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#501040 - 11/20/07 05:53 PM .17 are these good coyote killers or too small????
solodren
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Registered: 09/20/07
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I know this gun is fast and flat shooting but carry a small load what are you guys expert opinions on these speed demons...
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#501135 - 11/20/07 06:57 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: solodren]
Trapper John
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I'm not too confident using the .17 HMR on coyotes. It can work but if I'm not 100% convinced I just can't use it.

The .17 Remington is another story. I love the .17 Remington as a varmint caliber especially if you want minimal damage to the hide.

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#501186 - 11/20/07 07:33 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: Trapper John]
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Better make good shots with a small caliber, they will killem but you don't have alot of room for error. I like a .223 with 70gr bullets for yotes. I have shot foxes with the 17hmr, it kills them but they run back into the brush. The bigger calibers tends to anchor them in their tracks.
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#501446 - 11/20/07 09:33 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
statelineRUT
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If you put the bullet where you need to it will. Got this gal at 100 yards. 17gr vmax.

I normally use my 204 or 223 for calling though.



Edited by statelineRUT (11/20/07 09:34 PM)
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#501565 - 11/20/07 11:40 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: statelineRUT]
Tnyoteboy
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Oh man, we got to see the 17HMR yote again! Seriously, very light bullet to rely on to be consistent.
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#501594 - 11/21/07 04:21 AM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: Tnyoteboy]
statelineRUT
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Just for you Mike.
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#502238 - 11/21/07 01:10 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: statelineRUT]
Tnyoteboy
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I'm honored Lee.
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#506351 - 11/25/07 01:48 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: statelineRUT]
spitndrum
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Put it were it counts.... ;\)
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#506401 - 11/25/07 02:33 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: spitndrum]
smstone22
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Way to small in my opinion, unless you head shoot.
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#508601 - 11/26/07 08:11 PM Re: .17 are these good coyote killers or too small???? [Re: smstone22]
CATCHDAWG
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I have witnessed wwaaayyyy to many run-offs with 17hmrs. I'd use a .22 mag before a hmr. Centerfire cartridge's are a far better choice imo.
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