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#3603674 - 03/01/14 05:34 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
 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?

Can't speak for stik but mine is a tack driver. Never hunted with it other than killing a few tree rats that were getting in my roof air vents. The 17-grain v-max bullet will put a quarter size hole through them.
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#3603770 - 03/01/14 07:15 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Gravey]
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My .17 will hit EXACTLY where you aim.
It will blow the head off a squirrel at 80 yards.
I would imagine hitting a coyote in the side of the head with it would do the trick just fine.
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#3603850 - 03/01/14 07:56 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: RUGER]
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If you were going to buy a new rifle I would go with the 17 WSM Winchester super mag. I've heard its 3000 ft per sec for the 20 gr and 2500 ft per sec in the 25 gr.

If you already had the 22mag or 17 HMR I'd try both and see which works better for you. I've killed them on FT Campbell with my 17 HMR but I've lost some too!

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#3604043 - 03/01/14 11:21 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
 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?


I just wasn't impressed and already had a 22mag.
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#3604067 - 03/02/14 04:44 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: LanceS4803
 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?


I just wasn't impressed and already had a 22mag.

I have to agree about not being impressed with the 17 have owned one the mag is a favorite. Shote P-dogs out to 200 yards with one.


Edited by KPH (03/02/14 04:45 AM)
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#3610055 - 03/07/14 07:40 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
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I have never shot a coyote with a 22lr or 22mag. I shot one last summer with a 17hmr because it was the only gun i had handy. Shot it at 32 yrds and it went down, tiny entry wound and no exit.It all depends on bullet placement and bullet type. I wouldn't use either if I was going out to hunt them, I would use a center fire.
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#3610950 - 03/09/14 07:33 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Bos'n]
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 Originally Posted By: Bos'n
I wouldn't use either if I was going out to hunt them, I would use a center fire.


not legal on wma's.
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#3611032 - 03/09/14 09:38 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: stik]
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I have both the .17HMR & the .22mag, & for yotes I'm a firm believer in the .22 mag but keep the shots within 100 yards.

Have killed them with both rounds & used the same bullet placements, the one shot with the .17 just flinched & trotted off only to die later, the one shot with .22 mag dropped in its tracks & never wiggled, no muscle spasms or kicking at all, just collapsed & was dead before he hit the ground.

IMO the .17 is only good for gophers & stray cats the spray my truck, its just to light weight & fragile for clean kills VS the .22 mag with heavier bullet weight & size.
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#3611095 - 03/09/14 10:52 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: FOX FIRE]
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22 magnum would be my guess
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#3612451 - 03/10/14 07:34 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
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Can you use a shotgun on your WMA (most allow). My slug gun shoots sub moa. Not sure what the effective range of a 17 or 22 mag is.
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