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#3601549 - 02/27/14 09:27 AM Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr
pastorofgrace
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I would like to hunt coyotes on WMA property. Since WMA restricts bullet use to rimfires only....in your opinion,which caliber would be the best choice? 22 magnum or 17 hmr. Thanks

Edited by pastorofgrace (02/27/14 09:48 AM)

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#3601686 - 02/27/14 12:14 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: pastorofgrace]
KPH
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I use the 22 magnum. I bet either will get the job done.
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#3601896 - 02/27/14 03:51 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: KPH]
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I use a 22 magnum. get the fastest rounds you can find. faster rounds have more knockdown power.
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#3602038 - 02/27/14 06:43 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Coyote Slayer]
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I have a .17 HMR
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#3602622 - 02/28/14 12:35 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: arctic_cat]
pastorofgrace
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Thanks for your comments.
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#3602689 - 02/28/14 01:52 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: pastorofgrace]
dmonty
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Either will work as others stated,myself unfortunately with the way ammo is, I would consider which one has the most readily ammo available.
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#3603332 - 03/01/14 09:03 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: dmonty]
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The 22 magnum is a better choice between the two.
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#3603401 - 03/01/14 10:11 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Coyote Slayer]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: Coyote Slayer
I use a 22 magnum. get the fastest rounds you can find. faster rounds have more knockdown power.

Someone needs to read some ballistic charts and understand the difference between velocity and energy. ;). Your statement is far from the truth.
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#3603488 - 03/01/14 12:19 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: CATCHDAWG]
stik
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22mag by far. I wanted one of those 17's until I shot one.
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#3603524 - 03/01/14 01:19 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: stik]
LanceS4803
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 Originally Posted By: stik
22mag by far. I wanted one of those 17's until I shot one.


Don't leave us hanging.
I've never shot a 17. How was it?
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