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#2914429 - 08/20/12 08:09 PM .17 HMR and Squirrels
UTGrad
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I've got a .17 HMR bolt action I was going to try on some squirrels this weekend. Anybody use this caliber on squirrels?
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#2914430 - 08/20/12 08:10 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: UTGrad]
KPH
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I did once if you want to take something home then only do head shots.
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#2914506 - 08/20/12 08:42 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: KPH]
william martin
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if you get the cci fmj or the hollow points they do ok but the ballistic tip way to much damage
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#2914618 - 08/20/12 10:07 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: william martin]
cecil30-30
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FMJ's are illegal to hunt with..
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#2914634 - 08/20/12 10:26 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: cecil30-30]
redblood
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i have nver used one, but have been in many squirrel tourneys where someone has used them. their results have typically been poor. they are not quite as accurate as a 22 lr at squirrel hunting ranges. they are very loud, which spoils the area faster and very destructive on meat.
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#2914722 - 08/21/12 04:04 AM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: redblood]
BamaProud
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I tried it once. Missed a bunch, I went back the next morning with a 20 ga. \:\)
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#2914724 - 08/21/12 04:29 AM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: BamaProud]
mike243
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They work fine if head shooting or a thru the ribs from the side.i dont cook the ribs so they get tossed any way.been shooting a nef since they first came out.very accurate round for the most part.
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#2915724 - 08/21/12 09:02 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: mike243]
FOX FIRE
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Not for me anyway, to much damage if your meat hunt'n, if your just kill'n pest thats another story.

try this, shoot a grape fruit with a ballistic tip & see what happens.
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#2919450 - 08/24/12 08:54 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
FMJ's are illegal to hunt with..


I'd argue that only applies to centerfire cartridges; .17HMR FMJ expand

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#2920091 - 08/25/12 05:18 PM Re: .17 HMR and Squirrels [Re: ColdCase1984]
william martin
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yea thats what i thought but wasnt sure
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