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Old 02-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #21
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I have shot plenty of 17 HMR rifles. I have experienced a lot of problems with the wind. The 17 HMR bucks the wind about as well as a high velocity 22 cal pellet rifle. If you want to get the 17 HMR experience borrow a 22 cal pellet gun from a friend. Set up some 2" spinners at 75 yards then have a go at it on a windy day. After a day like that you will be hugging your 22 mag like it was your best friend. If you already have a 22 mag I would spend the money on something to improve your shooting or ammo.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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I would suggest the 17HMR. And for anyone who has never had one! They will amaze you and at 2500 Ft. Per Second. In addition if you get a Savage, Marlin Varmint model or other good quality rifle you can expect 1/2" groups at 100 yards off a rest.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #23
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I've read some stats on the .17hmr against the .22 mag. HMR has a flatter trajectory and is reported to be accurate to 200 yards. I haven't bought one yet but it is on the short list. Can't remember where I read info at but I'm sure someone will be along soon that knows more.
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