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Title: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 19, 2020, 05:39:08 PM
Was at the range today for an hour or so. Most groups were not very good but then i did this. 50 yards 5 shots. The difference is an older gentleman had my try his slightly higher front bag so i could use my rear bag. Man did that make a difference.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: D45/70 on September 19, 2020, 06:50:21 PM
 :)very good indeed
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on September 20, 2020, 04:51:30 AM
 O0 Yeah on good, fuzz! That old shooter knows his stuff!
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on September 20, 2020, 10:36:20 AM
Well we were talking and i was saying im going to glue a piece of wood to the bottom of my bag to raise it up. Je had a taller bag so we tried that and it worked.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on September 21, 2020, 03:19:38 AM
  O0 Ready now to kill some squirrels!
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 06, 2020, 10:51:53 AM
Gonna try to get our saturday. My dad joined a group on facebook about squirrel hunters in pa. Made hime really want to go. And i can actually afford my license this week so friday after work im getting my license and going the next morning.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: D45/70 on October 06, 2020, 03:36:07 PM
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Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 07, 2020, 03:26:56 AM
 O0 That's great news, fuzz! So your rifle likes the 20gr, huh?

I was wondering when you was going to be able to hunt some squirrels. I bet you have been itching to get after them with that spanking new rifle! The .17 HMR is a great invention for hunting squirrels.

What scope did you put on your rifle?

I get out every weekend and kill a few.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 07, 2020, 05:58:46 PM
I have a cheap simmons 3x9 on it. Need to find a company that makes affordable scopes with out being made in china. But it was my only option at the time. Have it sitting in its case right next to me. But going saturday is gonna hurt i think i have gout in my ankle. If i do im still going just gonna hurt. But i figure if i find my spot and can get there if i can see em i can hit em. Ill chase the corpses down when i decide to go home. ill bring some Stuff to mark the line of the bodies. Oh and if my dad can get free he is going to use my old 17hmr. So tomorrow after my dr's appointment im finishing sitting it in for him.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: D45/70 on October 07, 2020, 07:05:00 PM
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Need to find a company that makes affordable scopes without being made in china.
Leopold as in Redfield, Burris full field.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 08, 2020, 07:53:10 PM
Since i have to be off for two days cause my gout :'(. And since i wasn't doing a lot of walking i went to the range. Shot both my 17s. was Resighting my marlin and a final check on my savage. They are both on target the marlin is getting just good enough groups with the 20s and my savage still loves them. Now im ready for saturday.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 09, 2020, 03:47:39 AM
 O0 Right on, fuzzy! Now you have to choose which rifle to use! I would take the Savage. Your foot is better?
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 09, 2020, 03:04:28 PM
Oh im taking the savage. And my foot hurts a little but doing better. My dad cant go in the morning so ill be going solo but if i get any im taking up to the old mans to clean em  :twisted: lol.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 10, 2020, 03:37:16 AM
Oh im taking the savage. And my foot hurts a little but doing better. My dad cant go in the morning so ill be going solo but if i get any im taking up to the old mans to clean em  :twisted: lol.
  ;D  O0 Smart kid! Good luck, fuzzy!

Since it's 2:30 in the morning here, I am still deciding whether to hunt today or tomorrow.

,17 rifles rule!
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 10, 2020, 09:12:52 PM
Got 2. Both with headshots too nasty to put up here. Only 3 shots, first shot hit a branch other than that hit every shot i fired. This thing murders their heads. And i really need to figure a way to get my old man to hit his shots. He fired 2 missed both.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 11, 2020, 04:23:56 AM
  O0  :shock: Yeah on .17 heads, fuzzy! It got hot early yesterday but I got two fox squirrels and two grays. We call fox squirrels reds here.

I had only three when the squirrels denned up because of the warm weather. I spotted the fourth one not far from the truck and whacked it.

I can understand your dad getting a bit rusty. It gets tougher as you get older. Maybe his rifle needs to have a scope check.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 11, 2020, 07:21:46 AM
It is checked im the one who did it. Problem is never shoots outside of hunting. I try to go a couple times a month. Even if im just using rimfires its still practice.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 12, 2020, 01:14:30 AM
 O0 Yeah on practice!
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 18, 2020, 01:04:37 AM
Are you going today, fuzz? Maybe rain here today but I am going.  :twisted: :)
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: D45/70 on October 18, 2020, 09:17:20 AM
Maybe rain here today but I am going.  :twisted: :)



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Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: fuzztsimmers on October 18, 2020, 05:12:49 PM
I didn't go Saturday. Just wasn't feeling well. So i did some house work and then i went to a friend and painted miniatures for a game i play. Otherwise i wish i could.
Title: Re: So i think my 17hmr loves the 20gr xtp
Post by: John Andrews on October 19, 2020, 03:58:19 AM
Saturday's weather was crappy anyhow. I went yesterday and weather was crappy but I got 4 grays and lost another one in thick cover. Was light raining with strong winds but had to go anyhow.