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Old 02-26-2012, 01:51 AM   #171
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Years ago I saw a guy drop an 800 pound steer with a between the eyes shot with a .22 mag rifle, pretty impressive.
Yes 22 mag has alot more power than people seem to realize

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #172
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I still own a Ruger Super Single Six that also came with a 22 mag cylinder that I purchased in the late 60's. Little did I realize when I bought it how much I would appreciate the extra load the mag provided. A great little sidearm for camp and general pest control.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #173
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for a clean kill with the .22 WMR, it does a better job. I primarily use my .177 HMR at the range to punch holes in paper at 100 yards- I'm lazy at time and it takes a little less effort to hit the target at 100 yards with the .177.
I take it you've left wounded crows and squirrels in the woods while trying to use the 17HMR. I doubt it, both magnum rimfire rounds are overkill @ 100yds with these two animals as they can be easily dispatched with the average .177cal air rifle between 50-75yds. The 22Mag isn't going to make them more dead or kill them any faster than the 17HMR. People hunt prairie dogs out to 200yds and groundhogs out to 100yds with the 17HMR without a problem.

You may feel more confident with the 22mag, but both will easily do the job on crows and squirrels.
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I'm with ya on the .177 air rifle's ability 25-35 yds but 50-75 yds is 22 LR "prime time" territory. Loses energy too fast but Everything has its limitations. Never seen anyone fire an air rifle at 50 yds - but it sounds interesting as long as the wind plays ball.

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I'm with ya on the .177 air rifle's ability 25-35 yds but 50-75 yds is 22 LR "prime time" territory. Loses energy too fast but Everything has its limitations. Never seen anyone fire an air rifle at 50 yds - but it sounds interesting as long as the wind plays ball.
They are actually pretty wind resistant....air rifle wise i mean

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I'm with ya on the .177 air rifle's ability 25-35 yds but 50-75 yds is 22 LR "prime time" territory. Loses energy too fast but Everything has its limitations. Never seen anyone fire an air rifle at 50 yds - but it sounds interesting as long as the wind plays ball.
When I was in my early teens me and my cousins would hunt squirrels and birds out to 75yds. Wind and the pellets/BB's dropping were an issue but we still manage to kill quite a few of both. After thinking back all those years I can't remember actually taking a crow though. A lot of other birds, but can't remember one crow that I took. My cousins took a few, but not me personally.
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When I was in my early teens me and my cousins would hunt squirrels and birds out to 75yds. Wind and the pellets/BB's dropping were an issue but we still manage to kill quite a few of both. After thinking back all those years I can't remember actually taking a crow though. A lot of other birds, but can't remember one crow that I took. My cousins took a few, but not me personally.
Ya crows are hard to get that close to.

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They have an uncanny ability to determine if you are armed and stay out of range. Their early warning has spooked a lot of game and ruined many a hunters day.

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They have an uncanny ability to determine if you are armed and stay out of range. Their early warning has spooked a lot of game and ruined many a hunters day.
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I really liked my savage 17hmr, but the wind just played with it too much. If I were to do it again, I would go with the 22 mag.

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