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#3096890 - 12/26/12 09:26 PM have a question plz help!!!!
muddy-waders
Spike


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Im thinking of purchasing a new rig, and I was wanting to get Yalls input on a new gun. I was thinking about buying a .17 hmr any suggestions on that caliber
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#3096903 - 12/26/12 09:39 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: muddy-waders]
TeamMainStreet
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I'd go .223 or 22-250. Or if you want the .17 maybe a .17 fireball.
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#3096907 - 12/26/12 09:41 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: muddy-waders]
CATCHDAWG
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.17's suck. Blow the head off a tree rat or blow the skin off a yote.
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#3097055 - 12/27/12 05:35 AM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: CATCHDAWG]
Swampster
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Registered: 10/14/00
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Loc: Huron, TN, USA

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17 hmr is lots of fun to shoot - not sure about hunting with it. Might try with the game points - I've put a round through both sides of a metal barrel with them. Nice thing is that they are accurate enough you can go for head shots as long as there is no wind.
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#3097084 - 12/27/12 06:10 AM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: Swampster]
stik
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i wanted one until i shot one.
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#3097338 - 12/27/12 09:53 AM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: stik]
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They are fun to shoot and as was said they will blow the head clean off a squirrel.

Really would doubt their effectiveness on a coyote though. Unless it was close and you could get a head shot maybe.
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#3097683 - 12/27/12 02:06 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: RUGER]
Hawkeye5
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Perhaps a bit on the light side for coyote. I use a .22-250.
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#3097800 - 12/27/12 04:00 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: CATCHDAWG]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
.17's suck. Blow the head off a tree rat or blow the skin off a yote.



yep, not a coyote rd. very good for fox or bobcat on still days
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#3098416 - 12/27/12 09:57 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: redblood]
Blucollar
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Registered: 10/16/06
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Loc: Macon County , Tn.

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I don't think its heavy enough for yotes.

Go over to youtube & watch how eastern coyotes react when shot.
Some go right down, others that are hit pretty good get away.

For their size, they can take some abuse.
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#3100308 - 12/29/12 04:12 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: Blucollar]
AllOutdoors
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They are a blast to shoot and accurate. I have never lost a yote with mine. Head or neck and they go down. Have shot 3 behind the shoulder....they run 30-40yards and pile up. With that said, there better choices for a coyotes.
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#3100488 - 12/29/12 07:09 PM Re: have a question plz help!!!! [Re: AllOutdoors]
JDP
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I love my .17hmr, I have to use rimfire on Ft Campbell for yotes I've killed 4 yotes so far with it farthest was about 65 yds,all head shots. My
buddy killed a bobcat last year with his out to about 120yds...I would rather use centerfire in a 22-250 or .243.

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