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I am looking for an accurate at long and close ranges, flat trajectory, and fast shooting 17 caliber to go squirrel hunting with. The gun that i have found is a savage 17hmr m93 with a accutrigger and a scope package.
 

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Yep. But at 50-100 yards, that is not a problem- you CAN take headshots!
 

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I am looking for an accurate at long and close ranges, flat trajectory, and fast shooting 17 caliber to go squirrel hunting with. The gun that i have found is a savage 17hmr m93 with a accutrigger and a scope package.
The Savage is a nice rifle at a good price.

Here is mine. The scope is a Bushnell Legend 4.4-14x44mm.

 

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The Savage is a nice rifle at a good price.

Here is mine. The scope is a Bushnell Legend 4.4-14x44mm.
At what distance does your savage become less accurate
 

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I haven't tried to shoot past 150 yards. I mainly shoot between 50-150 yards with it. Maximum effective range would be no more than 300 yards.
When shooting at 150 yds are you still getting close grouping
 

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If you're hunting for meat use the fmj cause the ballistic tip and the tnt won't leave much left for eating. As the others have said head shot's if you can. You can shoot aspirins at 100 yards so head shots won't be that hard.
 

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When shooting at 150 yds are you still getting close grouping
I do on a good day at the range using a shooting rest or bi pod.

Like others have said, you won't be shooting at squirrels at anything more than 50 yards.

It's very hard to pick up a squirrel at distance with a scoped rifle. They are very small and move around alot.
 

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I have shot a lot of prairie dogs with 17 HM2 and 17 HMR rifles. The 17 grain bullets do a lot a damage with any body shot. I have shot a few cotten tail rabbits taking head shots with the 17 HM2 rifle , I d not use the 17 HMR when hunting small game I wonted to eat unless it was a head shot. Hitting a head at 100 yards under hunting conditions could be a bit trickey.
 

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I wouldn't say 300 yards is a shot you should not be taking with a 17 unless you are screwing around at the range on paper targets, that bullet is too light to carry energy out that far, 150-200 yards is generally considered max effective range on small varmints, squirrel, prairie dog, woodchuck sized animals here is some reading on the ballistics, it has some good info on sighting in, bullet drop.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/17HMR.htm
 

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I have the heavy barreled marlin 917v and it is more accurate than I can shoot it, ita like a lazer beam, and no recoil so you put crosshairs where ya want em and you can see the impact in the scope. Do not use vmax or tnts on squirrels it will darn near blow them to pieces, as stated use fmjs or gamepoints, even with head shots the vmax make a nasty mess.
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My point was that the .17 rim fire can no way be effective at 300 yards. This is a very close range arm for thin skinned small animals. If you want a 300 yard rifle you should look at a .223 or ?
Why my Post continue to be attacked I don't know? My likes are much higher than these negatives. Good Luck Guys.:)
 
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