Re: .17 remington for yotes?
[QUOTE=rsq219;613929]what is everyone's opinion on the .17 Remington for yotes and fox out to about 200 yards. thanks for the input.[/QUOTE I'm sorry but i have to disagree with all you guys.... i live in CA i been shooting Coyotes & gray Fox with my 17 Rem since 1995. i have killed over 700 Coyotes and may be around 200 Gray foxes with it. the purpose of this writing i want to clear any mis conceptions about this fantastic caliber.. first & for most I'm not asking anyone to go out and build one all i will talk about is the spectacular kills on Coyotes that i made with it over the years wether you believe what i say or not thats your business .To be honest 17 is not a prairie Dog caliber because you will get fowling after 50 rounds or so but in calling you will never shoot 50 rounds . i wasn't happy with any of the bullets out there until i shot the 25 grn V-Max the V-max is a long bullet with the highest B.C. of any 25 grn bullet out there .230 it will not stabilize in a 1-10 Barrel you must shoot it in 1-9 Twist barrel don't tried in 1-10 you will be disappointed in 1-10 use a 20 grn V-max another fine bullet . My Rifle is a Rem 700 custom with 24 inch XX Douglas medium heavy Barrel in H.S precession stock with a 2 OZ. Shillen competition Trigger and a Leupold mark 4 Scope 6.5X20X50 LRT. i have tried every bullet out there and yes i agree they all killed cleanly out to 300 yards, until i shot the 25 grn V-max. To be honest i didn't know what to expect until i shot one Coyote at 319 yds in his tracks he fell then 420 yd dead in his tracks also shot one in his Throat at 590 yds using Leica laser, not that i was aiming at the Throat the wind carried the bullet into his mouth while he was Howling he died before hitting the ground and on and on all with Zero Fur damage. my buddy saw my .17 kills and replaced his 204 barrel with 17 Rem. This experience comes from years of trial and error testing and hundreds of hours on CA cattle Ranches killing Coyotes at all different ranges. all i ask is get some Varget or H4895 extreme powders drive these bullets close to 4050fps. but please be very careful approaching this speed use extreme caution! go out and shoot a Coyote on a windless day out to 500 yds. i would like to hear from you. its worth mentioning here with Shillen i chamber a round when i sit prone and ready to call and eject the cartridge when done calling if you don't do this then i advise you to get a different Trigger. i feel in order to connect with these long range Coyote a 2 oz Trigger is a must. As far as 17 being wind sensitive i find it no more sensitive than 22-250 and .223 keep in mind sears Tower moves with wind as well so don't nock this fine Caliber until you try it, i think i read some were that it gets to 600 yds in less than a second but don't quote me on that. Finally if you want to shoot a caliber that has Zero kick and practically no Fur damage and want to see the animal dropping in your scope look no further than .17 Rem..... follow my advise i promise you you will agree. S.K.