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.17 HMR sight in range

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Unread 12-19-2013, 05:27 PM
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.17 HMR sight in range

Just wondering at what you guys that hunt Prairie Dogs sight your .17HMR's for? Also what is a reasonable range to shoot PD's with a ,17HMR?

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    Unread 12-19-2013, 05:29 PM
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

    I sight mine in at 100 zero. I have whacked many a gophers at 250 and some at 300 yards with the HMR.

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    Unread 12-19-2013, 05:50 PM
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

    I zero my 17HMR at 100yds as well. My longest "whack" is just under 190 on a groundhog. DRT.
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

    Ok thanks guys. I only have a 100 yard range so that will work. My problem now is my scope crapped out this afternoon.

    What is the hold over at 150 and 200 yards?
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

    Assuming a 17gr V-max @ 2550MV, 100yd zero, you should see approximately:

    2" drop at 150

    7.3" drop at 200

    17.4" at 250
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

    Yep that's what I am using. Thanks I'll write that down for reference in the field.
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    Re: .17 HMR sight in range

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    Yep that's what I am using. Thanks I'll write that down for reference in the field.
    No problem. Definitely confirm at range if you can - I don't want to be your excuse for escaped P-dogs

    Good luck with your scope

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