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Wade Joseph

22 or 17?

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I am in nned of a rabbit/squirel/ "critter" getter. I would love to be able to pick off tree rats at 100yds and have yet to find a 22 that is that acurate. Thats why I am thinking 17 but it just doesnt seem big enough for yotes or larger critters. A 22 mag would get the larger stuff but have not seen one that was as accurate as most 22 long rifles.

This is where it would help to be rich so I could buy all three.

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Wade.

I have a .17 HMR in the marlin heavy barrel and it is a dream to shoot. I have taken critters the size of Red Fox out to 100 and it does the job just fine. I would never try it on Coyote as the is not enough umph to getter done.

The real beauty is there is almost 0 trajectory out to 100 so you pretty much hold center mass and squeeze.

For the application you are talking about the .17 hmr would be a perfect choice.

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hummer hands down, there isnt much wind out in the woods so i would go fo the hummer. we used them out prarie dog shooting this spring and they hammered em within 100yds but anything after that is just going to maim game.

J

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What does 'hmr' stand for?

How much do the .17 caliber shells cost as compared to .22's?

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Actually, the 17 HMR is more powerful than the 22 WMR and it hits farther.

H= Hornaday

M= Magnum

R= ??? Round? Remake? Reject? confused.gifconfused.gif

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Rimfire???!!!!! cool.gif

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Cost of the 17 hmr ammo is quite a bit more than .22. 500 rds. of the 17 hmr will run you about $100 while 500 rds. of .22 will cost you $25 - $35.

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Don't forget, for the 17HMR they make a heavy load and a FMJ load also.

The 17 grains load and a 20 grain "GamePoint" load and the new FMJ 20 grain load.

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hmr=HORNADY,MAGNUM,RIMFIRE.

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Thanks for the input fellas. Now the question is, what .17 can I get for a reasonable price.

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The marlin is $199ish if I remember correctly. Mine will keep the holes touching on a calm day.

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Wade, a hunting buddy of mine bought the heavy barreled Marlin .17 and says it drives tacks for him. He's taken several coyotes with it that were targets of opportunity in the last year. He sold me the same model of Marlin in .22 Mag when he bought the .17. The .22 mag also is a great shooter, at least that's what #2 son says. He borrowed it last fall and I haven't seen it since. tongue.gif

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    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.