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#862180 - 08/10/08 08:22 PM 22mag.or 17
XMAN
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I'm looking to buy a 22mag or a 17 rifle, what's a good brand rifle in one of these caliber. Prefer one with a clip that is flush with the gun and a bolt action?
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#862258 - 08/10/08 08:49 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: ]
solodren
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the 17 is bad to the bone,, have a thumbole savage faster and flatter ,, not as heavy ,, the energy about the same..
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#862408 - 08/11/08 12:34 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: solodren]
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Ruger 77/22 or 17 fits.
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#862415 - 08/11/08 01:43 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Tiny]
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I have a Ruger 96 in 22mag,never seen the need for the 17 yet,other than to get a new rifle.
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#862462 - 08/11/08 05:37 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Tikkabuck]
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the Savage is a shooter!
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#862470 - 08/11/08 05:44 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Thunderroost]
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the marlins are great but the mag sticks out of the bottom,if you want the best accuracy the .17hmr is the best,if your wanting to use it on yotes more than squirrels or ground hogs id go with the 22 mag as you can get heavier bullets,i have both & both cost alot more to shoot than a reg 22.,mike243
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#862507 - 08/11/08 06:17 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: mike243]
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I would go Savage unless you can afford a CZ for about twice the price.
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#862570 - 08/11/08 06:47 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Kimberman]
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get the marlin 22mag with the tube.
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#862713 - 08/11/08 07:47 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: TennBuck]
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I love my Marlin in 17 with the bull barrel.Extreamly accurate!!
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#863309 - 08/11/08 12:22 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: cecil30-30]
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22 mag, many good brands available.
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#863348 - 08/11/08 12:43 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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I have the Savage model 93 in 17hmr with a bull barrel and it's a tack driving machine and fun to shoot.
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#863672 - 08/11/08 04:10 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Gravey]
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22 Mag for me. CZ and Marlin are on top of the list.
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#864759 - 08/12/08 10:13 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Model70Man]
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I also have the savage 93 in 17 hmr but with the regular barrel. Also a tack-driver. Last group I through at 100 yds, all 4 holes were touching. hard to do on a windy day though.
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#864769 - 08/12/08 10:22 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: East TN Hunter]
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FWIW, I've shot 2 coyotes in the chest with my .17hmr and they both fell down but got right back up and ran off, never to be found. I won't be using the .17 for 'yotes again, but I honestly don't know if the .22 mag does any better since I don't own one. Back to the '06 for coyotes.
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#865427 - 08/12/08 05:31 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Hogbear]
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Have you shot any 'yotes with the 17 using the game points? I haven't but was wondering if they do a little better job. We had a Remington 597 (semi) but had some problems. Remington is sending us a new gun, so I can't say anything against them.
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#865959 - 08/13/08 02:06 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: cecil30-30]
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22 mag is good for Yotes at a good range mines clobbered it's fair share.
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#866148 - 08/13/08 07:32 AM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Tikkabuck]
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The .17 is simply awesome.
If you are squirrel hunting with it, however, it will literally blow them in half if you hit them wrong.
Definately have to have a head shot or you will only get about half the meat.
I personally coyote hunt with either one, even though either will kill one, I just prefer a quicker kill with a round that is a tad more forgiving for my poor shooting abilities.
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#866935 - 08/13/08 03:49 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
The .17 is simply awesome.
If you are squirrel hunting with it, however, it will literally blow them in half if you hit them wrong.
Definately have to have a head shot or you will only get about half the meat.
I personally coyote hunt with either one, even though either will kill one, I just prefer a quicker kill with a round that is a tad more forgiving for my poor shooting abilities.


On WMA during squirrel season you have to use rimfire or shotgun for coyotes. Centerfires are illegal because they are not considered small game rounds. THis is the only time the 22 mag gets the nod. Redblood and a couple of guys went to Laurel Hill for some late season coyote hunting. They called up three on three different sets. Two were shot with a 17 and lost. One was shot with a 22 mag. The one shot with a 22 mag was the only one that was found.
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#866936 - 08/13/08 03:50 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Hogbear]
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 Originally Posted By: Hogbear
FWIW, I've shot 2 coyotes in the chest with my .17hmr and they both fell down but got right back up and ran off, never to be found. I won't be using the .17 for 'yotes again, but I honestly don't know if the .22 mag does any better since I don't own one. Back to the '06 for coyotes.



you use a 243 for deer and a 30-06 for coyotes? \:D
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#867010 - 08/13/08 04:39 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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If you are getting a true predator caliber, get the 204 or 223. If you are looking for something to use on WMA's for the centerfire restrictions, get the 22mag. I have killed coyotes with 243, 223, 204, and 17HMR. I will never use the HMR again. Almost lost the coyote because she almost got to some thick stuff before she expired. All the others with the 243, 223, and 204 never took another step.
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#867369 - 08/13/08 07:33 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: cecil30-30]
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yep what cecil said!
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#867762 - 08/13/08 11:47 PM Re: 22mag.or 17 [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hillbilly Hunter


you use a 243 for deer and a 30-06 for coyotes? \:D


Absolutely. I use .243 Barnes in either 75 gr X or 85 gr TSX for deer because they drop them quicker than any .30-06 round I've tried, and I use the .30-06 with Sierra 110 gr Varminters on 'yotes because I like the little red/pink cloud it makes. Makes me smile every time. \:\) Just wish I had a .300 RUM.

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