Re: .17 cal remington centerfire
Darryl, Thanks for the info on the 80 grain Sierra. I suspected that it would have been that bullet, as like its smaller brother the 69 grain HPBT, they hold together well.
I believe your story about the .17 taking wolves and animals about 100 - 130 lbs,as I have experienced instances where they seem to kill way beyond their weight.
I have had about 10 one shot kills on feral pigs (estimated weight 50 - 130lbs) with deliberate shots from my .17/222 mag using the Hornady 25 grain bullet.
I certainly would not take it (or recommend) it to go hunting pigs, as my 25/06AI with the Nosler 100 BT is just terrific on pigs and other medium game. However, if you only have .17 in your hand at the time, and something appears unexpectedly,it is amazing what it can do. Cheers, Brian.
[ 01-22-2004: Message edited by: Brian Winzor ]