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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2009, 09:06:47 PM »
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009, 09:50:35 PM »
I agree only old bums who aint good enuf to get closer use them glorified bb guns
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 10:03:57 PM »
So now we have gremlins hacking onto our board?
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2009, 07:12:32 AM »
.17 is for people who like long range shots. not so here. so i do have a good ability to get close to squirrels. so .17s arent good for close range situations because most people top them with heavy and thick optics that are a pain in the arse to get off. you never know when a stupid squirrel will pop up in front of you. and if you dont have a scope and have to take longer range shots, squirrels wil just bust open when you shoot them with the .17 .shoot them with a .22 and there will be very little damage. sometimes there will be time you just cant trust these so-called "experts" when all there trying to do is get you to buy their companys stuff.
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2009, 09:10:24 AM »
I agree only old bums who aint good enuf to get closer use them glorified bb guns
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.17 is for people who like long range shots. not so here. so i do have a good ability to get close to squirrels. so .17s arent good for close range situations because most people top them with heavy and thick optics that are a pain in the arse to get off. you never know when a stupid squirrel will pop up in front of you. and if you dont have a scope and have to take longer range shots, squirrels wil just bust open when you shoot them with the .17 .shoot them with a .22 and there will be very little damage. sometimes there will be time you just cant trust these so-called "experts" when all there trying to do is get you to buy their comp anys stuff.
Yeh? True, many "gun writers" just want to sell what they write and sell what they wriite about, but the .17 is a proven all around small game round.
And I bet I can still outsneak you on squirrels.  :twisted:
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2009, 10:34:59 AM »
The terrain has nothing to do with whether or not someone chooses a .17.  It's personal preference.  Some people like to take .243's for deer, other people will only take a .300 Win Mag, while still others will choose a different caliber.

The point is, unless you've hunted with one and have experience shooting one, you can't form an educated opinion of one.  It's just like with anything else, unless you've got experience with it, you really don't know for sure.

As for the gun writers, the 2 main ones I listen to are Dick Metcalf and David Petzel.  They work for magazines, not any gun or ammo companies.  They've also been at it long enough to know their stuff. O0

I like the .17 HMR because of the accuracy.  I like to hit exactly where I'm aiming, and at any distance.  You can do that with the .17.  You can't do that with a .22.  I've made greasy spots of errant flies that have landed on my targets when I've been shooting the .17.  Never could do that with a .22.

As for the "heavy glass" on the rifles..... :roll:  Again, unless you know for certain, you really shouldn't say anything about it.  I've got a 3.8 - 12 x 44 on the .17 HMR.  If you get an adjustable scope now days for squirrels, 9 times out of 10 it's going to be a 3-9 x 40 at least (you can't hardly find a 32 mm objective anymore).  The difference in weight between one of those and my scope is negligable. :roll:

As for the damage, with a .22 you may have to try body shots because of the reduced accuracy.  With the .17, you can shoot all of them in the head, which is going to be cut off anyway.  So, if anything, you waste more meat with a .22 than you do a .17.

It all comes down to personal preference.  The little .22 LR has killed more squirrels than probably will ever be killed with a .17.  Just as the .30-30 and .30-06 have killed more deer than probably all other calibers combined.  Do people still use other calibers for deer?  Yes.  Is there anything wrong with someone that wants to use a different caliber for deer?  No.  As long as something is legal, then it shouldn't matter to anyone else what that person uses. O0
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2009, 02:32:23 PM »
As BC states it comes down to personal preference. I like knowing I can get dime size groups at 100 yds, maybe further. Can I actually see a squirrel at 100 yds? Probably not with these old eyes, and definately not without my glasses. But knowing I can pick the hair on any squirrel I do see, made it a worthy investment for me.
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2009, 03:50:13 PM »
If the gun is designed for it, then there isn't a problem.  O0

I kinda wonder if the MR/HMRs are actually designed for the round. The action looks very much like the 10/22 Magnum action.

One day I might break down and get me one mainly for late season hunts, but I'll have to stay with the .22s as my mainstay. The cost of HMR shells alone would break my budget.  :)

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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2009, 04:06:21 PM »
Ah yes!!!

I remember when I was a kid and was an expert on everything......

I read and then plagerized! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Safety Advisory for .17 HMR Semi-Autos
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2009, 09:06:11 PM »
Ah yes!!!

I remember when I was a kid and was an expert on everything......

I read and then plagerized! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Kids now days don't even do that. :roll:  They just mouth off without knowing anything. ;D :wink:
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