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Idaholewis

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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 7:49 am

@Hanshi wrote:
I've owned and liked .22 WMR guns before though never a .17.  Not sure which one I'd prefer.

This would be an EASY decision for me, .22 WMR ANYDAY!! Those itty bitty .17 Bullets are Negatively effected by even the Tiniest breeze. That said, On a Calm Day the little .17s are Quite impressive, I shot some AWESOME 200, and 250 Yard Groups with My Old Ruger 77/17 Setup on dead Calm summer Days
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 12:50 pm

Not so fast.  The 25gr vmax from the hornet has a higher B.C. of .230 far surpassing your. 22wmr using a 40 grain projectile at the highest BC of .133. This it bucks the wind better as the bullet is longer and takes less to stabilize. My 17 hornet is almost dead on at 300 yards , sighted in at 100 yards, even with a 5mph crosswind and has more energy on impact.  The 17 hornet has  429 foot pounds of energy at 100 yards compared to the 22wmr at 170.  The 17 hornet outclasses the 22wmr in all aspects....and its reloadable too.
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 12:52 pm

@LongRifle wrote:
Not so fast.  The 25gr vmax from the hornet has a higher B.C. of .230 far surpassing your. 22wmr using a 40 grain projectile at the highest BC of .133. This it bucks the wind better as the bullet is longer and takes less to stabilize. My 17 hornet is almost dead on at 300 yards , sighted in at 100 yards, even with a 5mph crosswind and has more energy on impact.  The 17 hornet has  429 foot pounds of energy at 100 yards compared to the 22wmr at 170.  The 17 hornet outclasses the 22wmr in all aspects....and its reloadable too.

I am talking Rimfire, 17 HMR
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 6:00 pm

@Idaholewis wrote:
@LongRifle wrote:
Not so fast.  The 25gr vmax from the hornet has a higher B.C. of .230 far surpassing your. 22wmr using a 40 grain projectile at the highest BC of .133. This it bucks the wind better as the bullet is longer and takes less to stabilize. My 17 hornet is almost dead on at 300 yards , sighted in at 100 yards, even with a 5mph crosswind and has more energy on impact.  The 17 hornet has  429 foot pounds of energy at 100 yards compared to the 22wmr at 170.  The 17 hornet outclasses the 22wmr in all aspects....and its reloadable too.

I am talking Rimfire, 17 HMR


Roger, you stated "Those itty bitty .17 Bullets" and were not specific.  Between those two, yes I would also pick the 22WMR.  I am not a fan of the 17HMR.  I have seen the .17wsm do a fantastic job out to 250 yards on coyotes.  But I wouldn't poke at anything over a rabbit sized game with an HMR.  The power is just not there.
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 7:48 pm

Remember guys, I am shooting well under 50 yards here.
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 16th 2019, 8:37 pm

If shooting under 50 yards, a 22WMR would work just fine- but so would a .17HMR.  You may have some pass-through on light skinned foxes depending on the ammo you choose with the .22wmr.  But if you decide to go with a .32 Crockett- that would also do just fine.  I just ordered my Crockett today and plan on trying it out on some fur-bearers this year as well as using my 17hornet.
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of a 17   Thinking of a 17 - Page 2 EmptyJuly 18th 2019, 2:29 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
Remember guys, I am shooting well under 50 yards here.

At this Distance either Caliber would do equally well, .22 Mag or .17HMR

Something to ponder. The .22 Magnum is the NO. 1 Choice of Butchers, It’s pretty amazing to Watch a 1,000 PLUS Pound Animal DROP Like Sack of Lead from 1 little 40 Grain Bullet Between the Running Lights. I’m not saying the .17 Wouldn’t do the Same, But you don’t see, nor hear of Butchers using .17s

 The .22 Magnum is a BAD DUDE! And it’s been that way for MANY Years.

That being said, The .32 Crockett is Capable of More, Quite a Bit more than a .22 Magnum, PRETTY IMPRESSIVE!! Plus you have the “HOW COOL IS THAT” Factor with the Crockett! Very Happy I would go .32 Crockett
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