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#594607 - 02/01/08 03:22 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: mike243]
Dr. Dickel
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Yes, look again at the ballistics of the 17HMR. With a 100 yard zero, it drops over 35 inches at 300 yards. You were probably looking at the ballistics of a 17 Remington centerfire instead. ;\)
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#594624 - 02/01/08 03:36 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: sjalter]
tndrbstr
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If you are talking about the .17hmr rimfire as compared to the 5mm (.20 rimfire) I would say that any advantage in ballistics of the 5mm over the .17 hmr is negated by the 27 dollars for fifty shots price of the 5mm. The 5mm are hard to find altho they are coming back to the shelfs again these days.
If you are wanting to compare the .17hmr rimfire with the .204 center fire, well, there is no comparison there....

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#594645 - 02/01/08 03:44 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: sjalter]
tndrbstr
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 Originally Posted By: sjalter
The remington ballistics chart says the 17 HMR only drops 3.3 inches @ 300 yards...


That would depend on what the round is zero'd at....Sounds to me more like the .17 fireball zero'd at 200 yrds...

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#594670 - 02/01/08 04:05 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: ]
Hillbilly Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
17 rem fireball



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#594725 - 02/01/08 04:45 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: Dr. Dickel]
sjalter
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 Originally Posted By: Dr. Dickel
If you don't reload and buying ammo is your only option, then 204 ammo will cost you @$18 a box (20).


Wow! $18 for a box of 20...I can buy .243 rounds cheaper.

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#594729 - 02/01/08 04:51 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: sjalter]
sjalter
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I'm sorry fellas...thanks for correcting me I had the 17 HMR confused with the 17 REM...that changes everything...sorry for the confusion.
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#594823 - 02/01/08 05:59 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: mike243]
statelineRUT
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
i think you need to look again \:\) they make a .17 that is center fire that is a hot round,i have a 22mag & a .17hmr & like both,at most ranges the 22mag will have more energy but the .17 is flatter shooting,no center fires allowed for squirrels as far as i know,mike243


Ditto!

17HMR drop at 300 with .0 zero is 35"

204 drop at 300 with a 1.5" zero is 3.5"

BIG DIFFERENCE!
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#594866 - 02/01/08 06:44 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: statelineRUT]
mr.big
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204 is the cheapest high performance round to reload on the market,,it goes faster and flatter than calibers that burn twice the powder and over twice the bullet weight,,

it is a small varmint exploder,,crows,and such and will drop a yote or groundhog,,the next step in varmint calibers is the 25-06 with 75 gr V-Max bullets over 3700,that will do cartwheels with groundhogs and turn a yote inside out,,
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#594884 - 02/01/08 06:59 PM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: sjalter]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: sjalter
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
22 Mag would be my choice.


Any reasons why? Are the rounds cheap? Does it shoot flater?


The price of ammo is significantly less expensive, about $10 per box of 50. You can also get a wider variety of bullet choices from 30 grains to 50 grains. It doesn't shoot flatter than an HMR, but on a day with a slight breeze, the 22 Mag bullet will not drift as much as the HMR. The 204 is a much flatter shooting rifle, but it is significanly more expensive to shoot. If money is not an issue, then the 204 is the way to go.
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#595543 - 02/02/08 10:23 AM Re: 17 HMR VS. .204 [Re: Model70Man]
sjalter
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Thanks gentleman for all your input, you all have answered my questions even though I didn't know the right way to ask them.
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