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#3612505 - 03/10/14 08:15 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
Harold Money jr
4 Point

Registered: 09/14/07
Posts: 236
Loc: East Tennessee

I have a .17 and have hunted with guys shooting a .22 magnum. Ive killed several wild hogs, ground hogs, crows, and coyotes. The .17 is a bigger killer in person than it is on paper for some reason. I do use 20 gr xtp's exclusively on anything larger than squirrels and limit shots to 100yds. The magnum kills great too, I'm not going to say anything bad about it. The .17 will kill anything from a 200+ lb wild hogs to coyotes like a dream from 100yds on in.
#3612599 - 03/10/14 09:22 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: wtdhunter1]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

 Originally Posted By: wtdhunter1
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.

slugs would not be legal.

#3613048 - 03/11/14 12:15 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: stik]
6 Point

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 986
Loc: Shelby Co.Tn.

just make good shot placement
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#3631609 - 03/31/14 11:26 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]

Registered: 03/27/14
Posts: 5
Loc: Tennessee

I own both the seventeen hmr is more accurate and you can find ammo all day both are awesome guns
#3632091 - 03/31/14 08:08 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Genetime]
14 Point

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 7707
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee

I say 22 mag but if your choosing pick the one that you can find ammo for
#3632911 - 04/01/14 06:53 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: Inkstainz]
16 Point

Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12256
Loc: east tn

The 17hmr is very accurate for a long distance imo, My marlin 22 mag will flat out carry the mail out to 150y & ruin a crows day lol, my Nef 17hmr is just a tack driver, I shot a 3 shot group at the Norris range some years ago that could have been covered with a 1/4 at 220y ,putting the metal where it needs to be means more than horse power again just my .02
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#3645941 - 04/15/14 05:54 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: LanceS4803]
4 Point

Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 283
Loc: knoxville, Tn

I shoot a .17 her but you have to get the 20 grain bullets not the 17 gr. you also need to check the wma and make sure you can't use center fire. They change the law couple years back on some of the open wma so you can use center fire for yotes ... If you go with 22 or 17 her try to make head shots. Not big enough to dust roll one. Howl!!!!!!!
#3646214 - 04/15/14 09:12 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: calledin]
4 Point

Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 168
Loc: tn. sequatchie county

If you use the 17 use the 20xtp but some guns don't handle the 20gr as well as the 17gr. you should get about 50yds farther with the 17hmr. 150yds is a good max for the 22mag 30 or 40gr. shot placement is key with any gun. if possible use the center fire.
#3663523 - 05/05/14 09:51 PM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: 260rem]
8 Point

Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 1945
Loc: crossville, tn

.22 mag with 33 gr Vmax is hard to beat. I got rid of my .17 HMR because the .22 mag did everything the .17 would but better. Now the newer .17 Winchester Super Magnum seems to be the ticket for rimfire fire power.
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#3694745 - 06/20/14 07:07 AM Re: Gun selection 22 magnum or 17 hmr [Re: fredfred]
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Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 489
Loc: Brentwood, TN

Shot more than a dozen each with both calibers and the 22 mag is a better killer. The 17 HMR doesn't penetrate as well and the bullets blow up.
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