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Unread 04-12-2007, 05:49 PM
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.17HMR max range

What do you guys think the max range for the little hummer is. The farthest i've shot mine at was around 225yds with good results. any 400+. IT seems pretty accurate with no wind. just wondering
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Unread 04-12-2007, 07:52 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I would say, after having a 17 HMR, the max killing range is right around 250 yards.

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Unread 04-12-2007, 10:01 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

farthest to date would be just a tad over 200-250 area with the 20gr.xtp. Rock chuck.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Unread 04-12-2007, 10:55 PM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I've rolled a few prairie dogs past 300 yards and even have a varafied kill @ 325 <u>BUT</u> I quit trying as there where just too many crawler past 150 yards.The 20 grain kill a little better than the 17 grain BTs but not enough IMHO to shoot past 150yards....The 223/204 works better past 150 yards and cost about the same per round.
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:10 AM
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Re: .17HMR max range

My longest confirmed is on a fox at 266 yd. One shot through the neck (front shoulder was aiming point) with a complete pass through. Dead on the spot. Bullet was a factory Hornady 17gr V-Max. I am repeatedly amazed with this little wonder.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:17 AM
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Re: .17HMR max range

+1 on what Mach V said . I did'nt like the results on Pdogs with the Vmax much beyond 125 Yards . Especially if they were BIG Pdogs ...too many crawlers . I found a Ranch with a lot of mounds close to the house and that field was loaded with tons of old machinery . Kind of fun to sneak around all that stuff using it for a solid rest and popping Pdogs at under 125 yards . Quiet too !
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Unread 04-13-2007, 10:07 AM
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Re: .17HMR max range

I've hammered quite a few crows over 225yrds with mine. 310 is my best to date.
I just know enough about long range shooting to kno that I dont know sh*t about long range shooting!
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