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Old 07-16-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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I need info on types, rifles in the moderate price range and expected accuracy and effectiveness.
I am getting interested in getting a 17 for chucks out to 200 yards and target shooting but really don't know much along this line.
Any help will be appreciated



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Old 07-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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There is plenty to choose from.

17 Fireball (Necked down 221 Fireball)
17 Remington
17 Ackley-Hornet (My favorite)

I would say try to find a 17 fireball as they are just a little slower than the 17 rem and offer less fouling and longer barrel life.

Here is a good list of 17 caliber wildcat cartridges and this place has tons of info on the sub-calibers. (Smaller than .224")



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Mine is a Marlin, model 917V, .17hmr. The most accurate, out of the box, rimfire I've ever owned. All I did with mine is add a scope (Leupold) and it is a tack-driver. Two hundred yards; no problem. A pure delight to shoot.
The .17 hmr, absolutely destroys varmints with clean, quick kills.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/17HMRMagnum/917v.asp

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I'd have to go with the marlin also

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It is almost like the .17 HNR is an unfair advantage when shooting Gophers.But I'll keep doing it

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The 17 Gr bullet fired from a 17 HM2 has about 100 ft/lb of energy at 80 yards ,54 ft/lb at 200 yards. The 17 Gr bullet fired from a 17 HMR has about 100 ft/lb of energy at 150 yards, 72 ft/lb at 200 yards. The 25 Gr HP bullet fired from a 17 Fireball has about 460 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards. The 25 Gr HP bullet fired from a 17 Remington has about 490 ft/lb of energy at 200 yards. I use all the 17s for shooting prairie dogs which weigh about three pounds. If I were to go chuck shooting I would use the 17 Fireball round ...



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