how is a 17hmr for coyote hunting


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Old 04-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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I have a .17 and have tried calling coyotes haven't got any in just wanted to know how good a .17 is for coyote hunting



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Old 04-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Use the 20 grain fmj and keep your shots under 100 yards. The 17 hmr is such a tack driver that at those distances it should be easy to head shoot them. Be prepared for the hate from the "that's not ethical crowd".



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Thanks yeah I will

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I agree with Rdj3282,but I would extend the yardage to no more than 150 yards and when you do, be careful of the wind,the bullet drifts. I enjoy shooting this cartridge! Cliff!

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I love my 17hmr...but it's not the best choice for coyotes. In a pinch it will work, but if you are calling them in I would go with centerfire.

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I hunt a big field and I have brush that they come from know more than 200 yards long so I'm safe

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I hunt a big field and I have brush that they come from know more than 200 yards long so I'm safe
IMO these are not ideal situations for the 17hmr on a coyote. At 200 yards you are much better off with a 22 caliber centerfire or bigger.
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Yeah that's why I'm going to call them in to 100 yards or shorter

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I've shot six coyotes this year with my 17 and dropped them all in one shot at about the 150 200 yard mark the wind is a factor with the small bullets tho

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200 yds. with a .17 Rim Fire all one shot kills. Do you really know what a coyote is? Do you know how far 200 yds is? Just to help you out this is a picture of a coyote.




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