Savage .17 HMR

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by ktmboyz, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Dialing in my new Savage .17 HMR fluted heavy barrel and 3-9 bushnell. Shooting from a boulder at about 80yds with harris bi-pod. 5 shot groups

    I am really starting to like the gun, its a ton of fun for a small caliber bolt gun.

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  2. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Great shooting and nice rifle.
     

  3. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Good shooting and nice looking rifle
     
  4. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey New Member

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    nice shooting how do you like the .17 hmr im in between that and a .223 I am worried the .17 will drop alot after 200-250 yrds
     
  5. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    I really like the .17 for a fun plinking bolt gun, or small varmint.. From what Ive read its not much good past 150-200 yds. No comparison to a .223 though.
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    Even a .223 at 300 drops fast. A 17 or 20gr .17HMR sheds energy and velocity even faster. 150 yards is about max w/ a breeze. 200 yards, good luck hitting anything. I use a 4-16x42mmAO on mine, hard to find small targets that move at 100+ in the tall grass. They are good for, as the OP stated plinking and vermin at shorter distance. They are fun!
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