how is a 17hmr for coyote hunting - Page 2


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > how is a 17hmr for coyote hunting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2012, 02:08 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
luke1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 27
Default

Hey thanks and yeah I do know what a coyote is



__________________
luke1999 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 04:37 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bs1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 42
Default

Practice makes perfect



__________________

Last edited by bs1984; 04-18-2012 at 03:10 PM.
bs1984 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: wyoming
Posts: 1,799
Liked 61 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Why would any careing hunter shoot even a coyote with a 17 gr. bullet at 200 yds. The drop is almost 10" from a rifle barrel. The bullet drift is about 9" even with a 10 MPH wind or gust. The energy is down to around 70 lbs at 200 yds. This is not enough to be relieable on Pocket Gophers. You run a very high risk of causing a slow painful death for your prey. This is not a coyote rifle at any range it is only good for small rodents. They are OK for wild turkey at close range. If you are going to shoot coyotes get a center fire.

__________________
Durangokid is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:41 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bs1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 42
Default

Sorry to mislead the distance was about 75 to 125 yards

__________________
bs1984 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Deep East Texas Pineywoods!
Posts: 28,542
Liked 21335 Times on 12106 Posts
Likes Given: 53182

Default

i'm sorry but i have to agree with Durango. i know some people hunt coyotes with the 17HMR, but i think there are much better calibers than it. even a 204 Ruger would be much better suited. i like my 17HMR, but i wouldn't hunt coyotes with it and i can shoot mine pretty good at 200 yards. but a 15-20 gr. bullet IMO is just too small and too sensative to wind for any type of hunting. just not ethical in my way of thinking.

__________________
Coming from the Village of the Damned.
To the victor, go the spoils of war.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #16
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Decisive Terrain
Posts: 2,030
Liked 1357 Times on 688 Posts
Likes Given: 1011

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55 View Post
i'm sorry but i have to agree with Durango. i know some people hunt coyotes with the 17HMR, but i think there are much better calibers than it. even a 204 Ruger would be much better suited. i like my 17HMR, but i wouldn't hunt coyotes with it and i can shoot mine pretty good at 200 yards. but a 15-20 gr. bullet IMO is just too small and too sensative to wind for any type of hunting. just not ethical in my way of thinking.

I've killed coyotes with .204 Ruger because it's all I had...not sure I'd want to try it with 17HMR. The .204 kills were with Hornady V-Max ballistic tip...no drop at 200 yards and good penetration because the MV is so high...but in principle I also agree with Durango.
__________________
Marines, Infantry
145th Airlift Wing, NCANG
NRA Life


Stay smart, stay motivated, stay dangerous
7point62 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #17
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Deep East Texas Pineywoods!
Posts: 28,542
Liked 21335 Times on 12106 Posts
Likes Given: 53182

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7point62 View Post
I've killed coyotes with .204 Ruger because it's all I had...not sure I'd want to try it with 17HMR. The .204 kills were with Hornady V-Max ballistic tip...no drop at 200 yards and good penetration because the MV is so high...but in principle I also agree with Durango.
the 204 Ruger is over twice in bullet weight and almost twice the velocity. the 204 would be the minimum i would consider. maybe, if all i had was the 17HMR and could get a good shot at 50-75 yards, maybe i might if the reason was good enough. but as Durange said, much better choices than the 17HMR, for hunting coyotes.


__________________
Coming from the Village of the Damned.
To the victor, go the spoils of war.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
coyote hunting 1911beast Hunting Forum 3 01-19-2012 10:44 AM
coyote hunting 1911beast Hunting Forum 27 01-14-2012 12:02 AM
coyote hunting 1911beast Hunting Forum 4 12-30-2011 08:21 PM
coyote hunting ptownlaxer .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 51 11-21-2011 04:37 AM
coyote hunting wmille01 Hunting Forum 5 07-19-2011 10:59 PM