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.17 HMR for coyotes?

 
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

ONLY shot a few with a 17HMR none over 70 yards but none got away.Shot more with a 22MAG it done the job also. nothing wrong with the 17 worked then & now.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:34 AM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

you can get as mad as any of you want for me saying this but to me there are 1000s upon 1000s of yotes in my neck of the woods and my whitetails,turkeys, and quail take a far higher priority than a coyote. shoot it if it runs off my fealings arent hurt. if youre rough on my deer im rough on you. thats how it is. Most of you wont agree but it is what it is.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:11 PM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

i switched to my 17hmr from my 308 simply because there is less fur damage. yeah i can take a longer shot with my 308 but isnt half the fun of hunting calling or stalking the animal to as close as you can get? never had a coyote go more than 10 yards with my 17hmr after a nice head shot but i keep my shots under 125 yards
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:29 PM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

I have taken 4 yotes, 2 wild dogs and, 70# hog with 17HMR with no issues. Longest shot was 137 yds and all shots where right in the ear and none of the above took another step.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:49 PM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

Here's a pretty good read on the 17 HMR. If going for yotes I'd say bullet selection and placement would be very important. Not the bullet comparison between the Hornady and CCI bullets.

Seems I saw on the TV a guy busting ferral hogs with a 17 HMR out of a tree stand. He'd get several from one group as the low noise did not frighten the animals off. All head shots at 50 yards but seemed to work out fine.

Varmint Al's Field Testing The 17 HMR
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:31 AM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

I have pretty much read everyones comments on here and was just looking for insight into getting my own 17 to take with me and my son small game hunting and if we got bored try to call in some yotes. Lot's of opinioins on here, about "ethical hunting" and "long range sport hunting" and what not. But I still haven't read a thread that gives me any reason not to buy a 17 to take hunting with my lil boy for squirrels and rabbits and if we bet bored why not try to call in a "yote" My son's lil gun is the henry youth 22, I kinda love that gun so was leaning towards the henry 17 hmr. Not looking at hitting anything farther than a 100 yards mind you, just getting my son into it and learning a gun and being respectful around it. It sounds to me that at 100 yards or less if me and my son are not successfull getting any rabbits or squirrels, we can have some fun on the farm and try to call in some yotes into a certain range and the gun is ok? Right?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: .17 HMR for coyotes?

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Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
There was a very controversial thread on Rimfire Central a while back. Even though some very successful yote killers use it some...other guys almost went ballistic (no pun intended) over the idea.

I would try it close in.
I killed my first coyote @ 165 yards with my .17HMR using Hornady .17 VMax . It was on a trot...couldn't stop it...hit it a little back....killed it anyway. It will do the job...but I'd rather shoot my .22-250 for yotes.
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