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.17 remington for yotes?

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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.17 remington for yotes?

what is everyone's opinion on the .17 remington for yotes and fox out to about 200 yards. thanks for the input.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:18 PM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

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what is everyone's opinion on the .17 remington for yotes and fox out to about 200 yards. thanks for the input.
I like em if the shots are like you said and 200 or so. I have a 17 fireball that has taken a few yotes and all were DRT with not much damage to hides.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:52 AM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

Its a little light for my liking. I shot one at 50 yards quartering towards me. Hit it right in the shoulder where the leg connects. Dropped him right there, spun to try and get the double that was running through the woods. Looked back the first yote was up and running. I tracked him for a 150 yards and he was bedded in some brush looking at me, finished him off with the shotgun. Also when shooting steel at a 100 yards, it won't knock the plates over that a 223 does with ease. Just not enough kinetic energy. But I know it will kill them, shot placement is just more critical.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

I've never shot a 17 however, I do have a .204 and even it is to lite with the bullets constructed for it. Coyote hunting is my main hunting and I have had coyotes drt with the .204 but, I've also had alot of wondeds get away. I will be trying some diffrent bullets and if they don't work I'll be looking for another caliber. Brad
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

I have used one for years. The terminal performance cant be matched when using 25grn bullets or heavier. Many hunters have commented on how quickly they have dropped when i have called in coyotes. Sold my 22-250 because in calling situations, the 17 fits the best. Oh yea, layed one out at the 400yd mark a few weeks ago. My partner was using a 204 ruger, and furbuyer wouldnt buy coyotes he shot with it. 32grn vmax=4" exit&splash holes.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:24 PM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

I have killed several deer and 2 elk with .17 Rem. The elk were all within a hundred yds and head shot. Deer were lung shot and they took some tracking but expired with one shot. The .17 will do for coyotes out to about 250 or so with good hits, I recall hitting one at abou 300 yds going away from me, Bullet blew his sack up!! He chased his tail for about a minute and kept on going, we got him eventually. That bullet had not penetrated at all. Just left a big crater where his nuts had been. I went up to a 6mm for them and do not have to chase them anymore.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: .17 remington for yotes?

I have shot the .17 Remington for about 15 years and killed quite a few (>150) Coyotes with it. Some of the problems voiced I haven't encountered but maybe they have shot a lot more than I have. I shoot Nagel 30s over VVN540 @3900 and it seems to flatten them really well out to 350 and change. Any caliber even my Swift will cripple if shot placement is poor, some try to load the cartridge down to extend barrel life and that ruins it's effectiveness. The seventeens I have owned have all shot really well and for a calling gun it is what the guys who hunt fur for a living use.
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