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Offline John Andrews

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.17 Caliber Game
« on: August 21, 2007, 11:09:39 AM »
What are you folks hunting with your .17 rifles? And what ammo do you prefer for said game?
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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 11:47:49 AM »
Squirrels mainly, but gererally anything that needs killing. O0  I wouldn't be skeered to go up to coyote size critters (or a little larger) with the .17HMR.  I'm shooting Hornady 17 grain V-Max bullets out of the Marlin.  It likes them and does a good job, so I see no need to switch.
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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 07:43:54 PM »
I got the HMR for squirrels and coyotes.If we had bears I would be baging and tagging one with the HMR also.


I have been using the 20gr XTP hornady.The CCI t-n-t seemed to do pretty well also.I will soon to be back to the 17 gr V-Max and see what kind of crnage unsues!!! :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 10:45:47 PM »
  ^-^

I would suggest you install a bayonet on that mosquito rifle of yours if you are going to hunt bears :buck2

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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 10:49:17 PM »
  ^-^

I would suggest you install a bayonet on that mosquito rifle of yours if you are going to hunt bears :buck2

Nice try  :roll:

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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 10:58:47 PM »
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What are you folks hunting with your .17 rifles?


If I had one I'd be huntin a BUYER  :twisted:

I couldn't resist that one but the truth is I ain't got nuthin again em , I ain't ever even shot one  O0
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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 11:00:14 PM »

If I had one I'd be huntin a BUYER  :twisted:

I couldn't resist that one but the truth is I ain't got nuthin again em , I ain't ever even shot one  O0

The mere thought of one has you misspelling words.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 11:03:51 PM »
The mere thought of one has you misspelling words.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Nice try but my spellin problems stem from Jack Daniels  ;D
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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2007, 07:53:05 PM »
After seeing that guy on TV kill a 250 lb. hog with an air rifle,  :shock: that .17 ought to be good enough for just about anything.  I saw an article once where a guy took a Kimber .22mag to Africa and shot animals with it (of course not the big stuff) So i think the .17 has a wider range than some people might think.

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Re: .17 Caliber Game
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 08:26:17 PM »
Nice try but my spellin problems stem from Jack Daniels  ;D


As do all your others....


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