17 vs 223

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by johndeere, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. johndeere

    johndeere New Member

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    Is the 17 or 223 caliber rifle more accurate along with keeping a straight trajectory line
     
  2. hockeyjr1

    hockeyjr1 New Member

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    You are picking 2 completely different calibers here... I would never think of comparing the 2.. Personally I love my 17hmr.. Crazy accurate.. But I would only use it for rabbits and squirrels.. A 223 going though a rabbit would destroy all the meat..

    As for target practice.. 50-100 yards 17hmr
    100yrds plus 223..

    I would assume the 223 has a flatter trajectory since its moving twice as fast as the 17..
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    So are you talking the .17 Rem. & the .223 Rem. or what ?
     
  4. owdiss

    owdiss New Member

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    I use my 17hmr for coyote hunting when not windy I have split rabbits in half so def to much for small game
     
  5. johndeere

    johndeere New Member

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    223 rem and 17 hmr savage
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    At 100 yds, they are so close as to be the same. Zeroed at 50 yds, the 17 HMR (17 gr poly tip) will strike 0.3 inches below aim point, the 55 gr .223 will strike 0.5 inches below. However, at ranges over 150, the tiny little .17 HMR starts shedding veocity pretty quickly, and the .223 will be flatter.

    Source:Winchester on line ballistic calculator
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The little .17 Rim fire is not a Western Coyote rifle. These are big heavy coated animals taken in open often windy conditions. Why shoot any animal larger than a thin skinned rabbit or rodent with a rimfire?
     

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  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You are talking apples to oranges there................
     
  9. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    If you want a flat shooting round get a 22-250 sight it in at 150 yards at 200yards it drops just under a inch and it's a coyote worst nightmare under 400 yards
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Op, if you shooting for pure flatness in the ballistics department, 22-250 could be the answer.

    Anyone: did the .17 remington fireball die out? That baby was breaking like 4200fps or something.