need.
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