.17 hmr compared to the 30-06

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by BIGJOE5450, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. BIGJOE5450

    BIGJOE5450 New Member

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    was wondering in terms of stoping power how much does .17 give up compared to the 30-06
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    About 2500 ft. lbs of energy difference give or take a few. There is no comparison between the two. The 06 wins that fight.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious ?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Difference is same as difference between a Mo-ped and a Mack Truck.

    The 17 HMR is a rimfire shooting a 17 or 20 grain bullet. The 30-06 is a centerfire shooting a 150-220 grain bullet. .17 HMR has about 245 ft lbs muzzle energy, the 30-06 about 2,900. .17 is a great target round at 100 meters, and kills prairie dogs. The 30-06 is a great target round at 900 meters, and kills moose, elk, and small armored vehicles.
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words...

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    Left to Right: 1) .17 HM2; 2) .17 HMR; 3) .22LR; 4) .22 WMR; 5) .17 SMc; 6) 5mm/35 SM4; 7) .22 Hornet; 8) .223 Remington; 9)
    .223 WSSM; 10) .243 Winchester; 11) .243 Winchester Improved (Ackley); 12) .25-06; 13) .270 Winchester; 14) .308; 15) .30-06; 16) .45-70 Govt; 17) .50-90 Sharps