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View Poll Results: Which rifle for target shooting for the wife?
17 remington 3 23.08%
17 hornet 2 15.38%
17 winchester super mag 1 7.69%
17 hmr 7 53.85%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Rifle choices for the wife

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Unread 05-27-2013, 09:33 AM
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Rifle choices for the wife

I'm looking for something the wife can target shoot with. Selfishly I am trying to buy something that could become dual purpose if she doesn't use it regularly. I was thinking something in the 17-22 caliber range because of recoil. She isn't going to hunt. Just shoot paper! I will include a poll but thought some of these might get feedback:
17 remington
17 hornet
17 winchester super mag
17 hmr
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    Unread 05-27-2013, 03:27 PM
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

    I'm a 17hmr fan. Inexpensive, plentiful ammo, accurate, and decent shooting cheap rifles are available. Or you can get great shooting ultra-expensive pieces of rifle art. Lots of options.

    If your wife doesn't enjoy it, or if she does and still will let you borrow it, 17hmr leaves smaller varmints DRT. Way less floppin' and thrashing since I hung up the 22lr in favor of the 17hmr.
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    Unread 05-27-2013, 07:31 PM
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

    17 hornet is a lot of fun and super cheap if you reload. just wondering why leave off the 223?? for low recoil and killing paper its about as good as it gets.
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    Unread 05-27-2013, 07:51 PM
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

    Already have the 223. I also have 220 swift. Just looking to go as small as possible but still have a decent rifle. She doesn't like the 223 that much. Se loves shooting her judge 45/410 go figure???? Lol.
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    Unread 05-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

    I love my .17 HMR's, but my buddy has a Rem 700 VSF stainless jeweled .17 Remington Fireball and that's a cool little round! So I voted for .17 Remington. I've tried to buy that rifle from my buddy for years, but he won't come off of it......YET! I guess if I waved some cash in his face he might think twice.
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

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    Already have the 223. I also have 220 swift. Just looking to go as small as possible but still have a decent rifle. She doesn't like the 223 that much. Se loves shooting her judge 45/410 go figure???? Lol.
    Are you posting same question on all sites? I've seen it so far on another site
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    Unread 05-28-2013, 07:43 PM
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    Re: Rifle choices for the wife

    I posted it on shooters forum. I spend a lot of time there as well!
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