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#3102097 - 12/30/12 08:50 PM Shooting a 17 hmr
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Can you use 17 cal for squirrel hunting? Or any other small game?
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#3102103 - 12/30/12 08:51 PM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Lady's man]
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Yes but if you are gonna eat them you better shoot them in the head.
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#3102106 - 12/30/12 08:52 PM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Lady's man]
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Yes if you are good at making head shots!
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#3102115 - 12/30/12 08:54 PM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Tar12]
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So 22 is better, i wana eat and make a tree mount with several of them. Never squirrel hunted before. Thx
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#3102183 - 12/30/12 09:28 PM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Lady's man]
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 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
So 22 is better, i wana eat and make a tree mount with several of them. Never squirrel hunted before. Thx


use a shotgun if you want to mount them. the smaller holes are much easier to fix.
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#3102430 - 12/31/12 06:42 AM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: stik]
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And use a .22 for eating squirrels, so you don't have to look for pellets.
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#3102503 - 12/31/12 08:19 AM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Nhill]
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The pellets dnt go all the way through? Didn think id have to worry about that. Wat shot works best? Thanks for the info
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#3102549 - 12/31/12 08:54 AM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Lady's man]
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 Originally Posted By: Lady's man
The pellets dnt go all the way through? Didn think id have to worry about that. Wat shot works best? Thanks for the info


Depending on where they hit the squirrel, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.
I personally prefer 6 shot.
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#3102603 - 12/31/12 09:24 AM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: RUGER]
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+1 on #6. My little stevens 620 and some high brass #6 does a number on them.
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#3102750 - 12/31/12 10:53 AM Re: Shooting a 17 hmr [Re: Dienamic]
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Low brass #6. high brass tends to tear them up a bit more.
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