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Old 11-29-2011, 01:31 PM   #81
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I would have to say until the keltec it was disappearing. 200 yards and under a .17 is awesome and the majority of people I know would rather have a .17 over a .22 mag. I have both but lean heavily forwards .17.
Well, the .17 is a bunch of fun, but it really doesn't have much range over the .22 Mag, and doesn't have very good killing power, either, at least when shooting at larger game. The .17 has too much power for really small game, and too little for heavier game. And that little bullet blows all over the place in a stiff wind.

I do think the .17 is more popular, but for actual hunting I'll take the .22 Mag over the .17 every last time.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:56 PM   #82
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Wind will effect a .17 substantial more than a .22 mag. But for kill power I only take head shots with it and it has the accuracy to do it. Small game body shots blow it to pieces, with bigger animals with the .17 all I know about is dogs and one head shot they drop like a brick.

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Wind will effect a .17 substantial more than a .22 mag. But for kill power I only take head shots with it and it has the accuracy to do it. Small game body shots blow it to pieces, with bigger animals with the .17 all I know about is dogs and one head shot they drop like a brick.
The 17 is to light weight to be much good IMHO. If i want to blow something up with a rimfire my 22 mag will do that also-its called winchester super x 40 grain JHP or cci tnt in 33 grain
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I have a marlin 882 ss that i love but it doesnt hold a brass candle to my wildcat. That winchester is a nail killer. Sadly its to purty to pack around in the truck/tractor:'(
Isn't that what Cavalry sheaths are for??
Total coverage of the rifle until needed
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BTW, Hornady Critical Defense 45-grain WMR's are NASTY ME Likey!!

Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rimfire :: 22 WMR :: 22 WMR 45 gr FTX® Critical Defense®

Can't wait to try 'em out on a few critters!! Just gotta get my new scope setup sighted in when I get a chance...
Marlin 25MN w/ DIP Pic Rail & Center Point 4-16x44 scope.

I had originally gotten the DIP rail sometime back, but had tried it and set it aside until I could D/T the Marlin for a rail.
Instead, I D/T'd the rail's screw holes so it would tighten down with less hassle.

I may eventually D/T the Marlin...but right now its an easier solution when ya ain't got a working drill press & drill vise.
Drill press went boom...grr. Well, it was over 30 yrs old...time for a new one anyway...

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Isn't that what Cavalry sheaths are for??
Total coverage of the rifle until needed
Ya it is but its also a sentimental thing since my aunt bought it for me bout a month before she died from brain cancer. I was her favorite of her neices/nephews and vice versa for me. Plus my 882 is ss so it doesnt matter bout getting beat up. The only prob iv had w it was the factory stock SUCKED!!! a big one.
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i really like shooting my 17hmr. very accurate on a windless day. but, IMO, the 22wmr will never fade away. the 17hmr is a niche caliber rimfire, very accurate because it's a bit faster than the 22wmr, but the trade-off is the size, only good for smaller game and targets. the 22wmr is a much better hunting round as it can do anything the 17hmr can and more as far as hunting.

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Kel Tec RMR is going to be chambered for 22WMR, as are the PMR pistols I believe.

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If the 22WMR was available in one of the new AR style rifles, like the M&P15-22, I'd snatch one up a heartbeat!!

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My friend got a 17 and it was a ball to shoot but it still will not replace his 22 mag.

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